Dr. Lawrence Fremont

Hair Transplant Specialist, Dr. Larry Fremont, is an internationally-renowned hair-transplant surgeon with over 25 years of experience. He has performed or been directly involved in several thousand hair transplant procedures. Dr. Fremont graduated with his medical degree from the university of Toronto in 1966. He has been a guest on several radio and television programs, and has serviced a number of celebrity clients.
Dr. Lawrence Fremont graduated from the University of Toronto in science and medicine. From 1966 until 1985 he was on staff at two Toronto hospitals providing emergency medicine while carrying on a busy general practise.
Drawing from his varied medical and surgical trauma experience he developed his own techniques and artistic approach to hair restoration. Through the attending of meetings in New York, Los Angeles and Hot Springs, Arkansas, prior to the establishment of the ISHRS in 1993, his knowledge was further enhanced through the exchange of ideas with other medical professionals interested in hair loss and its restoration.
Dr. Fremont was one of the first members to join ISHRS having already starting his teaching program of training other Canadian and International physicians his own techniques in hair restoration. He was frequently requested to lecture at various professional colleges and at hospital rounds to plastic surgery residents.
After receiving a medical license in Israel in 1987 Dr. Fremont opened the first Hair Transplant Clinic in Israel and then began satellite clinics in Hungary, Austria, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
Today some of his students are pillars within the ISHRS and are themselves wearing the restored hair he gave them. At the request of Dr. Otar Norwood, founder of ISHRS, Dr. Fremont submitted an article for the first Forum paper on his own personal approach to the training of Physicians in hair transplantation. Dr. Fremont was an investigator for Merck Pharmaceuticals on the drug Finasteride and he is an active member in the Canadian Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
At the 16th Annual ISHRS meeting held in Sept. 2008 in Montreal, the outgoing ISHRS president Dr. Bessam Farjo acknowledged the opportunity and training that both he and his wife received at Dr. Fremont’s Toronto clinic and for urging them, as doctors in hair transplantation, to join the ISHRS society. Dr. Fremont has retired his medical licence in Israel but continues, mostly through referrals, to practice the skill and artistry of hair restoration in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. He continues to receive requests from doctors to teach them the finer details of hair transplantation including new methods on the honing of their own skills.

Q & A with Lawrence Fremont, B.Sc. M.D.

What is your philosophy on hair restoration?

Hair transplant surgery is a very personal experience for the patient and should be treated as such. Each procedure should be customized to meet the individual patient’s needs and expectations, while maintaining the most natural look possible. Hair restoration is not just a medical procedure; it is something that changes people’s lives in a positive way.

What should hair transplant patients look for in a physician?

Experience, skill and artistry. The doctor should be able to clearly and patiently explain all aspects of the procedure, and make the patient feel comfortable asking as many questions as they like, until they are satisfied. It’s important to develop a good doctor/patient relationship from the start.

What can a patient expect in terms of a natural look and density from hair transplantation?

I create a personal plan for each individual depending on the amount of donor hair available and the extent of the thinning area. When the transplanted hair is placed correctly, starting from the front to the back, it will recreate fullness that was once there for the most natural look. The frontal hair line is recreated in such a way that it is virtually undetectable.

What inspired you to become a hair transplant physician?

I began to notice my own thinning hair at age 43. This sparked conversations with my patients about their own hair loss issues. The experience opened my eyes to the psychological hardship that hair loss causes for many people. I began learning everything I could about hair restoration and even started developing my own techniques. My reputation spread by word of mouth, and eventually I became so busy doing hair transplants, I had to close my family practice and devote my clinic solely to hair restoration.

What would you tell a patient considering hair transplant surgery?

The latest techniques have made hair transplantation a faster, better and easier process for the patient. However, they still need to consider the amount of donor hair available, along with the thinning area, and adjust their expectations accordingly. By combining both medical and surgical treatments, my patients are experiencing great results.

What is your approach to patient care?

I give each one of my patients my undivided attention when answering their questions, and I provide a comprehensive plan for their hair restoration treatment, pre and post surgery. I spend time with each patient explaining the process from start to finish. Both myself and my medical team are there to put them at ease during the session, and I am always available post treatment to answer any questions.

What sets you apart from other hair transplant physicians?

I have had the benefit of more than 25 years of experience in which to perfect my skills. For years I taught other doctors from many countries the art and skill of hair transplantation, which led me to open clinics in Israel, the Middle East, Britain and Europe along with clinics within Canada, where my main practice is now based.

How has hair loss affected you personally?

My hair loss was the catalyst in my career change from a family practitioner to a hair transplant surgeon. I have even become the patient for some of my own students while directing them through the process.

Do you often work with patients who seek help due to undesirable results from older technologies?

I have worked with many patients who have had undesirable results from poorly developed skills, and outdated technologies used by other physicians in the past. Staying current with the most advanced techniques is one of the most important aspects of my job, and I take continuing education courses very seriously.

Is it better to begin addressing hair loss early?

When done properly, and started early, hair restoration can prevent the psychological hardship that many go through when losing their hair. In most cases, the earlier a patient begins addressing his or her hair loss, the better their results will be.


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