In 1985-86 Dr. Shory and his team were the first in the United States to employ full scalp coverage using follicular unit hair transplantation. This revolutionary technique was light-years ahead of the old standard hair transplant. No other clinic in the country employed this whole scalp FUT coverage until the early 1990's.
Dr. Shory continues to bring this kind of excellence to his work in the 21st century by performing the "FUT PLUS" technique. Rather than making a slit in the scalp and jamming a round graft into an elongated slit, a circle of bald scalp is removed and the graft is placed in a more physiologically correct position. In this way the hair grows out at the exact angle and direction of the surrounding hairs. In addition, bald scalp is actually removed and there is less scarring, dimpling and virtually no ingrown hairs. There is none of the "bouquet" effect where multiple hairs grow from a single hole, and the hairs grow smooth and straight.
The finished results can be washed, cut, combed, styled and look totally natural. In addition the procedure has been so refined that it is virtually painless, requiring no sedation and no bandages.
Because of the small size of the grafts, they can be placed within existing thin hair to thicken it, or, if so desired, the original hairline can be re-established.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis with the patient fully awake - sitting upright watching a favorite video, and it requires only two to five hours to complete. Afterwards the hair is styled to look no different from when the patient arrived at the clinic, and the patient can usually return to work immediately.
Dr. Carl Shory of Latham's Hair Transplant Clinic, Birmingham, Alabama is now Shory Hair Transplant Clinic. After 33 years as the surgeon at Latham's, Dr. Shory is now in solo practice at the new location in Chelsea, Alabama.
Since 1960 the family owned business of Latham's Hair Clinic having served the Birmingham area for 54 years, has now closed its doors. As both the staff surgeon and family member himself Dr. Shory will continue to provide the same fine service that his patients have enjoyed for all these years. In addition his entire assistant staff will be moving with him. Each of these long time assistants has between 8 and 21 years experience.
"The response has been overwhelmingly positive from my patients who insist that I should continue my practice. As the ONLY full time Hair Transplant Surgeon in the State of Alabama I invite you to visit our new location in the rapidly expanding suburb of Chelsea, southeast of Birmingham, Alabama. We are one block off of U.S. Highway 280 not far from our old location in Inverness.
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