When it comes to hair restoration, it is imperative to work with a physician who is well-educated and trained in performing the most advanced treatments and procedures. On top of that, you want to work with someone who, most importantly, has a good reputation and a high success rate.

Dr. John Kiely is a board-certified hair restoration physician practicing in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. The following is a conversation with Dr. Kiely on his history with hair restoration:

How long have you practiced in the specialty of hair restoration?

I have been performing hair restoration procedures since 1981 and have performed thousands of hair transplant procedures.

What sets you and your practice apart from other hair restoration clinics?

The biggest factor that sets my practice apart from the rest is that I, personally, perform all the hair restoration procedures. It is common for bigger hair restoration clinics to have clinicians and trained technicians (who are not certified) perform the procedures rather than educated and board-certified medical physicians, which can result in potentially negative outcomes.

What kind of education and training in hair restoration do you have?

I graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School and am a board-certified physician. I am also a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the International Society of Hair Restoration to name a few. In terms of training, I stay on top of the latest advancements in hair restoration to provide the best and most natural-looking results and participate in continuing education and training to provide the best service and treatment for my patients.

In what hair restoration procedures do you specialize?

I perform the most up-to-date techniques of hair restoration including mini/micro-grafting follicular units, a cutting-edge procedure that transplants hair to thinning areas of the scalp to provide density in those areas.

What is your philosophy when it comes to hair restoration?

Perhaps one of the most important factors involved in hair transplants is the restorative surgical skills of the physician. Since the results from your procedure will last a lifetime, you should select a trained physician or surgeon with extensive experience in hair transplantation and a track record of success.

If you could offer patients one piece of advice about hair restoration, what would it be?

There is no certification for hair transplantation that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, so it is important to do your research when choosing a hair restoration physician. You want to be confident in the skills of the physician you choose, so it is important to select a surgeon who has extensive experience and a successful track record in performing hair restoration procedures.

How do patients in Baltimore and the surrounding area begin hair restoration with you?

The first step in beginning the hair restoration process is for patients to schedule a consultation with me to evaluate their hair loss as well as discuss what they want out of hair restoration. From there we develop a plan to achieve those goals.