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Jonathan L. Ballon, MD, FISHRS


Aesthetics Hair Restoration
11975 Morris Road Suite 220
Alpharetta , GA
United States
Phone: (678) 691-0880
Georgia US
Diplomate - ABHRS
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Dr. Jonathan Ballon is the Founder and Medical Director of Aesthetics Hair Restoration in Alpharetta, GA. A highly respected, fellowship-trained hair restoration surgeon with more than a decade of experience, he is the only hair transplant surgeon in Georgia certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and one of a handful of physicians in the world recognized both as a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. In recognition of his expertise, Dr. Ballon has been invited to chair committees, lecture, and teach courses at numerous meetings around the world.  

At Aesthetics Hair Restoration (www.aestheticshairrestoration.com), the focus is on providing a VIP experience, from the thorough and unhurried initial consultation with Dr. Ballon, to the personalized attention his patients receive during surgery, to the direct access to Dr. Ballon via his personal cell phone and email. Surgery is performed in a modern, state-of-the-art, Joint Commission (JCAHO)-accredited facility staffed by a highly experienced team dedicated to patient comfort and convenience. Dr. Ballon limits his schedule to a single surgery a day, so his attention will not be divided between you and another patient in the room next door.

Dr. Ballon's thirty-five years of surgical experience included a successful practice in Connecticut as a board certified, university-affiliated neurosurgeon. As could be expected, Dr. Ballon is often asked why he would choose to leave a distinguished career in neurosurgery to redirect his attention and training to hair restoration. “Neurosurgery is an immensely rewarding field,” Dr. Ballon explains, “but it is also incredibly demanding. After 23 years and countless 24/7 weeks, I was ready for a change.” Dr. Ballon was also ready for a change in his personal appearance: he decided he was finally going to have the hair transplant he’d been thinking about for years. In the course of researching the process, Dr. Ballon learned that hair transplant surgeons come from all walks of medicine. “It was then that I realized hair restoration surgery was not only the solution to my baldness, but also the perfect second career for me.”

Requiring finesse and attention to detail, hair transplant surgery draws on a skill set similar in many ways to that which Dr. Ballon had mastered in performing thousands of delicate operations on the brain and spine. “While both challenging and satisfying, hair restoration surgery has afforded me a greater level of personal freedom and more time to devote to family and friends.”

As a hair transplant patient himself, Dr. Ballon can easily relate to his patients. He knows firsthand just how life-changing the experience can be and takes great satisfaction in bringing that experience to others. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Ballon has always been admired by colleagues and peers for his integrity and sound medical judgment. “In the field of hair restoration, surgery may not always be the best option,” he says. “I believe that the approach to each individual’s hair loss must be tailored to his or her particular situation. The advice I give a patient is no different from the advice I would give a family member or a close friend. I always consider it an honor when someone chooses me to be their surgeon, and I feel it is my professional obligation to ensure that the patient's decision is one of the best he or she has ever made."

Education, ISHRS Fellowship Training Programs, & Board Certifications: 


B.A., Oberlin College (1974)

M.D., New York Medical College (1980)

Surgical Internship, St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Cente of New York (1980-1981)

Surgical Residency, St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center of New York (1981-1982)

Neurosurgical Residency, University of Connecticut Health Center/Hartford Hospital (1982-1987)

Neurosurgical Chief Resident, University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital (1986-1987)

Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Connecticut (1987-2004)

Chief, Section of Neurosurgery (New Britian General Hospital, Bristol Hospital,Bradley Memorial Hospital)

ISHRS Fellowship, Medical Hair Restoration (2004)

Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery

Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery


Volunteer, "Canine Assistants;" Alpharetta, GA
Past member, Board of Directors, Connecticut Affiliate,
   Susan  G.  Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Founder, "Bikers for the Cure"
   (to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation)  


Memberships & Affiliations: 


              American Association of Neurological Surgeons 

              Congress of Neurological Surgeons

              Fellow, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons

              American Medical Association (Physician’s Recognition Award recipient)

              Connecticut State Medical Society

              Hartford County (CT) Medical Society

              Pennsylvania State Medical Society

              Montgomery County (PA) Medical Society

              Maryland State Medical Society

              Montgomery County (MD) Medical Society



Publications & Presentations: 

Faculty, 2010 Orlando Live Surgery Workshop

"Hair Transplantation in the Neurosurgical Patient", presentation at 2010 ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston,MA

Faculty, 2011 Orlando Live Surgery Workshop

Faculty, Basics Course; 2011 ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting, Anchorage, AK

Panelist, "Controversy: FUE vs. Strip Harvest FUT;" 2011 ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting, Anchorage, AK

Chair, Basics Course; 2012 ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee (ISHRS, 2012)

Chair, Basics Course; 2013 ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee (ISHRS, 2013)

Faculty, 2014 Annual Meeting; American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery/American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Faculty, Hair Restoration Section; 2014 Annual State-of-the-Art in Facial Aesthetics

Invited speaker, 2015 Annual Meeting; American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery/American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Procedures Performed

Beards and Moustaches
Ethnic hair
Facelift hair revision
Female hair restoration surgery
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for men
Medical (non-surgical) management of hair loss for women
Scar revision