• William Rassman, MD

    Hair Transplant Surgeon

Procedures Offered

  • Hair Transplant
  • Medical Hair Loss Treatment
  • Hair Transplant Revision
  • Other Hair Procedures
  • FUT Hair Transplant
  • Hairline Lowering
  • Scalp Micropigmentation
  • Follicular Unit Extraction
  • Robotic Hair Transplant
  • Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant

Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • MD , Medical College of Virginia , Richmond , VA , 1966

Member of

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Surgery
  • SPEC Certification Examination: Cornell Medical Center 1967-1969
  • Cosmetic Town Advisory Board 2017


  • Densitometry and Video-microscopy

    Bernstein RM, Rassman , Hair Transplant Forum International . , 2007: 17(2): 41-51

  • WR: Dilemmas in Hair Restoration

    Rassman , Hair Transplant Forum International . , 2007: 17(2):69

  • Scalp micro pigmentation (SMP): A Novel Application in Hair Loss

    Jae P. Pak, William R. Rassman, Jino Kim , Hair Transplant Forum International 2011. , Volume 21, Number 6, November/December 2011

  • Pre-Making Recipient Sites in FUE Procedures

    Bernstein RM, WR. Rassman , Hair Transplant Forum International . , 2012; 22(4): 128-130

  • Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP™), A Valuable Technique For Use in Hair Loss, Textbook

    Jae P. Pak M.D., Jino Kim M.D., William R. Rassman M.D. , Hair Transplant 360. , Volume 3, 2013 Published Jaypee Brothers

Scalp Micropigmentation SMP

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure which helps restore the appearance of hair on a shaved scalp by creating the illusion of a thicker head of hair. SMP is used by hair restoration doctors to produce natural looking hair by applying pigment to the epidermal level of the scalp to1

FUE Hair Transplant

While there are many people who enjoy a life blessed with a full head of hair there are others who suffer from hair loss at some point in time.  There are various transplant methods to help restore hair to that are experiencing hair loss.  One of the most popular methods known is a FUE1

Videos by William Rassman, MD

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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Procedure Breakdown

Los Angeles surgeon Dr. William Rassman breaks down the scalp micropigmentation procedure step-by-step.

SMP (Scalp Micropigmentation) with Dr. William Rassman

SMP, or scalp micropigmentation, is a non-invasive treatment that creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles, restoring the appearance of hair on a shaved scalp by creating the illusion of a thicker head of hair.

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I’ve been suffering from hair loss for quite some time and this has always made me feel incomplete. One of the best decisions I’ve made in my life is choosing to undergo a hair transplant procedure with Dr. Rassman. He is a careful and attentive listener so I never felt alone throughout the procedure. His team was great and very professional. From the moment I walked in, I knew I was in safe hands. The environment was clean and the facility was in peak condition. They have the best equipment. It’s been a couple of months since my procedure and I am very satisfied with the results I’ve seen thus far. It’s all I hoped for!

Is FUE an option for non-universal alopecia patients? What’s the success rate
Q: I’m a 42 year old female with alopecia (non-universal) and would like to know if Hair transplant is an option for me. I would like to know whether if it’s been done or not and whether if it’s been successful doing FUE method.
A: Female hair loss
Most women with what they think is genetic hair loss do not qualify for hair transplants because (1) the donor area may have significant miniaturization and (2) the hair loss may be the result of some autoimmune alopecia such as FFA or LLP and (3) the hair loss may be too diffuse to correct it with hair transplantation which requires a limited area of 'balding' to get a successful hair transplant. You need a good expert doctor to determine these situations.

Pain in scar after FUT hair transplant
Q: I had a hair transplant (FUT method) 6 months ago. My incision where the strip was taken out was closed with a combination of dissolving stitches and staples. I went 2 weeks after my procedure to have my staples taken out and was told that everything looked normal and was healing nicely. Recently I have started to feel pain and discomfort where the scar is. Is it possible that it is still healing or is this something I should be seen for?
As a surgeon who does FUT, I generally would want to examine your scar and see exactly what is bothering you. There are many types of pain from scars, so there is no substitute for a good examination

How much does FUE hair transplant cost compared to FUT?
Q: I’m interested in doing a hair transplant in the near future. How much does it cost if I want to do a FUE? Is it more expensive than doing FUT?
A: FUE pricing
This varies by area and the reputation and skill of the surgeon. Those surgeons with more experience who developed a good reputation generally have slightly higher pricing than newer doctors seeking to make their reputation or doctors who use illegal technicians to do the FUE for them, making it less costly (I would then question the quality of what you would be getting).

Will I need to shave my head to get an FUT?
Q: I am starting to lose my hair in the front section and a little on my crown. I am interested in getting a hair transplant using the FUT method but I am wondering if it is possible to get one without having to shave my head? I have been told that I will have a scar with this method and I am hoping that if I don’t have to shave my head the wound and eventual scar won’t be as noticeable. If not shaving is an option, will it have a negative effect on the placement of my new grafts?
A: Shaving the head for a hair transplant
In my practice, the only part of the scalp that is shaved, is the area we harvest the hair from. For an FUT (Strip surgery) only the removed strip is shaved. For FUE, the donor area is shaved never the recipient area.

Forehead Reduction Vs Hair Transplant for MTF Transgender
Q: I already had 2 hair transplants before I became a MTF transgender. And I have a very good scalp laxity that my doctor recommends a forehead reduction so that he can lower my hairline and have a natural look. Im wondering what you guys can recommend, is it forehead reduction or hair transplant? Picture of a model that has similar hairline as mine.
A: Forehead Reduction Vs Hair Transplant for MTF Transgender
The answer is determined by the hairline shape of the person. If a male to female transgender developed significant frontal balding, then only a hair transplant makes sense as it can create a nice female hairline.

Can I take hair from somewhere else on my body for a hair transplant?
Q: While I am lacking hair on the top of my head, I am a 33 year old male with a good amount of hair on my chest, back and legs. Is the hair that is transplanted from one part of the scalp to the balding area of the same quality as the hair from other parts of the body? Does it look natural once it is transplanted to the scalp? Is there any reason other body hair can’t be used?
A: Can I take hair from somewhere else on my body for a hair transplant?
Body hair, except for beard hair, has a very short growth cycle of about 4-8 months. The hair character of body hair is generally very fine so it does not add great hair bulk when transplanted. Because of the long telogen cycle, if you transplant 10 chest hairs into the scalp, only 6 will grow at any one time. With poor quality and less effective yield, that is not a good deal. Beard hair is like scalp hair and keeps growing. It is generally curly and not a good choice for the frontal hairline.