Shapiro Medical Group

5270 W. 84th St, Suite 500, Minneapolis MN 55437

Hair transplantation has undergone a virtual revolution of change in the last 10 to 15 years. In the beginning, large punch grafts were used which led to the pluggy look associated with older transplants. This is no longer done. The desire to improve naturalness led to the use of progressively smaller grafts.

A revolutionary advance occurred when physicians observed that, under magnification, hair grows in tiny, naturally occurring groupings of 1-4 hairs called Follicular Units (FU). With this observation, physicians began using microscopic magnification to create grafts that keep these natural groupings intact, and the procedure, called Microscopic Follicular Unit Grafting, was born. With these tiny grafts physicans could replace hair exactly as it is found naturally, creating results so natural they are virtually undetectable, even under close examination.