Course Outline

Course Overview: Recognizing the growing demand made upon them for training in all types of hair procedures by aesthetic surgeons, and their belief that the ultimate training is best done observing and getting hands-on instruction from world-recognized surgeons while they perform a variety of different procedures in their operating rooms, Drs. Epstein and Kuka have put together the Foundation for Hair Restoration Training. This is a unique course unlike any other, providing an intensive hands-on surgical experience, supplemented by didactic learning about hair loss pathophysiology and treatments, experience with motorized FUE drill techniques, seminars focused on practice management and consultation techniques, and one-on-one time with these experienced doctors committed to teaching colleagues in the most optimal setting.


Course Outline: Training in the OR and classroom will commence at 7:30 am, and breakfast and lunch will be held concurrently with lectures. Two of the evenings there will be optional practice management dinners, which will focus on office management, marketing, and patient consulting techniques. The physician attendee will spend most of the time with the physicians, while the nurse/office administrator attendee (optional add-on) will spend time both with the physicians and other instructors.
This Course is Designed For:

  • Plastic and facial plastic surgeons seeking to add hair restoration to their practice
  • Doctors with an aesthetic surgical background (plastics, otolaryngology, dermatology) seeking to open a hair restoration practice or convert an existing aesthetics practice into one focused in hair
  • Hair restoration doctors seeking to take a significant step towards improving their techniques and expand the offerings of their practice, including motorized FUE techniques

Unique Features of this Training Program

Provided in the Foundation’s offices in Miami, where 3 to 5 procedures can be observed each day

Intimate teaching environment providing an opportunity for close-up observation and actual hands-on training on patients

Course Directors are: Dr. Epstein, a facial plastic surgeon who as founder of the Foundation has performed over 10,000 hair procedures over the past 20 years, and Dr. Kuka-Epstein, a plastic surgeon who has developed advanced FUE harvesting techniques that permit extraction rates of 800 grafts/hour and has special expertise in women’s hair loss.

Hands-on training with the eDrill, a motorized drill designed by Drs. Kuka and Epstein for efficient and easy FUE graft harvesting

Direct observation and teaching in the following techniques

  • Recipient site creation
  • Aesthetic hairline design
  • Female hair restoration
  • Eyebrow and beard transplantation
  • Donor strip harvesting
  • Motorized FUE graft harvesting
  • Surgical hairline advancement/forehead shortening procedure
  • Body hair extraction for transplanting into the scalp
  • Reparative procedures


Other Features of this Program

Didactic teaching on hair loss etiology, diagnosis, and medical treatment of pattern hair loss and other etiologies in men and women

Interaction with the Foundation’s team of 13 full-time assistants who average over 10 years working with the Foundation

Optional: Training in practice promotion, patient consulting, and marketing techniques for physician and office staff (optional add-on) conducted by the Foundation’s own team of patient advisors

Optional: Training of nurse/technicians in how to perform FUE graft harvesting, graft dissection, and graft planting

Time for one-on-one interaction with our course directors and instructors

International Alliance of Hair Restoration SurgeonsCastle ConnollyAmerican Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeryUniversity of MiamiAmerican Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeryFlorida Society of Plastic SurgeryAmerican Board of Hair Restoration Surgery American Hair loss Association