See Me, Not My Scar – Restoring Hair to a Head Trauma Patient Other Surgeons Turned Away

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See Me, Not My Scar – Restoring Hair to a Head Trauma Patient Other Surgeons Turned Away

It had been several years since the motorcycle accident that almost cost K.J. his life. Suffering severe head trauma, he was unconscious in his hospital bed when the doctor told his wife to prepare herself for the worst. But the 40-year-old husband and father fought to live, eventually making a recovery that stunned the doctor who had made the grim prognosis. Now, the only visible sign of his injury was the surgical scar and slightly recessed area where steel plates held a piece of his skull in place. Ready to move forward and make the most of his second chance at life, K.J. wanted to take the final step in healing: restoring his hair.


Although K.J.’s story may seem easy to sum up in one paragraph, his journey was grueling, with setbacks along the way. The injury necessitated removing a heart-shaped piece of skull, which was preserved for future replacement. The plate that was originally placed over the area also had to be removed because of high intracranial pressure – a life-threatening development. After he was out of immediate danger, K.J. underwent physical rehabilitation and wore a protective wrestler’s helmet for six weeks prior to surgery to replace the section of bone.


“It was pretty intense,” K.J. recalled. “For some crazy reason, I’m still here.”


K.J.’s next contact with the medical field was voluntary. Learning about the Orlando Live Surgery Workshop – a conference of hair restoration surgeons sponsored by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – he submitted his case for consideration. Having attended full of hope, his heart began to sink as surgeon after surgeon declined to treat him.


Until Dr. Marco Barusco, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Tempus Hair Restoration, reviewed K.J.’s case and examined his scars – then gave K.J. the answer he had long been awaiting: he was a candidate for hair transplant surgery.


What did Dr. Barusco see that the other surgeons had missed? The deciding factor wasn’t so much what they didn’t see, as what they were unable to do.


“(The patient’s) case was difficult, and posed a higher risk of serious complications due to the surgeries he had for his head trauma,” said Dr. Barusco. “Particularly the reconstruction of his skull with a synthetic material, which was placed under the area to be transplanted. This made the procedure of transplanting hair more challenging and risky. Most other doctors don’t have the experience or the facilities to perform this procedure under sterile conditions, and with the pre- and post-operative preparations that were needed to do it safely.”


However, K.J. would have to wait a little longer for the complete restoration of his appearance. Because Dr. Barusco determined the surgery required more controlled conditions than the live surgery workshop provided to minimize the risk of infection, Dr. Barusco performed K.J.’s hair transplant surgery at Tempus Hair’s Port Orange location, which is designed to provide patients with a safe and comfortable surgical experience.


Dr. Barusco chose the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) procedure on K.J., which he determined would achieve the best results. “Due to his various scalp scars, the safe area for donor hair harvesting was limited to the back and right areas of his scalp,” said Dr. Barusco. “An FUT was recommended in order to move more hair in one procedure.”



“I had quite a bit of hair loss,” said K.J. “But I started seeing results about six months after the transplant, with full growth after one year. I could hardly believe it! The scarring is covered, and the growth pattern looks natural. Before, I felt like people saw the scar before they saw me.”


When asked what motivated him to undergo one more surgical procedure after he’d been through so many, K.J. reflected:  “I wanted to move on in life. When I see people with scarring, I can relate to what they’ve been through. My life is back to normal. I have my wife and my friends. Once you have hope and the will to survive, you make changes. I work out at the gym five days a week, and lead a healthy lifestyle. I’m in better shape now than when I was 40!”


In fact, K.J. recently returned to Tempus Hair Restoration for the same reason as the vast majority of Dr. Barusco’s other patients who trust themselves to his care – to treat standard, typical hair loss.


“When you start feeling more confident, you want to keep that feeling,” said K.J. “Dr. Barusco is just a phenomenal surgeon. I highly recommend him. He and his staff were very supportive. Dr. Barusco did his research and took his time.”


As remarkable as K.J.’s experience was, he is not the only patient with a challenging situation who Dr. Barusco has successfully treated. In fact, Dr. Barusco created a pre- and post-operative protocol designed to increase safety in these types of procedures. This protocol was published in a scientific journal and in a medical textbook, and today is used by many doctors in the field.


We invite you to visit our Before & After Gallery to see a wide range of inspiring results – then schedule a free, no obligation consultation with Dr. Barusco at one of our locations, or by video conference to learn your options. We look forward to meeting you, and helping you achieve the self-confidence to live your best life!

An Affordable Hair Transplant that Doesn’t Sacrifice Quality

Sufferers of hair loss understand that it can have a big impact on one’s self-esteem, especially at a younger age. Hair is often perceived as a sign of youth, beauty, and virility. When someone loses it, they may feel like they have had many aspects of their lives taken from them.

That can in turn interfere with their work performance, personality, and charisma, affecting their social and professional lives. Despite all of these psychological effects, insurance companies still see hair restoration as a “cosmetic procedure.” That means they will not cover it.

While doing your research in this procedure and the doctors who perform it, you may be tempted to look for a bargain and go with someone who has less experience or who does not perform only hair restoration. While the procedure may seem simple enough, (it isn’t like they’re operating on your brain), there are still plenty of things that can go wrong; you can avoid them with a more skilled surgeon. Poorly performed hair transplants can lead to infection, the hair may grow properly, or the results may not look natural. Dr. Barusco has met many patients who have suffered from these complications.

“Sometimes I can help them, but sometimes I can’t. A bad liposuction or a bad breast surgery can at least be hidden from view. A bad hair transplant cannot. And what is even worse, is that these patients are coming to me not only with poor results on their hairline, but also terrible scarring and thinning of their donor hair (the limited supply of permanent hair we use for transplants) caused by taking too many hairs with incisions that are larger than they should be.”

That is why, as in any procedure, you want to look for someone who has experience, quality, and artistic ability, who knows what can go wrong and how to avoid it.

Dr. Barusco is an internationally recognized surgeon, with over 20 years of experience in hair restoration procedures. Elected as the President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery in 2017, he focuses on innovative procedures with natural-looking results. He has written chapters in multiple textbooks on the Tempus No-Shave FUE, the Crown-Hatching Technique that he created and on complications in hair transplantation.

But with an experienced surgeon such as Dr. Barusco, you may be concerned about costs. First, every consultation is performed by Dr. Barusco and it is free. There are no fees for speaking with us. After Dr. Barusco makes an individualized recommendation based on your situation and goals, you will meet with one of our patient educators, who will discuss the costs of what Dr. Barusco has prescribed. If you need to finance the procedure, we offer special 6 and 12-month financing plans with no interest. We are very transparent on the cost of our services, and what you see on the bill is what you will pay in the end. And remember, this isn’t a frivolous purchase; it is a lifetime investment. You will keep this hair for life.

At Tempus, we make our procedures affordable without compromising our quality. We aren’t a one-stop shop for cosmetic surgeries. We focus on hair restoration alone, because that is an important issue that deserves undivided attention. We want to help you get your life back. So schedule your free consultation today, and let’s talk about how we can help.

Self-Worth vs. Vanity – How Hair Transplants Affect Other Areas of Your Life

There is a common misconception that ties cosmetic surgery to vanity – that anyone who gets a hair transplant is only concerned about their own image. The truth is much more complicated. Losing one’s hair can be detrimental to self-esteem, and, in turn, affect many aspects of life. It may even hold a person back from being happy.

Look at Joe, one of our patients. After his divorce, he started thinking less of himself. “I had gained weight and lost all desire to start over,” he said. “My hair was receding, which made everything else worse.” Stress and an individual’s mental state have been shown to be a cause of hair loss. When this happens, a person’s self-esteem can become even worse. Said Joe, “Each day that passed it was harder and harder to look in the mirror and gain the motivation to get my life together.”

Restoring hair isn’t about some desire to be sexy, but rather to help one’s self-worth – as Joe experienced after his procedure. “My confidence definitely increased as the compliments came rolling in. I joined a gym and felt determined again … I looked in the mirror and finally feel happy with who is looking back.”

Dr. Barusco understands what hair loss can do to someone. After losing her husband and going through chemotherapy, Carol’s hair began to thin out. Trying to get her life back on track, she went to Dr. Barusco for a consultation. Carol said she “… immediately felt a warmth and sincerity from [him]. He truly understands the emotional impact hair loss can cause on someone, and treated me as his patient rather than a dollar sign.”

He made sure Carol felt comfortable in the whole process, and explained exactly what would happen. Since then, she said, “My results have been amazing and I feel great about myself again. It truly has changed my life.”

Hair loss can be so destructive to one’s confidence, they feel the need to hide. Another of Dr. Barusco’s patients, J.D., battled Traction Alopecia for some time. This condition is a type of hair loss that happens over time. It’s caused by putting the hair under constant strain or tension, and usually results from wearing hair in very tight ponytails, pigtails, tight braids or cornrows. J.D. used weaves, wigs and extensions to cover and mask the issue – which, in turn, caused even more hair loss.

J.D. works as a pharmaceutical representative, a profession that requires confidence when visiting multiple physician offices on a daily basis. “My results have been amazing and speak for themselves,” she said. It truly was the best decision I have ever made. I waited a long time in order to find the right person to do this. I am now wearing my natural hair and feel so confident. I have now opened my own business and living my best life.”

Joe, Carol, and J.D. all suffered from hair loss, and it was important to their self-worth that they could recover it. Since their procedure, each has gone on to lead a happier, more fulfilling life. If you are suffering from hair loss, don’t hesitate to schedule your free consultation and learn what you have to do to get your life back.

No Distance is Too Far To Select The Most Experienced Specialists in Hair Restoration

No matter where in the world you live, you’re only a call away from Dr. Barusco and his experienced team of hair restoration specialists. We have become known worldwide for accommodating international patients who have traveled great lengths to reach our surgery center located in Port Orange, Florida.

There is no distance too far when it comes to achieving the best results!

At Tempus Hair Restoration, we make access to expert advice easy for those seeking the award-winning, industry-leading solutions. Our online video consultation connects you virtually with Dr. Marco Barusco via Skype, Facetime, or WhatsApp.

During your video consult, Dr. Barusco provides you with a comprehensive diagnosis, treatment plan, and surgical recommendations unique to your situation. His trained eye and keen ability to identify your specifics needs by sight is proven with the continued return of patients spanning the globe. If you want a consult with one of the international leaders of hair restoration, look no further!

International Patient Specialists are here to help!

We understand there is time and planning involved with traveling for your hair restoration procedure and want to make it as seamless as possible for you. We help plan and cover your travel expenses. We offer a complimentary two-night hotel stay just one mile from our surgical center.

Discover the world’s finest destination for hair restoration. Contact one of our International Patient Specialists for your free consultation, today!

Tempus Hair Restoration Currently Conducting Clinical Studies for Statistical Validation

Procedures & Protocols are well established, regulated by Federal Drug Administration & National Institutes of Health

Enrollment is now open for three clinical studies being conducted by Dr. Marco Barusco with Tempus Hair Restoration at their Port Orange surgical center. Tempus Hair Restoration is one of five centers globally participating in these studies which are being done under the supervision of Institutional Review Boards and in accordance with the stipulations of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We are looking to recruit patients for the following:

Study 1: “FUE vs. FUT Hair Graft Growth Comparison”
Candidate requirements:
1- Men, age 18 and older. Healthy. No previous transplants.
2- Must have a completely bald area (crown or mid-scalp) for the study grafts.

Study 2: Stem Cells Study for Male and Female Pattern (genetic) Hair Loss
Candidate requirements:
1- Men and women, age 18 and older. Healthy. No previous transplants.

Study 3: Stem Cells Study for Alopecia Areata and Scarring Hair Loss
Candidate requirements:
1- Men and women, age 18 and older. Biopsy-proven diagnosis of Alopecia Areata and/or Cicatricial Alopecia. No previous transplants.

It is important to note that patients will receive a 10% reimbursement for participation in these studies after all data is collected and the study is complete. Patient’s names will not be published. The only difference between this study and a routine procedure is that the data collected will be used for statistical validation in medical journals and published teachings by Dr. Barusco.

Those that are interested, please contact Jessica at 877-877-5200 or

Learn About a Real Game Changer with Tempus Hair Restoration!

Tempus Hair Restoration’s first seminar, “Got extra fat to spare? Use it to regrow your hair!” was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who attended this fact-filled surgical hair restoration discussion. We had previous patients, new friends and most of our team in attendance.

As one of the only surgeons in the country to use this new cutting-edge technology, Tempus Hair Restoration’s own Dr. Barusco presented the latest information available about this innovative procedure, which will open the door to those who may not have been a candidate for hair restoration in the past. Candidates for this remarkable hair loss treatment include teens and women who experience thinning hair, patients with head trauma scars, those concerned about crowning areas, and many others. A very lively question and answer session followed, where Dr. Barusco was able to answer specific questions from audience members.

Dr. Barusco explained how combining Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cells acquired from fat removed from the body will create the most optimal opportunity for hair restoration. This is a breakthrough procedure, and a real game-changer for many patients who are now able to consider this among their surgical hair restoration options!

If you want more information, please call Jessica at 877-877-5200. We will also host another seminar in the Maitland area on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

What: “Got extra fat to spare? Use it to regrow your hair!”– PRP + Stem Cell Procedure
When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: TBA in Maitland
Why: To learn about the latest technology in hair restoration
Details: This event is for those who are experiencing hair loss and want to learn about a cutting-edge procedure. Consultations by Dr. Barusco and his knowledgeable staff will be available immediately following the seminar.
Cost: Free with RSVP
Contact: Jessica at 877-877-5200

Dr. Barusco’s No-Shave FUE Technique to be featured for the second time in a major medical textbook devoted to Hair Transplantation

Dr. Barusco’s innovative No-Shave FUE technique – which has been very popular among patients and has taken Dr. Barusco around the world to present and demonstrate it to other doctors – is going to be once again featured on the most widely used textbook in hair transplant surgery. Scheduled to be released next year, the book will also include another chapter by Dr. Barusco. This is a reaffirmation of the popularity and impact that his technique has had worldwide, and underscores why patients trust Dr. Barusco and Tempus Hair for their procedures. The team led by Dr. Barusco is always in the forefront of developing new and innovative techniques, and apply the best available science and technology to make their procedures safer and their results better.