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Medical and Surgical Hair Restoration

State-of-the-art hair restoration treatments


Bernstein Medical is on the forefront of hair restoration with its pioneering work in Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Robotic hair transplants. As an authority in the treatment of hair loss, we provide the most advanced care for our patients.

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Services include:

  • Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction is a hair transplant procedure in which the ARTAS Robotic System is used to harvest the individual follicular unit grafts and create recipient sites with unparalleled precision and consistency. The procedure leaves no linear scarring and has minimal post-op limitations.   Read More >>

  • Follicular Unit Transplantation is a procedure where the surgeon removes a strip of hair about 1 cm wide from the back of the scalp. The strip is then dissected into individual follicles which are placed into the balding area.  Read More >>

  • Platelet Rich Plasma is a three-step medical treatment in which a patient’s blood is drawn, spun to extract growth factors, and then injected back into the balding areas.   Read More >>

  • Medications serve an important role in both the prevention and treatment of hair loss. They are particularly useful in the early stages of the balding process.  Read More >>

  • Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP) is a medical-grade scalp tattoo that serves as a permanent cosmetic camouflage. SMP mimics the appearance of a closely shaved head and can be used on scars or balding areas. SMP offers an alternative for patients who are not candidates for hair transplant surgery and is particularly helpful in women with thinning hair to make their hair appear more full.   Read More >>

Dr. Bernstein pioneered the gold standard for hair restoration, Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) in 1995 – the procedure that, for the first time, produced results that could mimic nature. He introduced Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) in 2002, further transforming the industry by eliminating the need for a linear donor scar.Innovation at Bernstein Medical continued in 2011 when Bernstein Medical was one of the first practices to use the ARTAS Robotic System for Follicular Unit Extraction. Many software and hardware advances have been made to the robot with the advice of Dr. Bernstein and many new iterations of the robot are beta-tested at Bernstein Medical.

Dr. Bernstein has served as a teacher and mentor to hair restoration surgeons from around the world and has recently hosted the first ever ARTAS Hair Restoration Master Class. He is the recipient of the Platinum Follicle Award,” the highest award given by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), for his outstanding achievement in basic scientific or clinical research in hair restoration and the impact he has had on the industry. Dr. Bernstein and his staff continue to put their expertise and drive for a better patient experience, to work every day.

Christine M. Shaver MD is a board-certified and Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss. Dr. Shaver graduated from M.I.T. in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then went on to pursue medicine at New York Medical College where she graduated at the top of her class with distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha honors. She did her Internal Medicine internship at Yale University and then completed dermatology residency at Drexel – Hahnemann hospital in Philadelphia where she served as Chief Resident.

As a member of Bernstein Medical, Dr. Shaver combines years of education with compassion and an extraordinary aesthetic eye to empower her patients and offer natural results. While working under Dr. William Rassman, Dr. Shaver learned his novel Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) technique, a precise hair tattooing method that offers an improved appearance in hair volume using micro-needles. Dr. Shaver aims to bring her training in SMP to Bernstein Medical.

Deirdre M. Connolly MD FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon who specializes in hair transplant surgery. Dr. Connolly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and was valedictorian of her graduating medical class at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, where she earned Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Foundation honors. She completed her Internal Medicine internship at the University of Pennsylvania and her dermatology residency at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Connolly has published widely on topics in cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery. She has also published a manual for dermatology trainees entitled “Essentials in Dermatologic Surgery” for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

With a background in surgery, the Mohs micrographic technique, and cosmetics, Dr. Connolly performs Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction (R-FUE) procedures with a focus on exceptional aesthetic results. She brings this knowledge and skill to the Long Island region as the head of the Long Island Division of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration.




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