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Warning from the Medical Board of California: Hair Restoration Surgery Requires a Medical License

CHICAGO, IL. – September 12, 2019 The following is of interest to physicians who specialize in hair restoration surgical procedures.  The stance of the Medical Board of California (MBC) is consistent with the ISHRS’s Position Statement on Qualifications for Scalp Surgery. As published on the MBC website on Sept. 6, 2019, in the Medical Board of California News, Summer 2019, …

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International Trichology Congress

The International Trichology Congress ran its 3rd annual congress in Manchester, England. The concept was born out of an idea to bring together the various specialists from all areas with hair care and hair loss in common. This included trichologists, scientists, industry people, product makers, doctors and hair transplant surgeons. This year they introduced the concept of supporting societies where …

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CAHRS Congress

In August, one of our Global Council members, the China Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (CAHRS) hosted their 4th Annual Congress in Beijing. The Vice-President of CAHRS, Dr. Wenji Wu was given the lifetime achievement award because of his vast contributions in the hair transplant industry in China. He has over 2000 cases and is committed to promoting the cause …

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What is the Best FUE Procedure

While you’re doing your research regarding hair transplant surgery, you will read about what seems to be a staggering number of FUE procedures that are available to you. You will read about robots, handheld motors, suction devices, manual punches, “no incision” techniques, stick and place procedures and methods that include the use of specific rare gemstones. The one thing they …

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Physician Training Is Key To Successful Treatment Outcomes

WORLD’S LARGEST MEDICAL SOCIETY TREATING HAIR LOSS REMINDS CONSUMERS PHYSICIAN TRAINING IS KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OUTCOMES GENEVA, IL. – August 12, 2019. While the worldwide market for hair restoration has increased tremendously over the past decade, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is warning consumers seeking help for hair loss to be vigilant in researching physicians’ credentials …

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Should the Cost of a Hair Transplant Matter?

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Should the cost of a hair transplant matter, or are there more important issues to pay attention to? The ISHRS recognizes that patients seeking hair restoration and surgical hair transplant options are oftentimes quite cost conscious. However, one should never forget that hair transplant surgery is a real surgery, and there are many details that should be considered when making …

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Female Pattern Hair Loss – Dr. Sharon Keene Discusses Treatment Options

Female pattern hair loss affects roughly fifty percent of women by the time they get to be post menopausal. Unlike androgenetic alopecia and male hair loss, it is not always  easy to detect when you look at a woman with thinning hair that it is medically treatable.  Therefore, it typically takes more of a diagnostic acumen from the doctor because …

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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP): Semantics, Terminology, and Standards

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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a procedure that is used to create the illusion of shaved hair, stubble, or greater density in hair-bearing areas that have lost hair or require augmentation. It is becoming more popular around the world, and its value to hair restoration surgeons is demonstrated by the ISHRS including it alongside Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and Follicular Unit …

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Is FUE Scarless?

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You may have seen advertisements in magazines, Facebook, Instagram and various other websites that talk about hair transplant surgery being “scarless”. Is this true? Can hair transplant surgery be a scarless procedure? Hair transplant surgery is, in reality, a real surgery which means that in order to harvest the follicles that are necessary to restore some semblance of your old …

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Three Warning Signs When Researching Hair Transplants

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When researching your hair transplant options, you’re going to find a lot of confusing and even contradictory information online, making your efforts to find a hair transplant surgeon you can trust quite difficult. Today, we’re going to discuss three warning signs to look out for when performing your hair transplant research. Where is the doctor? The normal and expected method …

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Why FUE Is So Confusing

Hair transplant surgery has always been confusing for patients since its inception over fifty years ago. Back then, the only information you had was usually inside a small brochure and what you were told during your consultation. That has obviously changed a lot in the 21st century due to the internet. But does having so much more information at your …

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