Providing Confidence With Every Treatment

“Our mission within our practice is simply to grow confidence for our patients by turning back the clock on hair loss.”
– Cliff Gelman, MD, FACS

Since 2012, Dr. Cliff Gelman‘s practice has provided modern hair restoration techniques to male and female patients. Located just a short trip from Orlando in Melbourne along Florida’s beautiful Space Coast, many patients travel to see Dr. Gelman for his unique blend of technical expertise and competitively priced approach to restoring confidence.

Providing Confidence With Every Treatment

Doctor Abe Hardoon has been in Brevarde County since 1996. He has been involved in hair transplants since 1999. Dr. Hardoon had the procedure himself three times already. 

Dr. Gelman

Follicular Unit Extraction

Dr. Gelman is the only hair restoration surgeon in Brevard County offering true follicular unit extraction, also known as FUE. In this procedure, Dr. Gelman carefully selects donor sites leaving essentially no scarring or evidence of hair follicle removal.

It is a significantly different procedure than the previous use of “plugs” utilized in the past. At Gelman Hair Restoration, the focus is on our patients’ individual goals.

About Our Physician, Dr. Cliff Gelman

Dr. Clifford “Cliff” Gelman’s impressive biography includes being a Board-Certified, U.S. trained, former U.S. Air Force general surgeon. He graduated within the top ten percent of his medical school class at the Rush University College of Medicine in Chicago.

During his tenure there, he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and earned the Ramsey Outstanding Scholarship Award. Dr. Gelman’s surgical expertise encompasses a wide range of surgical areas with extensive additional training and experience in hair restoration, hair transplantation and hair loss.

Specializing in hair restoration, Dr. Gelman has had training with internationally renowned hair restoration surgeons. Dr. Gelman’s training has helped him to master all surgical and artistic aspects of hair transplantation.

Society Memberships and Publications

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons Publications
  • “The Effects of Lasers, Electrocautery, and Sharp Dissection on Cutaneous Tissue Flaps”, Gelman CL et al, Plastic Reconst Surg 1994 Nov, 94 (6): 829-33
  • “Preperitoneal Bilateral Inguinal Herniorrhaphy Evolution of a Technique from Conventional Top Laparoscopic” J.M. Velasco, C. Gelman, V.L. Vallina, Surgical Endoscopy (1996) 10: 122-127 Graduate Medical Research
  • Extensive work with Nd: YAG and CO2 lasers and wound healing -Clinical research in techniques of laparoscopic hernia repair

Hair Restoration Facts

At Gelman Hair Restoration, we understand that getting the facts about hair replacement is just as important as understanding the fiction that is out there. Here are the facts:

Is There a Cure for Baldness?

The best treatment for baldness is surgical hair replacement combined with medicines to foster hair growth such as Propecia.

The marketing clearance of Propecia is based on data from three one-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter clinical trials involving 1,879 men aged 18 to 41 with mild to moderate hair loss of the vertex and anterior mid-scalp areas.

In addition, 1,215 of the men who had hair loss at the vertex, or top of the head, were studied for another year.

Will My New Hair Be Permanent?

After we transplant your own naturally bald resistant donor hair, it will continue to grow throughout your lifetime. Within 4-6 months you will see a noticeable difference and within a year you will be growing a thicker head of hair every month.

Here are videos about the procedure where you are able to see how beneficial FUE is to the long-term benefits of growing your own hair.

When Will My Newly Transplanted Hair Start To Grow?

Transplanted hair follicles begin to grow new hair within 3 – 5 months post-surgery. Within a year, transplanted hair is fully mature and continues to grow throughout your lifetime.

Let Us Assist You

Please contact us to set up your first consultation for free with Dr. Gelman to discuss your hair restoration options.