In this video Dr. Sara Wasserbauer explains the difference in the two hair transplant techniques. FUE/Traditional Comparison Comparison Traditional Method (“Strip” or “FUT”) Follicular Unit Extraction (“FUE”) Average number of grafts ~2300 (range 500-4000) ~1800 (Range 500-2400) Visibility of scarring Linear scar visible generally when hair cut less than #3 clipper setting Diffuse pinpoint scarring…
DR. SARA WASSERBAUER M.D.
Sara Wasserbauer, M.D., A.B.H.R.S, F.I.S.H.R.S is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery – Fellow of the International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery and is currently located in the Bay Area, outside of San Francisco, in Walnut Creek, California.
Read her archived articles. As one of the most experienced and accredited hair restoration surgeons in California Dr. Wasserbauer is a regular resource for news media on hair loss and it’s treatment. She writes a monthly feature article for the ISHRS Hair Transplant Forum International, she is a national spokesperson for the Theradome Laser Cap and serves as an examiner for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
She completed her undergraduate studies with a B.A. in Classical Archeology and minors in Chemistry, Biology and Psychology at the prestigious Dartmouth College. She then went on to earn her medical degree from the renowned Medical College of Ohio where she was designated Class Leader. After finishing her training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Wasserbauer discovered she had a natural aptitude and eye for aesthetic surgery. Growing up in a family that experienced severe hair loss in both the men AND women, she found herself drawn to hair restoration and the dramatic change it could have on one’s appearance.
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The reason I chose Dr. Wasserbauer was that she and her staff were so professional and knowledgeable, but they also were very low key and down to earth. They made me feel like family and that I was very well cared for.T. L.
Dr. Sara didn’t push me to make a decision and even gave me other patients to talk to so that I was comfortable making my decision. The whole process was relaxed and professional.G. R.
The staff at Dr. Sara’s office is wonderful. I learned so much from them just by sitting in the waiting room! Everyone took their time answering all my questions about hair, and even random questions about health. I’ve already sent 2 of my friends to their office for consults.R. T.
On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Wasserbauer performed a hair transplant live on a 35-year old man suffering from male pattern baldness. Greg Adler, an attorney, Mensa International member and fitness model, will share his personal hair restoration journey with viewers during the transplant and in follow-up posts on CaliforniaHairSurgeon.com. Much to his chagrin,…
By Sara Wasserbauer, MD I see a lot of patients for hair loss – over ten thousand at last count – and I am surprised how everything that is old becomes new again. Young men in particular are confused by the choices for restoring their hair that are hawked on the Internet. I was asked…
A few years ago I had a patient see me about his hair loss with his wife in consultation. They both wanted him to have more hair, and since his hair loss was early, we started him on finasteride (Also known as Propecia) and minoxidil (Also known as Rogaine) with excellent results. He regrew all…
Patient JK is a 35 year old male who is interested in getting his hair back. We first met at the beginning of May in 2015 and he had lost much of his frontal area and his crown – a Norwood Class IVa in hair loss terms. Like most hair loss patients, his hair loss snuck up on him. He is a successful guy, owns his own business, never thought much about his hair until he started to lose it. Also, like most regular guys, he was surprised how much this loss bothered him