Is Your Hair Transplant Surgeon Qualified? What You Need to Know!

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Is Your Hair Transplant Surgeon Qualified? What You Need to Know!

You may consider yourself a savvy consumer who arms yourself with as much knowledge as possible before making a major purchase. Unfortunately, however, many people seeking a hair transplant choose a clinic or practice based on its advertising. But slick, expensive ads don’t guarantee that the doctor (or doctors) have the qualifications, education, experience and skill to achieve the desired result – or even follow safe practices.

Regular readers of our blog are familiar with our oft-repeated advice, “Choose your surgeon wisely.” Here, we’ll tell you what you need to know about researching doctors, and which questions to ask during the consultation – as well as red flags that warn you to keep searching!

Why You Need to be Careful When Choosing a Hair Transplant Surgeon

Although a hair transplant procedure is outpatient surgery performed under local anesthesia while the patient remains awake, it is still surgery. Complications and bad outcomes can occur. Given the nature of hair replacement surgery, a poor result may not be obvious until new growth occurs. Even more insidious are cases in which the procedure appears to be successful, but additional hair loss over time can’t be addressed because too many hair follicles were harvested from the donor area of the scalp, thereby depleting the supply of available hair when another transplant becomes necessary.

There is an increasing tendency for people to have too casual an attitude toward elective cosmetic surgery procedures of every type. Much of this attitude can be attributed to social media – which promotes images of physical perfection while delivering the message that cosmetic procedures are commonplace, and an easy way to achieve such an image for yourself.

Add to this situation the number of hair restoration clinics proliferating in every town. Some are heavily advertised national brands with clinics throughout the United States, while others are more regional. In addition, many plastic surgery practices have added hair restoration as a profitable revenue stream. Walking into such a clinic or practice (either actually or virtually) assuming that the surgeon you’ll consult with has the qualifications, experience and aesthetic ability to understand and achieve your goal may put you at risk. In effect, you are placing your trust in a brand name, rather than an individual surgeon.

Plastic surgeons also should not be assumed to be equally proficient in performing hair transplants. As our blog post – “Don’t Let a Technician Perform Your Hair Transplant Surgery” – states, “… a plastic surgeon may perform great liposuctions and facelifts and be an authority on these procedures, but have no experience in hair restoration surgery.”

In fact, you may be surprised to learn that the field of surgical hair restoration is not regulated by either the United States government or the medical community. According to the American Hair Loss Association, any licensed physician can legally perform hair transplant surgery without any prior surgical training or accreditation of any kind.

How to Find a Qualified Hair Transplant Surgeon

A valuable online resource for anyone considering a hair restoration procedure is the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). This is a global non-profit medical association, and the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration. With more than 1,000 members throughout 70 countries worldwide, 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 offers objective, unbiased information, and does not accept advertising or affiliate links.

The ISHRS website provides free resources for consumers – such as its Find a Doctor database. This is maintained and updated with the name, location, contact information and link to the ISHRS member page of each doctor.

Dr. Marco Barusco – Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Tempus Hair Restoration – is a Fellow of the ISHRS. This is a distinction that is only given to those ISHRS members who achieve certain landmarks on teaching and leadership. Currently, fewer than 10% of the ISHRS members are Fellows.

In conducting research on individual surgeons, the ISHRS recommends learning about the surgeon’s training, credentials and experience in the field of hair restoration. Start this process by visiting the website of each surgeon you’re considering. Some of the following points should be in the physician’s biography or elsewhere on the website:

Training and Credentials

  • From what medical school did the physician receive his/her M.D. (Doctor of medicine, allopathic medical), D.O. (Doctor of osteopathic medicine) or M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery, also abbreviated as, M.B.Ch.B.) degree?
  • What year did he/she receive the medical degree?
  • When was the physician licensed to practice medicine? Is he/she licensed to practice medicine in your state in which the treatment will take place?
  • Where (hospital or medical center) did the physician complete his/her internship and residency training?
  • Did the physician have additional training in a medical or surgical specialty after completing residency?
  • Is the physician board certified or a diplomate of a legitimate certifying board? Learn more about what this means.
  • Does the physician hold membership in their related specialty professional society? For hair restoration surgery, this is the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Do they attend scientific conferences and workshops? Membership and attendance in such societies is not essential, but it is an additional indication of commitment and advanced training.


  • How long has the physician been doing surgical hair restoration procedures?
  • How many hair restoration procedures has the physician done? How many of the specific type you may consider having done?
  • How many hair restoration procedures does the physician currently do per month? A busy practice can be one indication that a surgeon is skilled and well respected by patients.
  • Is hair restoration surgery the physician’s only practice, or does the physician perform other types of cosmetic surgery? This question may be important to ask for two reasons: (1) if hair restoration is only part of an overall treatment you think you may need-for example, hair restoration and treatment to remove facial wrinkles and sun-damaged skin-a dermatologic or plastic surgeon will be able to consult with you regarding the overall treatment, and (2) to determine whether the surgeon performs enough hair restoration surgery to maintain his/her skills.
  • Will the physician, on request, provide names of patients who are willing to be references for the physician?

It is also important to understand that unqualified, non-medical technicians and other staff are increasingly performing hair transplant surgery using robotic devices to harvest and implant hair follicles. The practice is becoming so prevalent, that consumers have come to accept this as a legitimate situation – which it is definitely not. This is a significant problem that the ISHRS – and Tempus Hair Restoration – works to educate consumers about. On its Consumer Advocacy page, the ISHRS urges potential patients to ask the following questions during consultation, as well as questions regarding costs, risks, and short and long-term benefits and planning:

  • Who will evaluate my hair loss and recommend a course of treatment? What is their education, training, licensure, and experience in treating hair loss? Only physicians, Physician’s Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are legally allowed to diagnose a patient and to recommend medical treatments. Otherwise, the person recommending procedures and/or treatments is practicing medicine without a license, a Felony crime in Florida and many other states.
  • Who will be involved in performing my surgery, what role will they play, and what is their education, training, licensure and experience performing hair restoration surgery?
  • Will anyone not allowed by the State Medical Board be making incisions or harvesting grafts during my surgery? If so, please identify this person, explain their specific role and why they are legally permitted to perform it.
  • Is everyone involved in my surgery covered by malpractice insurance?

Dr. Barusco’s informative article about the risks of hair restoration procedures performed by unqualified technicians using robotic devices covers this issue in greater detail – including his experiences in working to correct the results of transplants botched under these circumstances.

“My practice has always been very busy with patients coming in for repair of procedures performed by other doctors. But in the last few years, I have seen a sharp increase in patients coming in for me to repair or replace hair transplants that were not done by experienced hair transplant surgeons, but by robots and/or by unqualified people under poor or no supervision of a qualified physician. In some cases, patients did not even know the name of the doctor they chose, but they knew that they had a robotic “procedure” or the new FUE device ‘procedure.’ This is so wrong, it makes my skin crawl.”

Red Flags to Watch Out For

Unethical practices are out there. The ISHRS has issued an alert regarding misleading and improper messaging as marketed by hair restoration surgeons. We encourage you to read the entire alert for additional information. Pay close attention to claims on websites and advertisements. If you encounter any of the following, immediately look elsewhere!

  • Scarless surgery
  • No incision
  • No touch
  • No cutting
  • Cloning
  • Hair multiplication
  • Non-invasive
  • Eliminates the need for additional procedures
  • Pain free
  • Guaranteed results
  • Unlimited grafts
  • No risk

Now That You Have Knowledge, You Have the Power to Choose Your Surgeon Wisely!

While you may be getting subtle – and not-so-subtle – messages from social media and society in general that aesthetic surgical procedures are quick and easy with little to no risk, the surgeon you trust to restore your hair, self-image and self-confidence needs to be selected with great consideration. There is no shortcut to achieving a worthwhile goal.

Ultimately, choose your surgeon based on experience, results and integrity. Dr. Barusco’s long list of accomplishments, his notable artistic ability and his successful surgical team make Tempus Hair Restoration a renowned practice. Contact us to schedule your free virtual consultation. Dr. Barusco conducts every consultation himself, giving you the opportunity to learn your options in the comfort of your home – or any location, on any internet-enabled device. 

Dr. Barusco conducts consultations in English, Spanish and Portuguese. For your greater convenience, Tempus Hair Restoration offers a two-night complimentary hotel stay to out-of-town clients who travel 100 miles or more to our Port Orange, Florida, surgical center. No matter how far the distance, we welcome the opportunity to help you on your hair restoration journey!

Spring Into Action Now – Making the Decision to Get a Hair Transplant

Spring is typically the time for new beginnings. However, spring 2020 was anything but typical. Many plans had to be put on hold, or canceled entirely due to the spread of COVID-19. If you were considering a hair transplant earlier this year, the suspension of elective surgical procedures necessitated a delay in taking action. If you had not fully committed to scheduling a consultation with a hair restoration surgeon to learn your options, you’ve had a longer opportunity to think about it. Now that our Port Orange surgical center has reopened, the wait is over! Should you still be hesitant, here are some questions to ask yourself about how hair loss is affecting your self-esteem and other areas of your life.


How do you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror?

Do you feel older and less self-confident? The desire to regain a fuller head of hair and a more youthful hairline should not be considered vanity. You don’t want to look like a movie star – you just want to be able to recognize yourself as you see yourself. While well-meaning family members and friends may tell you that your self-esteem shouldn’t depend upon your physical appearance, it is human nature to feel better about yourself when you’re satisfied with the way you present yourself to the world. And that feeling can have a truly powerful effect.

As a great example that we like to share, Dr. Marco Barusco – Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Tempus Hair Restoration – was honored to receive a testimonial from a patient who described himself as plunging into a deep depression after his divorce. Deciding to have a hair transplant turned out to be the first step in his journey to improving his physical and psychological health. Inspired by the results of his transplant, the patient soon after joined a gym and lost a significant amount of weight. His success in this area then led him to undergo some cosmetic surgical procedures. Through these positive changes, he transformed himself into a healthy, fit, confident man who today is living his best life!


Do you feel that your hair loss is preventing you from getting a job or promotion – or getting back in the dating scene?

It may not be your imagination. Our blog post – “Does Hair Loss Hurt Your Career?” – referenced surveys and studies concluding that balding men are at a disadvantage during a job search or climbing the corporate ladder. According to Hiscock’s 2019 Ageism in the Workplace Study, more men than women feel that their advancing age has adversely impacted their careers – with 43% of men surveyed believing their age has prevented them from finding a new job.

The blog post was published before the pandemic. Because of the resulting societal changes, many job interviews are now conducted virtually, which can create an even more adverse situation for men experiencing hair loss.

While our blog post emphasized the effect of hair loss on men in professional-level jobs, the effect on those who make their living in the public eye can have especially devastating effects. English actor Jack P. Shepherd – star of the long-running daytime drama Coronation Street – recently discussed his two hair transplant surgeries, admitting that his hair loss had taken a toll on his mental health to the point that he almost quit the show. Now sporting a full head of hair again, the 32-year-old actor plans to enjoy many more years in front of the camera.

As for dating, the scene had been rapidly changing pre-pandemic. Dating apps have largely replaced in-person opportunities for meeting people, which means that a profile photo or video is all a prospective romantic prospect has to go by. Again, like it or not, appearances count, and you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression before someone scrolling through a dating app swipes left.

However, “appearances” can consist of a combination of positive traits that can shine through a photo: warm, twinkling eyes, self-confidence (that word again), inner-strength and kindness are all attractive qualities. If you’re apprehensive about being passed up because of a sparse head of hair, you’re not likely to project a high level of confidence in a photograph – or on an actual date.


Won’t people know I’ve had a hair transplant? Will it look odd right after surgery?

This is the time to weigh long-term benefits over short-term self-consciousness and inconvenience. However, some advanced procedures offer immediate concealment of donor areas of the scalp, as well as maximum coverage of large bald areas in one surgery.

For those who are good candidates, the advanced No-Shave FUE procedure pioneered by Dr. Barusco allows hair to be harvested from the donor site without having to shave your existing hair. The typical FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) procedure requires you to have your donor hair shaved, so everyone knows you had treatment unless you take off an extended period of time to let the shaved patches regrow.

Dr. Barusco developed the groundbreaking No-Shave FUE to eliminate this problem. It has become so popular that patients fly in from all over the world for this innovative procedure.

Dr. Barusco is also known for the combined FUE and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) technique, which is designed to treat advanced hair loss during a single surgery as opposed to several with a one-year waiting period between – as is typical. This procedure allows patients to achieve their ultimate goal in less time, with one procedure versus many.

Even the traditional FUT – otherwise known as the “strip” method – has undergone advances to the closure methods and the healing of the donor incision. In most cases, the resulting linear scar from a strip hair transplant surgery is small and thin, with the patient being able to cover it well without having to grow their hair very long. A haircut with # 3 or # 4 clippers on the back and sides of the head usually completely conceals the donor scar.

In the popular FUE procedure, hair follicles are individually extracted from the back and side of the patient’s head and individually transplanted to the recipient area. Although some hair restoration practices emphasize the FUE and try to steer patients away from the FUT, the FUE technique is not appropriate for everyone.

However, because each person experiencing hair loss has numerous factors that need to be considered – such as the cause of hair loss (genetic, scarring, medication, etc.), extent and area of hair loss, and medical history, among others – getting a hair transplant isn’t the same as ordering a meal from a menu. A consultation with a surgeon specializing in hair restoration will give the surgeon the information that he or she needs to make a diagnosis and determine the best procedure for your individual hair loss.

This is also the time to discuss with the surgeon how much (if any) downtime post-surgery recovery will require, how much (if any) areas of your scalp will show visible evidence of the procedure and when you can expect new growth.

Again, depending upon the procedure, others may be able to tell that you’ve undergone hair restoration surgery. But this should not be reason for embarrassment. Cosmetic procedures – both surgical and minimally invasive – are widely accepted in today’s society. In fact, you may be surprised by the support you’ll receive from those who admire you for taking this important step! You could even inspire your family and friends who have been considering a hair transplant to follow your lead.


Isn’t a hair transplant expensive?

Our blog post – “Busting Common Hair Transplant Myths” – covers this question in detail. We highly recommend you read the entire article, as there is a good deal of misinformation and deceptive marketing claims by some practices.

Unlike many other hair restoration practices and clinics, Tempus Hair Restoration does not have set-fee procedures or pricing per number of hair grafts. Our approach is to treat each client as an individual, taking into account such factors as the following:

  • Your specific type of hair loss
  • Amount of current and projected hair loss
  • Complexity of procedure
  • Ethnic background (which affects hair texture and growth patterns)
  • Medical history/pre-existing conditions
  • Desired aesthetic result
  • Additional relevant circumstances, depending upon your individual situation

Once Dr. Barusco has made a diagnosis and treatment plan, our patient educator will discuss next steps, including pricing and financing options. We offer qualified clients third-party 12-month interest-free financing — as well as low-interest 60-month financing. A hair restoration procedure by world-renowned surgeon Dr. Barusco can be within reach.


It isn’t too late to make the most of 2020!

Let’s face it – 2020 isn’t likely to be remembered as anyone’s favorite year. But if a hair transplant has been on your mind, you can greet 2021 with a new growth of hair on your head! If you remember the optimism you rang in this year with, it is still possible to make a positive change that will give you the sense of achievement you anticipated.

So what are you waiting for? Spring into action now! Contact us to schedule your free virtual consultation. Dr. Barusco conducts every consultation himself, giving you the opportunity to learn your options in the comfort of your home – or any location, on any internet-enabled device. 

Dr. Barusco conducts consultations in English, Spanish and Portuguese. For your greater convenience, Tempus Hair Restoration offers a two-night complimentary hotel stay to out-of-town clients who travel 100 miles or more. No matter how far the distance, we welcome the opportunity to help you on your hair restoration journey!

Adipose Tissue and Growth Factors – Expanding Hair Restoration Horizons and Telling the Truth

While hair transplant procedures have become more technically advanced to provide superior aesthetic results – as well as less patient downtime – a safe and non-surgical treatment offers the advantage of stimulating healthy new hair growth, rather than working within the limits of the patient’s existing hair.

This therapeutic option for hair regeneration – which is currently under research at Tempus Hair Restoration – utilizes the stromal vascular fraction of subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue, and the growth factors they secrete. In plain language, the treatment uses the patient’s own fat, harvested from just under the skin through a very thin liposuction cannula, with no stitches necessary. The fat is then concentrated and purified in a centrifuge. It is then combined with plasma obtained from the patient’s blood, then injected into the scalp. Results may be seen in three to four months, with 12 months typical to achieve the full benefit.

Using adipose tissue to stimulate hair restoration

Although the word “fat” has the inaccurate connotation of being inert, adipose tissue is a biologically active tissue that can stimulate the growth cycle of scalp hair. This therapy helps repair damaged hair follicles, stimulating stronger, thicker growth.

Who is a candidate for adipose tissue and growth factor therapy?

One of the exciting aspects of this treatment is that it is suitable for men and women – as well as young adults, who typically are not good candidates for a hair transplant. The reason is that their hair loss is still in the early stages, which is the ideal time for this treatment. Patients with more advanced hair loss will likely not benefit from the cellular treatment. For them, other treatments are available. Adipose tissue/growth factor treatment permits earlier intervention with a positive outcome, as stronger hair returns in the areas that are thinning, improving volume and scalp coverage.

Another advantage is that this therapy can be administered as either a stand-alone treatment, or in conjunction with a hair transplant. In the latter situation, a larger area of scalp hair can be restored, and achieve the desired aesthetic effect of a natural full head of healthy hair. The treatment may improve healing of the surgical areas and growth of the transplanted hairs, in addition to helping the native hairs that the patient still has, but that are thinning. Dr. Barusco is currently designing a study to look into the influence of these adipose cells in wound healing and hair survival after a hair transplant procedure.

Preliminary data suggests that this therapy is most successful when combined with other non-surgical treatments, such as Finasteride, Minoxidil and laser therapy. Because each case of hair loss is different, Dr. Barusco will determine the best course of treatment during the initial consultation.

What types of hair loss does adipose tissue and growth factor treat?

This therapy may be appropriate for those dealing with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) – otherwise known as common male pattern baldness (MPB) – and female pattern hair loss (FPHL). Because MPB and FPHL account for more than 95 percent of hair loss cases, the treatment may provide an excellent option for the majority of those affected.

Results vary from patient to patient – and, of course, there are no guarantees with any medical treatment. However, patients in the study regularly report fuller, thicker hair a few months after treatment. These changes in the hair are also measured by Dr. Barusco and his team during the follow-up visits.

Not all adipose tissue and growth factor therapies are the same

Dr. Barusco is a leader in this field of treatment, with Tempus Hair Restoration being the first dedicated hair restoration practice in Florida to offer it. His treatment uses the most advanced technology available for the processing of adipose tissue and growth factors – the treatment is done under an investigative study registered with the FDA and overseen by an independent Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board. As such, Dr. Barusco’s treatment protocol exceeds industry standards. The strict protocols we follow ensure that our patients receive the safest, highest quality treatment available.

Dr. Barusco and the STRAAND Study – researching the next generation of treatment

Dr. Barusco is one of four hair restoration surgeons nationwide on the research team for the STRAAND clinical trials. This study is investigating this breakthrough treatment.

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy (effectiveness) of cell-enriched Biocellular Regenerative Therapy. It is supervised by an independent ethics board, which is a requirement for clinical studies in order to protect patients against unethical practices.

The STRAAND Study is currently accepting candidates to participate in clinical trials. Eligible prospective candidates must have a diagnosis of AGA or FPHL. You can learn the details about this important study – including eligibility requirements – by clicking here to visit its website.

Learn the truth about the STRAAND Study research team – beware of false claims!

Dr. Barusco is the only hair restoration surgeon in Florida who is on the STRAAND Study research team. Unfortunately, other doctors are falsely claiming to be on the research team or making misleading allusions that may confuse those seeking information about the STRAAND Study. Our practice has had to take legal action against one such doctor, while another is currently promoting his participation in a different similar study without identifying it by name – creating possible confusion between that particular study and the STRAAND Study.

This same doctor refers to “… an FDA-approved study …” In fact, the FDA does not “approve” clinical trials. In addition, a link on this doctor’s website that is supposed to open the study’s official page instead leads to his practice’s blog. Being misleading is the same as being untruthful.

For the record, the treatment in the STRAAND Study is being studied under an Investigational New Drug Application (IND), which is a clinical investigation plan submitted and allowed to proceed by the FDA.

Knowledge is power – make an informed decision

If you think you may be a candidate for adipose tissue and growth factor treatment, contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Barusco. If you’re interested in participating in the STRAAND Study, visit the study’s official website, read the eligibility requirements and – if you meet the criteria – fill out and submit the online form. We are here to answer your questions and provide the highest level of care for every patient, always with your health, safety and best possible outcome our primary priorities.


Celebrities and Hair Loss – When Image Really Counts

From local celebrities to international superstars, image is everything. While a growing number of people pursue an “Instagram-ready” look for their “followers” of friends and family, celebrities are under greater pressure to maintain a youthful, vital appearance. For male celebrities experiencing hair loss, a hair transplant procedure can be what’s needed to keep their career active, and the confidence to stay on their “A” game.

Because successful men in the public eye typically seek the best, most qualified surgeon to achieve phenomenal results, Dr. Marco Barusco – Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Tempus Hair Restoration – has had the honor of treating many leading actors, entertainers and professional athletes. While most choose to not confirm or discuss their procedure – wishing to maintain the illusion of eternal youth – others are glad to speak out about what led them to undergo a hair transplant.

Dr. Barusco and Jimmy Hart

One of Dr. Barusco’s patients who is well-known for speaking out is Jimmy “The Mouth of the South” Hart.

His career began in the 1960s with a rock band called The Gentrys, whose biggest hit was “Keep on Dancing.” After The Gentrys disbanded, Hart found superstardom as a professional wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. Now a manager of professional wrestlers, Hart continues his passion for music and showmanship.

In his testimonial video for Dr. Barusco, Hart enthusiastically relates his hair transplant journey.

Hart’s hair loss involved his hairline, crown and back of the head. Although always keeping an upbeat attitude in public, he was increasingly unhappy with the changes, and believed his fans noticed the difference, as well.

“I know I could tell when I would do the shows … where people go, ‘Hey, Jimmy, how you doing,’ but nobody really came up to me and said, ‘Oh my gosh, you look so young!’”

That changed after meeting Dr. Barusco and undergoing a hair transplant procedure Hart described as painless and easy, allowing him to return to his busy schedule the following day.

Dr. Barusco describes the procedure he recommended for Hart:

“Jimmy had a couple of FUT (or strip) procedures, with the goal of filling in his hairline, mid scalp and crown. Due to the characteristics of his donor hair (caliber, density, etc.), I felt that the FUT procedure would provide him with the best result, combined with medical treatments to strengthen and preserve his native hair. He has done very well, and the small scar on the back of his scalp is not noticeable at all.”

Hart’s fans now tell him how young he looks – which speaks volumes about the successful result Dr. Barusco achieved. On a trip to Los Angeles, he said,

“Everybody asked me the same thing: ‘Jimmy, you look younger and younger! What’s the secret?’ I said, it’s the hair, baby!”

Dr. Barusco and Raven

Another of Dr. Barusco’s patients from the professional wrestling world, Raven, experienced hair loss in a more dramatic way – in the ring. The legend of ECW, WCW, WWF and TNA wrestling tells the story behind his decision to undergo a hair transplant in two testimonial videos for Tempus Hair Restoration – one pre-surgery; the other, the following day.



Raven’s larger-than-life persona owed a great deal to his luxurious mane of hair. One fateful match required the loser to have his head shaved immediately after – in the ring, before a house full of fans. Unfortunately, Raven was not the victor that night, and the person in charge of shaving used a sheep sheer turned upside down, slicing through Raven’s scalp with every pass. Blood ran down Raven’s face, which brought cheers from the crowd, who probably thought it part of the show. After the wounds healed, Raven’s hair failed to regrow properly, thinning in the center.

Quoth Raven: “I always thought I would just go bald, but after seeing my head bald, it’s not a good look for me. It was either go thin, or get a hair replacement. My ego prevailed. I never thought I would have an ego about this – that when it came time to go bald, I would just go bald gracefully. But apparently, I have more ego than I thought.”


Dr. Barusco recommended a procedure that would give Raven the desired fullness: “For Raven we also opted for the FUT procedure. He normally wears his hair long on the back, and for him having a small linear scar on the back of his head is not a big deal. We also recommended a plan so that his hair loss will slow down.”

The day after undergoing surgery, Raven spoke about the ease of the procedure and minimal sensation at the surgical sites. Today, he’s no longer balding, and back to bringing on the intimidation!

Dr. Barusco and Humberto Martins

Dr. Barusco’s famous patients aren’t all professional wrestlers, however. He tells of renowned Brazilian actor Humberto Martins, whose long career includes numerous movie and TV roles. As hair loss creates the appearance of age, this dashing leading man was being offered more and more roles of older characters. He decided to start treatment with Dr. Barusco in 2016 to win younger roles again.

Said Dr. Barusco: “For Humberto we used a combination of various strategies to rejuvenate and preserve his existing hair, which achieved the results he expected: subtle changes in his hair density, which has helped him with his career.

“However, whether a patient is a celebrity or not, everyone is a VIP for us and we use every treatment and technique at our disposal to provide patients with accurate diagnosis and the latest treatment modalities, including medications and/or surgery, when appropriate.”

Dr. Barusco and his staff treat one patient at a time, giving each the focused attention they deserve for a safe, comfortable procedure and the best possible outcome.

You are invited to learn more about the innovative surgical and non-surgical hair restoration procedures that Dr. Barusco offers at Tempus Hair Restoration – as well as schedule a free consultation to learn your options. If you are unable to visit one of Tempus’ 14 Florida locations in person, you may consult with Dr. Barusco via teleconference. For your convenience, consultations are offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

As fitting, we’ll let The Mouth of the South have the last words about the benefits of a hair transplant by Dr. Barusco – regardless the degree of your fame.

“Through the years, we all get a little bit older, and we all want to look a little bit younger … If you feel good, that’s what it’s all about!”