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Hair Surgeon Sara Wasserbauer, M.D. specializes in medical and surgical hair restoration services.

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DR. SARA WASSERBAUER M.D.

Sara Wasserbauer, M.D., F.I.S.H.R.S is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and a Fellow of the International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery. She is currently located outside of San Francisco, in Walnut Creek, California, and has several consult offices located around the Bay Area

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 has written several book chapters including most recently on Eyebrows and Women’s Hair Loss, been featured on national TV (including The Doctors), and speaks regularly at international medical conferences concerning hair, hair loss, and its surgical and medical treatment.  For over 10 years she has written a monthly feature article for the ISHRS Hair Transplant Forum International called “Hair’s the Question.”  She loves research and was the Principal Investigator from Restoration Robotics and the ARTAS robot.  She currently serves as the Vice-President for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons and is the chair of both the written and oral board exams for that organization.

Her current favorite areas of expertise include follicular unit extraction (FUE),  eyebrow transplantation, scalp micro pigmentation, and low level light therapy for hair growth.

Dr. Wasserbauer completed her undergraduate studies with a B.A. in Classical Archeology and minors in Chemistry and Biology 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.  She believes that restoring hair is a labor of love, and that hair is an essential component of a patient’s dignity.

Why We Are Different

Total focus on hair restoration surgery

Our surgical practice is devoted exclusively to hair. We perform traditional hair restoration and advanced Follicular Unit Extraction techniques, scar and plug revisions, and are one of the few hair surgeons to be chosen to participate in the latest FDA trials.

Training that sets us apart

Not only is Dr. Wasserbauer one of less than 150 hair transplant surgeons certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons, but she is also one of the few worldwide to have completed a full fellowship devoted entirely to cosmetic and corrective hair transplantation.

Aesthetics honed by years of experience

A good result means far more than having more hair on your head. We understand that every person is a unique individual with his or her own anatomical features and limitations as well as desires and expectations. We do not perform stock operations.

Your trusted San Francisco hair surgeon

[us_testimonial author=”T. L.” company=””]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.[/us_testimonial]
[us_testimonial author=”G. R.” company=””]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.[/us_testimonial]
[us_testimonial author=”R. T.” company=””]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.[/us_testimonial]

FDA Stem Cell Update

Practitioners offering unproven and unapproved STEM CELL treatments for hair growth should be on notice: the FDA has started to bump up its regulation.

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Hair’s the Question: Do stem cell injections really regrow hair?

“Stem cells” are everywhere.  Literally.  These cells exist ubiquitously in our bodies and are responsible for the generation and regeneration of your body’s tissue.  Given that stem cells regenerate tissue, it makes sense that advances in this technology would be applied to the problem of hair loss. Unfortunately, even the most logical of treatment steps…
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Hairs The Question™ – What shampoos are good for hair loss?

Caffeine, Biotin, “Special Sauce,” – all these ingredients are touted to improve hair just by shampooing with them daily.  Often, these ingredients come packaged in an attractive bottle with equally attractive marketing to help you make the choice to buy it, but do these really work? The good news is that there are shampoos that…
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Testosterone Safety and Hair Loss

It goes without saying that testosterone is a powerful hormone with many effects on the human body.  Some of these effects are desirable, like increased muscle mass, but some are downright undesirable.  The trick is to avoid the undesirable side effects while benefiting from the desirable ones. 

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Facebook Hair Transplant Flashback

Back in 2010-2011 Dr. Wasserbauer had a contest on Facebook and our patient we call Raw Matt won. He agreed to post regular updates from healing and ultimately posting photos of his progress and hair growth. The pictures below are from Matt at the 8 month post-op mark. Matt has been great posting his experience…
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