Miguel Canales, MD is one of the best hair transplant surgeons and hair loss experts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr Canales received his medical and surgical training at Harvard Medical School and Stanford University Hospital. He is a world re-known expert in FUE minimally invasive surgery. His pioneering work in the hair transplantation field began in 2005 whereby his technological innovations and inventions earned him 12 US Patents on hair transplantation. These inventions became the basis for robotic follicular unit extraction (ARTAS® Robotic System) and other FUE technologies.

Dr Canales specializes in hair restoration for men and women. Hair transplant procedures include hairline restoration, hairline lowering, eyebrow transplantation, beard transplantation and feminizing hairlines for transgender patients. Dr Canales’ artistic skills in creating natural appearing hairlines has earned him great reviews among the many patients he has treated. His techniques in hair transplant mega-sessions (>3500 grafts in a day) makes his expertise sought after by patients with extreme hair loss. He is a hair transplant reference for Hollywood celebrities and Silicon Valley executives.

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Dr Canales has an expertise in the medical management of hair loss (men and women) and offers the most advanced treatments. He has specialized training in women’s hair loss. Dr Canales created the proprietary “EPIC Procedure” whereby the scalp is micro-injected with a personalized cocktail of purified medications such as dutasteride, finasteride, minoxidil, copper peptides, and vital nutrients that stimulates hair growth and protects the hair from thinning. His clinic also offers scalp injections of growth factors derived from plasma, which have been shown to improve hair density.

Dr Canales is a member of several prestigious medical societies such as the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, the American Society of Laser Medicine. He is frequently invited lecturer to share his scientific and technological insights on hair. He maintains an active role in medical innovation by being a medical advisor to biotech, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies. He teaches his hair transplantation techniques to surgeons from around the world.


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.

EPIC operates by directly administering powerful growth factors to the hair follicles, sparking natural hair rejuvenation from the core. Distinguished from conventional methods that only scratch the surface, EPIC delves deep into the scalp for truly impactful results.

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.


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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.


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

Patient E.G

I highly appreciated your professionalism and demeanor. It gave me a lot of confidence in the process.

Patient M.R

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

Patient C.W

I did my FUE on March 2022 . Dr. Canales & his wife made it completely painless for me. It was very pleasant experience , my pain was even less than 5% during surgery of what I had expected.




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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Hair loss is a common concern that affects millions of people worldwide. For those seeking a long-term solution to hair thinning and baldness, FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant is a popular and effective option. At Silicon Valley Hair Institute, we specialize in providing advanced and personalized FUE hair transplant services tailored to meet your unique needs. In this comprehensive blog, we will explore the FUE hair transplant procedure, its benefits, and what you can expect during and after the treatment. What is FUE Hair Transplant? Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, is a minimally invasive hair transplant procedure that involves extracting individual hair follicles from a donor area (typically the back or sides of the head) and transplanting them to thinning or balding areas. This technique is known for its precision and natural-looking results. How Does FUE Hair Transplant Work? The FUE hair transplant process consists of several steps: 1. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a qualified surgeon at Silicon Valley Hair Institute. During this appointment, your hair loss will be assessed, your goals discussed, and a personalized treatment plan created to meet your needs. 2. Preparation: On the day of the procedure, the surgeon will shave the donor area and apply local...