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I am a business professional in a Senior- level position. I also have a military background. About 4 years ago, my sideburns started to fall out. No explanation, just got thinner and disappeared. Needless to say, I started to feel very self-conscious about it and tried to start cutting the sides of my head hair short. It did, however, still not look right. Even with a military cut, still did not look right. I started to pursue other options, going to the big-name companies for hair restoration. Their focus was always on the rest of my head, the back, the front, areas that I was quite content with. Always trying to upsell me and very really listened to my real concerns. My sideburn area was completely hairless and it created an awkward line between where I had no hair and where it grew thick. I was embarrassed and devastated. I then learned of another option called Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP for short. I looked around and after much research, ended up sitting across from the SMP technician from California Hair Surgeon, we met in the San Francisco office. That day, my life changed. The technician was a true professional, she was very open and honest about what she could do and what she would not be able to do. Very clear on expectations. She is a scalp micro pigmentation specialist that all others should aspire to become. She is a master at her craft who truly understands how to listen to someone's needs and then she executes on it. Her work is nothing less than excellent. Almost a year and a half later, my sideburns still look complete and blended into the rest of my hair. I continue to enjoy a natural look, you cannot tell that I had the SMP treatment, this is how good their work is. She also had to reconstruct my hairline from slightly below my temple to where most people's sideburns end. It really looks good, due to the magic she brings in her work. You too can change your life.
Dr Wasserbauer, I would like to take a moment to express how happy I am that I chose your practice to have my hair PRP treatment. I can not say enough about your PA Lindsay. Extremely empathetic and professional, and a excellent representative of your office. Her technical expertise were as obvious as her knowledge of the subject of hair growth. Please give her my thanks and that I look forward to the following procedures with her. I will definitively recommend you to whoever and whenever the opportunity presents itself. Thank you again.
Dr. Wasserbauer is a superstar. She has a great bedside manner and is a true artist. She provided an excellent service and an AMAZING staff. I wish I only wish I had done this 5 years ago. They do take up to a year to be tamed but that’s an easy task with eyebrow gel, I spent 20 years drawing them in each day so a little gel is a super easy task.
I've just had my FUE with Dr. Sara on May 26th, 2020. The day that changed my life forever. I've researched hair transplant ever since when I noticed some hair loss, but I finally decided to pull the trigger on it during the quarantine. The PERFECT time to do it! I have to say, I was a little worried the night before surgery, but Dr. and her team made me feel very comfortable from start to finish. It was an all day procedure, they harvested the grafts first half of the day. We all ate lunch and they implanted the grafts second half of the day. 9am - 5pm. Local anesthesia made the process painless for the most part, I pretty much slept through the whole thing. Couldn't have been easier! I came back the next for the follow up appointment where they taught me how to take care of my new investment. I sent them pictures for the 10th day check-in. I couldn't be more happier with the results. I had to share it! Dr. Sara and her team did a fantastic job, and I've gotten so many compliments already. Can't wait what it will blossom into in 6 months, 1 year! I'll keep yall updated!
Here is a 2 year update. The transplant process went very well. As expected, it takes about 6 months to start to see some clear results. Then the growth gets better and better. I went back for my 1 year checkup in the summer of 2019. At that point, the growth of the grafts was excellent and I was very pleased. The 1 year checkup therefore was fairly uneventful, since everything had gone well, and I saw no need for any further grafts. So no further followup checks were needed.
Now at 2 years out, the thickness has improved even further and I am very pleased with the results. I am very pleased with my choice of going with Dr. Wasserbauer. The best thing was that Dr. Wasserbauer told me that in my case, she can do a single session with a large number of grafts, and that would probably be enough for me to be happy with the results, and that has turned out to be the case! Some other docs who I had consultations with wanted to do multiple rounds of a smaller number of grafts. However, a surgery is a surgery, and I really didn't want to have to get repeat procedures done if it could be helped. So I am pleased to have gone with Dr. Wasserbauer, and in my case 1 round was truly all I needed to get the results I wanted! Of course that won't be the case with every patient's scenario, but in my case she was able to make a single session work.
I went to Dr. Wasserbauer because I had a section of eyelashes that kept falling out. I was thinking I could get hair transplants in that location. Dr. Wasserbauer explained to me that I had something called Alopecia Areata of the lashes. She said that even if she did hair transplants in that location that they could very well fall out. I was thankful for her total honesty. Some doctors may say, "Lets try it and see how it goes". It's an expensive procedure and with her honesty I was able to make the decision not to do the procedure. So thank you!!! Jacqueline I went to Dr. Wasserbauer because I had a section of eyelashes that kept falling out. I was thinking I could get hair transplants in that location. Dr. Wasserbauer explained to me that I had something called Alopecia Areata of the lashes. She said that even if she did hair transplants in that location that they could very well fall out. I was thankful for her total honesty. Some doctors may say, "Lets try it and see how it goes". It's an expensive procedure and with her honesty I was able to make the decision not to do the procedure. So thank you!!! Jacqueline
I tell this story often.. I, like every male in my family (all bald) had a lot of hair loss in my mid 20's. I had surgery in 2012. I remember the long surgery & the warning. "After surgery you'll have hair, over the coming month it'll fall out. I affirmed I understood five times but after surgery still called many times crying that it all fell out. Everyone looks in awe as they try to figure out what is transplant vs. Natural. I think often of what it would be like had I not done the surgery & it just reaffirms my decision to do it. The result for me is thick, natural looking hair. Thank you & your team for delivering as promised. - DB
Thank you and your team for shepherding me through the FUE procedure. While I was very hesitant about the procedure I went ahead as I had confidence that I had selected the best physician in the industry (I came to this conclusion after months of research which included personally meeting numerous other Bay Area providers).
During the procedure not only was my confidence in you completely validated but I was so surprised by your exceptional team who I hadn't meet until that day. I have worked with many teams throughout my career and I have never seen a group of people work so well together as measured by their professionalism, respect for each other, collegiality, and dedication to the customer . You and your team make incredible combination.
The procedure was significantly less of an ordeal than I had expected. I had no swelling and was able to go out and about the next day (with a hat of course). I was back in the office after 10 days. I am looking forward to the new hair growth and am very grateful to have met you and your team.
Very attentive and very good at getting back at emails calls and all my concerns. I had SMP treatment and they did exactly what they were supposed to do and eased my nerves. Great job. Keep up the good work.
I am a patient of Dr. Sara Wasserbauer's and I want to let everyone know that she and her office staff are FANTASTIC! Excellent quality of patient care, super friendly and considerate staff and Dr. Sara is just about the nicest person you will ever want to meet. With a long history of running a business myself I have a very critical eye when I visit other establishments. I couldn't be happier - 5 stars all the way!