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Miguel Canales, San Francisco Bay Area Hair Transplant Surgeon

Miguel Canales, MD is an globally recognized expert on surgical robotics and hair transplantation. As the former Medical Director of Restoration Robotics, Inc. (the manufacturer of the hair transplantation robotic system), he led the clinical development of the ARTAS Robotic Procedure. Dr. Canales is named on over 11 critical patents that are the basis for robotic hair transplantation.  With offices in Foster City and Palo Alto, the Institute serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area.


Robotic Hair Transplantation (often called ARTAS or FUE Hair Transplant) is the state-of-the-art minimally invasive hair transplantation for Bay Area patients that delivers natural aesthetic results without linear scars/scalpels/sutures/staples and with less pain and discomfort.

FUT hair transplant surgery is a hair transplantation harvesting technique where an elliptical incision is made to harvest a large amount of follicular units and the wounds are sutured closed. After a free consultation in our Foster City office, hair transplant surgeon Dr. Canales will determine whether FUE or FUT is right for you.

Hair dermoscopy (trichoscopy) is a diagnostic procedure whereby high definition video and photographic images are used to visualize the hair and scalp.  The technology is essential for the accurate diagnosis of hair loss disorders.

Oral medications and cutaneous medications delivered directly into the scalp using microneedling techniques can be used to address hair loss and promote hair growth.

Scalp trichomicropigmentation is an advanced technological procedure whereby non-permanent dyes are used to create dot tattoos to camouflage areas of hair loss or scarring. Learn more about scalp micropigmentation.


I am so lucky I found you Dr. Canales. You gave me hope and confidence that my hairloss was treatable and you delivered on results.

Patient E.G

I highly appreciated your professionalism and demeanor. It gave me a lot of confidence in the process. I felt I was in great hands! Thank you Dr. Canales for your services; I look forward to the life-enhancing youthful appearance you provided me.

Patient M.R

Dr. Canales, thank you for all you did. I appreciated your artistry, your technical expertise and your personal care. I had an amazing experience. I will recommend you to all my friends.

Patient C.W


Today’s Bay Area consumers want to look their best. For many men and even for women, this may involve best-in-class hair transplantation. Our clinic – based in Foster City, but serving San Mateo, Palo Alto, and even San Francisco clients – focuses on top-rated hair transplant technology.

Robotic hair transplant surgery (ARTAS Procedure), for example, is the most advanced therapy for hair transplantation available in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System uses artificial intelligence, 3D treatment planning software and sophisticated precision robotics to harvest follicular units and create aesthetic personalized recipient sites for follicular unit implantation (FUT hair transplant). Our hair loss specialists are keen to use the technique that works best for you.

The advantages of the ARTAS Robotic Procedure over conventional hair transplants for San FranciscoSan Jose, and other Bay Area patients are having no linear scar in the donor area, having no post-operative limitations on physical activity and achieving natural aesthetic personalized results. Note: this procedure is often referred to as FUE Hair Transplantation (Follicular Unit Extraction) vs. the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) technique of hair restoration for both men and women. San Francisco Bay Area patients are recommended to contact our office for a free consultation on hair restoration and hair transplant services. Inquire about our HTX360 service or other more specific therapies such as beard transplants, eyebrow transplants, and even pubic hair transplantation.  Don’t let hair loss impact your aesthetics!

With our office in Foster City, California, the Silicon Valley Hair Institute strives to be the best hair transplant center in the Bay Area, and is convenient to patients in San Francisco or San Jose, San Mateo or Oakland, and even Palo Alto as well as anyone seeking Bay Area hair transplant or hair restoration services. We service men and women from around Northern California: San Carlos, Dublin, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, and even Sacramento. Contact us today!

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