Dr. Mike Vories has over 10 years of hair transplant experience and now performs advanced FUE - follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) exclusively at his clinic in South Carolina. He performs surgery on only one patient per day and dense packs up to 50 follicular units per square centimeter (FU/cm2) when appropriate for the patient.
Dr. Vories graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Vories was a physician for the National Heath Service Corps from 1998 to 2001 and has been performing hair transplant procedures since 2002.
As a hair transplant patient himself, Dr. Mike Vories is compassionate and empathetic to the needs of balding men and thinning women worldwide. This inevitably led him to begin offering minimally invasive follicular unit excision (FUE) hair transplantation to his patients.
Because FUE is more tedious and time consuming than traditional FUT (strip surgery), Dr. Vories typically limits his procedures to 1500 grafts in a single day. His largest session to date is over 5000 grafts over a 4 consecutive day period.
Dr. Vories uses the NeoGraft hair transplant machine to extract follicular units and carefully places grafts using the "stick and place" technique with the Hans implanter. Dr. Vories is very hands on and extracts and places all follicular units himself. He attributes his acquisition and mastery of the Hans implanter and other various parts of his technique to his training with Dr. Jose Lorenzo, who is well known for his FUE procedures in Madrid, Spain.
After the extraction process is complete and all the grafts are stored in a saline solution for safe keeping, Dr. Vories' technicians averaging over 7 years of experience carefully load follicular units into the Hans implanters. Dr. Vories then uses the Hans implanter to make a tiny recipient site as small as .8mm followed by immediate placement of the graft into the incision. Dr. Mike Vories feels that advantages to the Hans implanters include reduced damage to the follicles during placement and prolonged sharpness of the blade.
Dr. Michael Vories recognizes the controversy surrounding the NeoGraft and its previous marketing attempts to neophyte doctors and untrained medical professionals. Dr. Vories feels strongly that while the NeoGraft device can be a valuable tool and make FUE easier to perform in experienced hands, it can be dangerous in the hands of inexperienced FUE practitioners. He also believes that the skill and experience of the physician is paramount and that the NeoGraft is just one of many extraction devices/tools that can produce healthy grafts in expert hands.
Dr. Vories feels that the suction of the NeoGraft allows him to enter only the first 2-3mm of the dermis to "grip" the follicle and minimize transection since neither the "bulb" or the "bulge" are disturbed during the extraction process. While some physicians have expressed concerns that the NeoGraft's suction device and forced air may lead to desiccation (dehydration which leads to death of the follicle), Dr. Vories feels that this is easy to avoid.
Dr. Michael Vories specializes in advanced FUE, eyebrow reconstruction and scar repair. He also provides prescriptions for Propecia and offers free consultations.
Dr. Vories is a member and chairman for the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and a member of the American Medical Association (AMA).
Dr. Mike Vories, his hair transplant technique, and patient results were carefully reviewed by our patient based online hair loss community. To view the highlights of this review, click here
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