Michael W. Vories, MD

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Michael W. Vories, MD

Dr. Vories is one of the few hair transplant surgeons in the world who performs FUE hair transplantation exclusively in his practice and the only hair surgeon in the United States who performs the entire procedure from graft removal to graft implantation himself.

Before Dr. Vories became an expert in the field of hair restoration surgery, he was a hair transplant patient himself. He has a unique understanding of the needs of men and women with thinning hair. That was the driving force behind his decision to utilize Follicular Unit Extraction exclusively as an effective and affordable procedure to restore hair naturally.

Past-President of the ABHRS
The Only Recognized Hair Transplant Surgery Certification Worldwide


  • Past-President of the Board Of Directors of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS.org)
  • Member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS)
  • Hair Restoration Surgeon since 2002
  • Approved member of  International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS)
  • Physician for the National Health Service Corps from 1998-2001
  • Advanced Life Support Certification
  • A graduate with distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Residency - University of Kentucky
  • Media Relations Committee- ISHRS
  • Featured physician on Spencer Kobren's The Bald Truth

Important Facts About Our Practice

We Do Not Perform Robotic FUE

Carolina Hair Surgery does not offer robotic procedures due to the much larger punch size the robot uses. These large punches can leave punctate scarring in the donor area, requiring the patient to wear their hair longer to cover the punch sites.

Who is Performing Your Procedure?

Many clinics now offer FUE as a service, such as dermatologists or plastic surgery practices. Most of these practices use non-licensed personnel to perform the surgery. This is both illegal and unethical. At Carolina Hair Surgery, we only perform hair transplant surgery. Your procedure is not just another income stream for us. We have been performing hair transplants for over 20 years, so we have experience with all types of hair, curly or straight, gray or African American hair. When considering where to have your procedure, make sure that your consult is being performed by the physician doing the procedure, and ask who will be performing the procedure. If a non-physician will be performing the procedure, we highly recommend finding another clinic. Your hair is a precious resource, and a poorly performed procedure is not just a waste of money but also using up the limited amount of donor hair.

Before and After Photos

All patient photos are of patients treated by Dr. Vories and Carolina Hair Surgery who have given written permission to use their photos. Beware that some practices lease devices to perform hair transplantation and use unlicensed staff and manufacturer-provided before-and-after photos that do not represent the work or quality of the practice.