Q: I recently saw an ad about a scarless hair transplant. Is this true, and if so, why don’t you hear about more people opting for this procedure?
A: The procedure you’re referring to is called FUE (follicular unit extraction) in which hair follicles are extracted from the scalp one at a time. At the Anderson Hair Sciences Center, we use the ARTAS® system robot to extract the follicles, versus the Neograft (a hand-held extraction tool) used in many other practices. Read more >
Could honeybees hold the key to reversing hair loss?
A new study by Japanese researchers reveals fascinating results in hair regrowth in mice from a substance called propolis, found in honeybee hives. Because propolis contains anti-inflammatory compounds, researchers expect it could help treat balding conditions, although further testing is needed to see if the beehive material affects human hair follicles.Read more >
Did you know Male Pattern Baldness is the most common reason 98% of guys lose their hair, and that it affects up to 50% of men at some point in their lifetime? Watch this quick and informative video by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery about hair loss in men.Read more >
Do you remember the last time you went into a doctor’s office for something other than a personal check-up- maybe a potential life-changing procedure- and came out feeling like you were just another number? Many of you might be fortunate enough not to have had this bitter taste in your mouth, but those of you who can relate may want to re-think your next physician’s office visit.Read more >
The ARTAS® Robotic System brings a new level of precision to hair transplantation.
More than 35 million men in the United States experience hair loss, and until recently, their options for hair restoration surgery included concern with an unnatural-looking outcome, pain, and a visible linear scar across the back of the head. The ARTAS® Robotic System is the first and only system to offer a minimally invasive robotic outpatient hair transplant procedure.Read more >
While Dr. Anderson was the Restoration Surgery Specialist for EMORY Healthcare in Atlanta in 2010, CBS did a special on his practice at EMORY, featuring a technique of hair restoration called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Dr. Anderson has been performing FUE procedures since 2003, and is the first in the USA to perform a full hair restoration using the technique.Read more >
Patient: Are there any negative effects if I quit minoxidil 2% after only 2 months (once a day) of use?
Dr. Anderson: It would be a better idea if instead of stopping cold turkey, I suggest you “taper” off the medication. This week, use it 6 days a week. Next week use it 5. The following week use it 4 times and so on.Read more >
Patient: I am a 30 year old woman, and my hair is rapidly falling out. Help! What should I do?
Dr. Anderson: Hair loss that is rapid in nature may be a symptom of some other medical condition, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, and hormonal disorders. It is important to see a hair loss specialist for this issue, not a general dermatologist who may not deal with hair loss that often, and who may not know all the very specific screening blood tests, as there are quite a few, many of them are tests of specific hormones, and are definitely not included in routing blood tests.Read more >
Hair Loss Is Not Uncommon After ANY Hair Transplant.
The NeoGraft machine performs a type of hair restoration called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Like any hair restoration procedure, telogen effluvium, or “shock loss” is not uncommon. It tends to happen more in men in their 20’s and in female patients. It can sometimes be related to the surgical technique used to create the sites in the recipient area, and can also be related to the amount of steroids the treating physician used in the fluids injected into the scalp during the procedure.Read more >
Experience of Your Surgeon is MUCH More Important Than Any Method or Machine Used.
NeoGraft was introduced about 5 years ago, and is simply a machine that a physician (or, more likely, a technician) uses to perform the follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure. It is more or less a motorized, hand-held circular punch, attached to suction. Read more >
Ken Anderson, MD
5.0 stars from 259 reviews for Atlanta Hair Restoration Surgeon
As a professional athlete it's important to always look your best
As a professional athlete it’s important to always look your best. When I started noticing my hair beginning to thin and fall out I panicked and began to lose my self confidence and self esteem. I couldn’t imagine wearing a hat the rest of my life, so I looked into what type of options...Read More »
Just couldn't do the bald thing
Three words that describe Dr. Anderson? Knowledgeable, professional, and COOL. Knowledgeable-Knows and describes the procedure and what to expect. Answered any and every question we threw at him, especially the wife. And she threw a LOT. Professional-We were on time, he and the staff were on time, and we got started right away with...Read More »
Middle Age Balding - Altanta, GA
Dr Anderson insists on personal involvement with every step of the transplant procedure. He is a phenomenal surgeon and I highly recommend him.
I am a physician in Georgia and did not like how my hair loss was going. I investigated different options and felt the ARTAS® system was the route I wanted to go.Read More »
My Experience with Dr. Ken Anderson, Atlanta, GA
So I finally got my hair transplant done by Dr. Ken Anderson in Atlanta, GA in July 2011. I’d been pondering it, reading about it, researching doctors for over 4 years but only now got the courage to do it.
As always, reading/researching/talking about this stuff still doesn’t completely prepare you for the details of...Read More »
40 Yr Old Needing Improvement - Atlanta, GA
Dr Anderson was great. I don’t think it’s possible for him to make you feel anymore comfortable while still exemplifying professionalism and expertise. He’s just an all around easy guy to deal with and it definitely helps in the overall positiveness of the procedure.
Dr Anderson and staff were great. From the consulate to the...Read More »
47 Yr. Old Female with Hereditary Hair Loss
I recently opted to work with Dr. Anderson and his team to address progressive thinning of my hair in the front and top of my head. This pattern of female hair loss runs in my family, and I have tried every method imaginable to address the issue with little or no results.
I had...Read More »
I am a 45 year old male with thinning hair from the crown to the front of my head.
This is my second procedure with Dr. Anderson.
The 1st was in 2006, and that was more of a preventive procedure. At the time of the 1st procedure Dr. Anderson indicated that I would need approximately 1200-1500 grafts. During the procedure, he noted that hair loss was not as severe as he initially thought and...Read More »
The process was smooth and the Doctor as well as the technicians were very professional.
I received my second hair transplant in June of 2014. I was displeased with my constant fussing about my hair as I lost quite a bit in the front and top. At 46, divorced and many happy years ahead of me, I decided to do something for myself, my confidence and my looks. Positive...Read More »
Dr. Anderson and his staff were not only professional but friendly and even a little Jovial.
I actually enjoyed my day in his office. I was there from 7:30am until 4:30pm. Dr Anderson will even give you a nice brief history of hair transplant and how things have evolved over time. It also became clear in talking to him that not all doctors doing hair transplant are the same. In...Read More »
Dr Anderson and his staff are the best of the best.
My expectations were exceeded from the initial consultation to the final result. Dr Anderson and his staff listened to my concerns, outlined a solution that would work for me, and delivered exactly what they said they would do. I recommend Dr Anderson and his expert staff to anyone who is looking for a completely...Read More »
If your considering a Hair Transplant – do yourself a favor and at least go consult with Dr. Anderson.
Only consult with him after you have gone to the big commercial types though – then you will see what I am talking about.
I was loosing hair in the front (eddie munster style) by my temple areas and back – I consulted with many Dr.’s before choosing Dr. Anderson – mainly choose him because...Read More »
My procedure was performed by Dr. Ken Anderson. From beginning to end he and his staff were complete professionals.
Ken is a Doctor that I would best describe as from the “old school” of medicine in which the patient-doctor relationship is as important as the procedure itself.
I am a 52 year old male. I have had gradual hair loss since my late 30’s, becoming most noticeable in my early 50’s on the back...Read More »
I Had an Awesome Experience
I have researched a lot about hair transplant procedures….I found Dr.Anderson credential very appealing….My procedure went very smooth…I had an awesome experience…Dr.Anderson is very friendly and professional…The staff are awesome….Overall I highly recommend Dr.Anderson for hair restoration procedure!!
The procedure was a lot better than I had anticipated plus Dr. Anderson is super friendly and...Read More »
Linear Strip Procedure
I had the linear strip procedure performed because it was the best option for my needs. I have light skin and fine hair so a visible scar is a concern. After extensive research and consultations I chose Dr. Anderson because of his surgical experience and training. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and is attentive...Read More »
After a lot of research and interviews I decided to go with Dr. Anderson in Atlanta.
I began my search for hair restoration surgery a couple of years ago when a friend of mine who was also a Physicians Assistant let it slip that he had underwent the surgery a few years back. He used the traditional FUT strip procedure and although his hair looked very full and natural, he...Read More »
Dr. Anderson was very kind and compassionate.
He was very professional and put me at ease throughout the entire procedure. I found his technique to be far superior to any of the other 5 physicians I visited.
I am a 48 year-old physician who had a prior procedure at a different facility in Atlanta. This time I chose Dr. Anderson’s clinic and...Read More »
I turned to Doctor Ken Anderson in Atlanta for help.
When I was in my mid twenties I had a hair transplant done by the old punch and plug method. I had large plugs of hair removed from the rear of my head and placed in my forehead. At the time, this was the accepted method of hair replacement, but the results were horrible....Read More »
Dr. Anderson explained the entire history of hair transplantation to me in a way that helped me understand how the technology has arrived where it is today.
He and his staff were not only cordial but chatty and I felt very comfortable.
I started losing my hair at age 30. At first I thought it was a fluke, possibly related to something I was doing…using the wrong shampoo, Retin-A getting on my scalp etc.. Within a few months I realized I was...Read More »
Dr. Ken is an exceptional surgeon.
Dr. Ken is an exceptional surgeon. So good in fact that the surgeon who removed my stitches in Hong Kong after my procedure said “You must have paid a ton for this procedure, the surgeon did a fantastic job.
I am 38 years old and living in Hong Kong. I decided it was time to...Read More »
Very satisfied with the experience.
I was very satisfied with the experience. Dr. Anderson was both knowledgeable and personable. The staff was proficient and made every effort to make me feel comfortable. Highly recommended to anyone who is considering the procedure. Aftercare instructions were thorough and easy to understand. Dr. Anderson made himself eminently available throughout the process.Read More »
Dr. Anderson was great. He answered all my questions before the procedure.
Dr. Anderson was great. He answered all my questions before the procedure. And performed the procedure with great care and precision . I didn’t have hardly any pain or discomfort during the procedure or after. I would highly recommend Dr. Anderson to anyone.
I am only 10 days out since my procedure. So far I...Read More »
Dr. Anderson is a very cool, laid back, very friendly, and plain speaking guy
Dr. Anderson is a very cool, laid back, very friendly, and plain speaking guy… doesn’t mince words. He’s a true professional and very calculated, and I’d say damn good at his craft! I would also enjoy hanging out with him for a beer anytime!
It’s been 9 days since my ARTAS® Robotic FUE procedure.Read More »
From one doctor to another... Thank you!
A little over a month ago I was in the middle of a hair restoration procedure. However, let me start from the beginning…
Last summer I became aware of what a large number of men in their early 40’s notice. I began to see some hair thinning in my crown area. After a few months...Read More »
The ARTAS® Robotic System is a tool Dr. Anderson uses to perform efficient, precise follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedures with unparalleled accuracy. This method of hair restoration allows Dr. Anderson to remove the hair for transplantation from the donor area without using a scalpel, or creating any linear scarring, a telltale sign that a traditional linear strip type of hair restoration procedure has been performed.