Walnut Creek Hair Restoration Surgeon
1299 Newell Hill Pl, Suite 200
Walnut Creek, California 94596 US
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5 out of 5 stars Eyebrow Transplant

I'm so glad I found this doctor.

Dr. Sara as she likes to be called is a skilled artist and a perfectionist which is a must in doing eyebrow transplants. She has quite the reputation in hair transplants and therefore it can take 8 to 12 months to get an appointment. Of course it's well worth it. On top of her expertise she's a down to earth person who truly has a kind heart and shows much empathy. She treats you as an equal .

5 out of 5 stars Hair Transplant

I had a fantastic experience

Dr. W is phenomenal. She immediately puts you at ease and is informative every step of the way. I cannot recommend her and her staff enough! I was extremely comfortable for the entire 8 hour procedure and felt like my comfort and well being was the most important thing to the entire staff.

5 out of 5 stars Hair Transplant

Wasserbauer was amazing both personally and medically.

Granted, my procedure was a mere three days ago. 2700 grafts. Dr. Sara has amazing personality and charisma. Her staff are friendly and optimistic. I was very comfortable through the entire procedure. Staff was very methodical. If she wasn't married..... :) I'll edit and update at three and six months.

5 out of 5 stars FUE Hair Transplant

The Best Hair Restoration Surgeon and Staff - Walnut Creek, CA

Let's be honest: Losing your hair is not one of life's more enjoyable experiences. It makes you self-conscious and causes you to waste years of your life trying to hide, camouflage, and generally obsess over the condition. And if you do eventually muster the courage to do something about it, that experience itself has the potential to be painful and possibly embarrassing. However, that is...

5 out of 5 stars Hair Transplant

Awesome Experience with Hair Transplant - Walnut Creek, CA

Dr Wasserbauer is extremely professional and caring with a great bedside manner. You can tell she is in the top of her field.

5 out of 5 stars Hair Transplant

Eyebrow Transplant. Walnut Creek, CA

Sara Wasserbauer is a kind, compassionate and caring doctor as well as a truly wonderful human being. She is 100% committed to her craft and to the welfare of her patients. She has always been very positive and upbeat in her demeanor to me and have noticed the same in her interactions with other patients. Her office is always warm and friendly and I can tell that she makes her office one that her employees enjoy working at.

5 out of 5 stars Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant at 37 for Receded Hairline and Density

I researched several top specialists throughout California and decided to go with Dr. Wasserbauer for the following reasons: -She was within an hour's drive, and wouldn't require multiple trips to SoCal -Her portfolio of results was very good -She was very conservative and concerned about today's hair as well as decades from now -She was not so conservative that she would not alter my hairline, and thus, keep me from achieving my primary goal -She was well reviewed by patients and peers, and well-qualified -Her pricing was not low, but comparable to other top doctors -Although it was hard to reach her initially (more later), when I met her in person, she was warm, genuine, and understanding of how my case was so distressing to me. She was confident, but not arrogant (as other doctors I spoke with), and answered all my questions when in person. My one and only concern in the whole process was that Dr. Wasserbauer was almost completely unresponsive to email and phone. I almost didn't pursue her for surgery because I waited 3 weeks without email response, I called her staff, then followed up with her, and instead of answering my questions I had bulleted, she replied that her staff would contact me to make an appointment. This, I had to call for as well, and the doctor would not see or discuss with me for 2-3 months unless I scheduled surgery in January and made a $1000 deposit. This too, was unexpected. There were other emails she did not reply to, and when she gave her personal number in case of problems or questions (I called regarding the swelling), she did not return my call. I found this strange; perhaps someone should be "on call" if she is not available. My takeaway is that she is a great surgeon, excellent when you have her in person; her staff do the rest. Dr. Wasserbauer did, however, call about 3 weeks after surgery and was very helpful. My surgery experience was otherwise wonderful and I hope it's the only one I'll ever need. I found that both she and the staff were all very good to me, and even transplanted more grafts than I had paid for. If the results are as good as the experience, I will definitely recommend her, with the expectation to call the staff with all questions and plan on communication in person with the doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant Review - Walnut Creek, CA

Good in all categories, transplant is so so. I will probably go back for a follow up in a few months because the service was so good.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

I've Had CO2 Laser Without Swelling, but Had Fraxel with Lots of Swelling - Walnut Creek, CA

I like Dr. W's personality, her comments, her energy, and her knowledge. Her nurse provides the actual treatment. I really like the nurse also.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery


International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Dartmouth College
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Ohio
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Hair Transplantation

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3 months later; Is my hair gonna get more dense? (Photos)

3 months is probably too early for ANY hair growth because of how hair cycles. The first stage of the cycle is the shedding (Catagen) which lasts... READ MORE

Why are there clinical trials for applying 5% minoxidil on the crown but not hairline?

Ha!  I get asked this question a lot - especially from female patients.  Think of it this way, every serious study to document hair growth will make s... READ MORE

My hairline is suffering from Traction Alopecia, will it ever fully recover? (photo)

Try Rogaine and LLLT for 6-12 months. I have seen improvement with both of these but you do have to use them for at least a year. Shaving the hairline... READ MORE

Should I expect more growth at this stage? (photos)

You are WAY early my friend. Regrowth is going to take at least a year and usually only BEGINS at 4-6 months post-op. Patience! Based on what I can... READ MORE

My hairline is really weird and uneven. It really bothers me. Any way can fix it or make it look better? (photo)

You can add grafts easily to make your hairline more even. It would be simple and a relatively small procedure. The grafts would take about a year to... READ MORE

I got my FUE hair transplant with Dr. Maral and got my shampoo and lotion taken away at the airport!

You will be fine. Almost any shampoo will work. I usually recommend zinc pyrithione (head and shoulders). Bottom line: Don't panic. The hair will... READ MORE

How long should I apply ointment to the donor area after an FUE procedure? (photo)

Ointment is useful in the donor area during the initial healing phase and up to about a week. You are at that point so it is unlikely to have any... READ MORE

Follow-up Question: FUE failure (so far). No visible growth in crown. Repeat question with pictures added (photos)

I have seen patients in whom growth did not start AT ALL until 9 months post-op. You may be one of these. Don't give up yet! READ MORE

10 days Post fue hair transplant: maximum transplant density question (Photos)

There are many factors that affect density. Sometimes as the grafts are being placed it becomes clear that there is a density limit. In other words,... READ MORE

Should I go for a Hairline Lowering or Hair Transplant?

I get to see a lot of patients on both sides of this question. The scar in hairline lowering is generally excellent and not really noticeable.... READ MORE

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What is Robotic FUE? The Doctor Explains This Hair Transplant Technique

Heard of FUE during your research for a hair transplant? Dr. Sara Wasserbauer explains. WATCH VIDEO

Hair Graft Spacing: What You Need to Know Explained in 40 Seconds

Dr. Sara Wasserbauer discusses proper hair graft spacing to assure maximum hair growth. Get the answer in under a minute. WATCH VIDEO

How Will Transplanted Hair Grow Back?

It's a common question. What's the answer? Dr. Sara Wasserbauer explains how transplanted hair grows back. WATCH VIDEO

I've Had Hair Transplant Surgery — Do I Need to Keep Taking Propecia or Rogaine?

You've had a hair transplant so do you still need to take hair loss medication? Dr. Sara Wasserbauer has the answer. WATCH VIDEO

What's the Difference Between Propecia and Rogaine?

Propecia and Rogaine: what's the difference between these two hair loss medications? Hear what Dr. Sara Wasserbauer has to say. WATCH VIDEO

Strip FUT and FUE Hair Transplants: What's the Difference?

Dr. Sara Wasserbauer explains the surgical differences between traditional follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.