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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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NEWS YOU SHOULD KNOW: MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT INVOLVING DELEGATION OF FUE

CHICAGO, IL. – September 11, 2019 California Malpractice Lawsuit Involving Delegation of FUE Dismissed By:  Robert Portman, JD and Megan LaSuer, JD, MHA The plaintiff in Stephen McGlinn v. Chaffoo (Case No. 37-2017-00011463-CU-MM-CTL) has voluntarily dismissed his claims against Dr. Richard Chaffoo regarding a hair restoration procedure involving follicular unit excision (FUE) that Mr. McGlinn claimed was improperly performed by unsupervised technicians and …

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Finasteride For Androgenetic Alopecia Not Associated with Sexual Dysfunction

Abstract: Background: The occurrence of sexual dysfunction side-effects associated with finasteride use in men with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is thought to be less prevalent than is publicized. There is a need to investigate sexual dysfunction among finasteride users with population-based controls.[1] Authors:  Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS, London, Ontario, Canada Edwin …

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Beware of Illegal Hair Restoration Practices

Hair transplant patients around the world are being lured to “black market pirate clinics” operated by technicians with little or no training promising guaranteed results which pose serious risks to unsuspecting men and women seeking help for hair loss.  READ MORE

Malpractice Lawsuit Involving Delegation of FUE

A surgical hair restoration procedure using follicular unit excision (FUE) technique, also (previously) known as follicular unit extraction, performed by unlicensed technicians using a NeoGraft device has resulted in a lawsuit that highlights the risks of this hair transplant procedure. READ MORE

Recap: Latin American FUE and Live Surgery Workshop in Argentina

ISHRS members attended the Fifth Annual Latin American FUE and Live Surgery Workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 18-March 20, 2019.  It was organized by the Paraguayan Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, a Global Council member and hosted by the Plastic Surgery Society of Buenos Aires(SCPBA). The objective was to share experience and knowledge of the hair restoration surgery …

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