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American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level?

School of Hair Loss & Restoration

From hair loss fundamentals to full surgical training, the foundation of the Academy is built on preparing you to succeed in the Hair Loss Industry.

School of Business

There’s much more to running a thriving practice than what goes on in the operating theatre.  We’ve brought together a team and a curriculum to amplify your practice.

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Virtual Training

in Immersive 360°

Enjoy both live and recorded learning experiences from the comfort of your office or your home wearing your personal VR headset. It’s like you’re standing right there with Dr. Anderson, but no travel required! 

Surgical Curriculum

As a qualified MD, you’ll learn all of the ins and outs of robotic hair restoration surgery. That’s a given. But at the AAHRS, we step it up to the next level… you’ll also learn specialized techniques for precisely designing each procedure to give your patients award-winning results.

The topics covered in the outline cover the curriculum at a high level. The faculty will walk you through these topics in multiple formats including online distance learning, small group lectures, and hands-on training at the Anderson Center for Hair in Alpharetta, GA.

1. Preoperative Topics
    • Preoperative Considerations
      • Male-Pattern Baldness
      • Women and Hair Loss
      • Medical Management for Hair Loss
      • Hair-Loss Diseases and Hair Restoration
      • The Hair Cycle
      • Types of Hair Loss
      • Hair Replacements, Hairpieces and Wigs
      • Camouflaging Products
      • Consultation and Preoperative Planning
    • Other Topics;
      • Standardized Photography;
      • Office Management and Leadership;
      • Marketing
2. Operative Topics
  • Operative Set-Up;
  • Key Instrumentation and Materials;
  • Operative Procedure;
    • Hairline Design;
    • Patient Preparation and Anesthesia Considerations;
    • Donor Harvesting and Trichophytic Closure;
    • Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Basic Principles for Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Male Hairline Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Female Hairline Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Temporal Point Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Lateral (Parietal) Hump Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Midscalp Recipient-Site Creation;
      • Crown/Vertex Recipient-Site Creation;
3. Post-Operative Topics
  • Postoperative Instructions and Advice;
  • Identifying and Managing Complications;
  • Donor Harvesting;
  • Recipient-Site Creation;
  • Managing the Postoperative Patient Relationship;

About the AAHRS

The American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery was founded by Dr. Ken Anderson of the Anderson Center for Hair in Alpharetta, GA.

Mission

Our mission is to provide training to all levels of medical and non-medical professionals alike to elevate the Hair Loss & Restoration industry. Access to in-depth training for all levels of staff will lead to the more consistent care and safety of patients, and improved aesthetic results.

Other Training Formats Available

The American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery (AAHRS) is led by Dr. Ken Anderson in Alpharetta, GA.

In-office Training

Interested in having our team come onsite to train your whole staff? We can do that! Private classes are tailored to fit the education level of participants and scheduled based on availability.

The American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery (AAHRS) is led by Dr. Ken Anderson in Alpharetta, GA.

One-on-One Consulting

If you’ve covered the basics and have more questions, or if you want to take a deeper dive into how to integrate hair loss into your business. Consulting is offered as a monthly subscription, by phone or video conference.

The American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery (AAHRS) is led by Dr. Ken Anderson in Alpharetta, GA.

Immersive Onsite Training

Our training center is located in the rapidly-growing city of Alpharetta, GA, 15 miles north of Atlanta. We offer site visits and 1-, 2-, and 4-week immersive training options for qualified MD’s who have completed online training. 

School of Hair Loss & Restoration Faculty

While it’s almost impossible to build a winning business single-handedly, it’s absolutely possible to do so with the right team. And in our modern world of endless data, finding sources you can trust is exceedingly difficult. We’ve solved both of these challenges by hand-selecting top faculty, staff, and partners with longstanding reputations in their field and strong connections to the community. 

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Dr. Ken Anderson

Dr. Ken Anderson

Founder & President, AAHRS

Dr. Ken Anderson is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who has dedicated his career to the treatment of hair loss since 2003.

Toni Love

Toni Love

International Educator, Author

Toni Love is an international platform stylist and educator, with instructor’s licenses in Cosmetology and Barbering, and is a twice-published author.

Steve Hightower

Steve Hightower

Salon Owner, National Educator, Philanthropist

Steve Hightower is an award-winning hair designer who has specialized in cutting thinning hair for more than 30 years.

Keisha Williams

Keisha Williams

Lead Technician, Educator

Keisha has more than 15 years of experience in hair restoration and has trained thousands of technicians across the country.

Meghan Channon

Meghan Channon

Trichologist

Meghan Channon is a Trichologist in residency with the American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Ken Anderson.

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School of Business Faculty

Running a medical practice is more complex than ever. With ever-changing social media algorithms, new technologies, and the need for new content at a mind-boggling pace, staying ahead of the curve is both an art and a science. To tackle the challenge, we’ve brought together successful pioneers of the new business landscape to help you navigate the waters.

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Courtney Pantelis

Courtney Pantelis

Practice Administrator, Business Development

Courtney is an award-winning Practice Manager. In the less than 5 years she’s more than doubled revenue, tripled the number of office locations, quadrupled square footage, and has five times the staff.

Chelsea Patricia

Chelsea Patricia

Photographer, Style & Fashion Blogger

Chelsea is an accomplished international photographer who can transform an entire brand through photography.

Jessica Hughes

Jessica Hughes

Healthy Living Blogger, Influencer Strategist

Jessica is an Atlanta Influencer who knows what it takes to build and engage a 6-figure following.

Kris Channon

Kris Channon

Brand Strategist, Musician

Kris Channon is the third generation owner of a national physical-to-digital marketing company.

Ryan Swanson

Ryan Swanson

Graphic & Web Designer, Artist, Teacher

Ryan works as a designer, but he’s secretly an artist

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