Kansas City Hair Restoration Expert, Dr. Tseng-Kuo Shiao
Overland Park Hair Restoration Doctor Tseng-Kuo Shiao, M.D., whom his patients affectionately call Dr. TK, has worked in the field of hair restoration since graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1994. Dr. TK has been a Fellow with the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) since 2004. He has written numerous publications on hair restoration for the Hair Transplant Forum International. In the last five years, he has presented at the ISHRS annual scientific meeting on a variety of topics.
Most recently, TK Shiao, M.D. lectured on 3D and 4D Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgery, cutting edge advancements in the field of Surgical Hair Restoration.
Your Surgical Hair Replacement Options
Dr. TK is pleased to offer the most advanced hair restoration surgeries available today. These are Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Surgical Hair Restoration procedures. Having worked as an Overland Park Hair Restoration Doctor for more than 20 years, TK Shiao, M.D. has seen the field of hair restoration make massive progress. The days of bulky hair follicle transplants that produce an unnatural “doll hair” result are long gone. The modern advancements in Surgical Hair Restoration mean that the follicular grafts are virtually indistinguishable with no massive, unsightly linear scarring.
The FUT method involves Dr. TK transplanting hair follicles from the back of your scalp to the balding areas. In cases of male pattern baldness, these areas typically include the crown, frontal, and vertex areas of your scalp. To obtain follicular units containing between one and four individual hairs, Dr. TK Shiao removes a small strip of skin from the back of your scalp and then immediately sutures the area. He extracts the healthy hair follicles and implants them into tiny slits on the top of your scalp. The transplanted hair falls out a few weeks later, but you re-grow your own full, healthy hair within about six months.
FUE Surgical Hair Restoration is a different way of transplanting hair follicles by using a circular punch to obtain hair follicles individually instead of harvesting them from a donor strip. The advantage of this method is that it does not leave a linear scar on the back of your scalp as FUT does. However, many Hair Restoration Doctors avoid it because it is so time consuming. Dr. TK recently invented the 4D FUE, which significantly decreases the time needed to extract donor follicles using the FUE method, while improving the quality of the harvested hair follicles at the same time.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
LLLT is a non-surgical outpatient procedure that stops the progression of hair loss in addition to stimulating your hair follicles to produce new hair again. With LLLT, you place a device on your head that emits low levels of light energy that reach the cells of your hair follicles. After several bi-weekly sessions, you will notice that your hair is thicker, stronger, and less prone to breaking than before treatment.
Overland Park Hair Restoration Doctor TK Shiao looks forward to helping you re-grow your own hair, regardless of which method you select.