Carl B. Shory, MD, joined the staff of Latham's Hair Clinic in 1981 and was medical director there until 2014. He is a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, and graduated from the University of Alabama Medical School in Birmingham. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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.


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