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Hair Restoration

Our Approach to Hair Restoration

Dr. Houssock and Dr. Vogel understand the dramatic impact that hair loss can have on personal appearance and self esteem. Our society often correlates the presence of hair with youth, vitality and health. Regardless of the amount of hair that you have lost or your individual requirements our office offers several hair transplant solutions to address your specific needs. Plastic surgeon James Vogel, MD  is recognized as a hair restoration specialist by his peers both nationally and internationally. He has published a number of articles and written several text book chapters on hair restoration. In addition Dr Vogel is a past president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is frequently asked to deliver speeches on hair restoration to professional colleagues at continuing educational meetings.

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Learn more about the following hair surgery options available at our practice by exploring our website.

Candidates for Hair Restoration

Using a wide variety of hair restoration techniques, Drs. Houssock and Vogel can help patients achieve a thicker, fuller head of hair. Patients who have thinning hair or hair loss as a result of genetics are often good candidates for hair restoration. Hair restoration techniques can also effectively treat hair loss that has occurred as the result of an injury or surgery. Ideal hair restoration candidates are in good overall health and maintain realistic expectations about the results they may be able to achieve with the methods we offer. Patients who are experiencing temporary hair loss due to factors such as medication, a medical condition, or stress may not be well suited for hair restoration; however, every individual is unique and should schedule a consultation for a thorough and accurate assessment. For some men and women, adjustments in medication and/or lifestyle changes may be helpful in slowing or reversing hair loss.

Hair Restoration Treatment Options

We offer a variety of state-of-the-art hair restoration treatments, which provide patients with several ways to approach their hair loss. During the preliminary consultation, your plastic surgeon examines the scalp, reviews the patient’s medical history, and inquires about their concerns and treatment goals. He or she can then make informed recommendations about which surgical and/or non-surgical treatment options may lead to the most satisfactory results.

Surgical hair restoration techniques have advanced significantly over the past decades. Today, the results of hair transplant surgery can look incredibly natural. One of the most common methods of hair transplantation is the strip-harvest method. When performing this type of procedure Dr. Houssock and Dr. Vogel utilize innovative donor site closure techniques that can effectively camouflage the incision. They also offer follicular unit extraction (FUE one of the newest hair restoration techniques that harvests single follicular units and strategically transplants them to create a natural-looking hairline and the appropriate degree of coverage. FUE also allows patients to wear very short hairstyles, as there are no resulting scars to conceal. Some patients who have had hair transplants performed in the past using outdated techniques that no longer look natural, often seek out our surgeons’ expertise for corrective hair transplant procedures. Dr. Houssock and Dr. Vogel also specialize in women’s hair transplants and hairline lowering procedures.

Nonsurgical hair restoration techniques can also benefit patients seeking alternatives or complementary treatments for hair transplant surgery. Low level laser therapy, PRP and ACell® injection therapy, and compounded minoxidil formula 82M have proven effective at stimulating new hair growth, strengthening existing hair, and preventing further hair loss. Some of these nonsurgical hair restoration techniques may even be combined to enhance results. To learn more about hair restoration, we invite you to review our page of hair restoration FAQ’s.

Dr. Vogel Honored with Golden Follicle Award


Dr James E . Vogel, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine was honored by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) as the 2016 recipient of the The Golden Follicle Award. This award is bestowed by members of the ISHRS to an individual for outstanding clinical contributions to the profession of hair restoration surgery. Dr Vogel was awarded this honor at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the ISHRS held in October in Las Vegas.

A respected teacher and leader, Dr Vogel, is in private practice in Baltimore, Maryland .He was one of the founding members of the ISHRS and has served in many capacities including: Scientific Committee Chairman, Annual Meeting Program Chairman, Society President, and member of the ISHRS Executive Committee and Board of Governor’s. Dr Vogel is the first board certified plastic surgeon, ASAPS, and ASPS member to receive this prestigious award. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on hair restoration surgery, co-teaches the hair restoration course at annual plastic surgery meetings and is especially know for his known for his work on corrective hair transplants.

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a global non-profit medical association and the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration with more than 1,200 members throughout 70 countries worldwide. Above all, the ISHRS is dedicated to achieving excellence in patient outcomes by promoting the highest standards of medical practice, medical ethics, and research in the medical hair restoration industry. The ISHRS was founded in 1993 as the first international society to promote continuing quality improvement and education for professionals in the field of medical hair restoration surgery.

Dr. Vogel has recorded a message expressing his personal gratitude to the ISHRS for this honor:

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