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HAIR GRAFT PLACEMENT: THE FINAL STEP IN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION

  The final and esthetically important surgical step in hair transplantation is placement of hair grafts into the scalp. A graft is the tissue unit of one or more hair follicles that has been removed from a donor site on the scalp, to be inserted into an area of hair loss.   Graft placement is a surgical procedure that the …

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ISHRS Hosts 15th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, Sep 26-30, 2007

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World’s Leading Hair Restoration Physicians Gather to Present  Latest Research, Scientific Advances in Diagnosing and Treating Hair Loss   GENEVA, IL. – August 30, 2007. From new data of the first human clinical study demonstrating the safety and efficacy of a robotic-assisted hair transplantation device to cutting-edge research examining how donor hair from other people could be used successfully for …

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HAIR CHARACTERISTICS: A MAJOR CONSIDERATION IN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION

    What are the characteristics of scalp hair that contribute to a person’s unique appearance?   The characteristics commonly noted are: Color-blond, red, brown, black and varying shades of each. Caliber (diameter of hair shaft)-fine, medium, or thick in cross-section. Geometric property-straight, wavy, curly, frizzy.   These commonly noted hair characteristics are often associated with other features that contribute …

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SMOKING, DRINKING, MEDICATIONS AND HERBAL PRODUCTS CAN ALL AFFECT THE COURSE OF YOUR HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY

  Do you smoke? Do you drink alcoholic beverages? What medications do you take? Do you use herbal “health food” products? These are questions a patient will be asked before undergoing hair restoration surgery-or, for that matter, any type of surgery. What is the connection between smoking, drinking and surgery? What does it matter what medications a patient takes, or …

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ISHRS 2007 Practice Census Survey (German version)

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Neue Umfrage zeigt einen Anstieg von 34 Prozent in durchgeführten Behandlungen zur Haarwiederherstellung im Jahr 2006 GENEVA, Illinois, 20. Juni   – Jüngere Patienten und Frauen, die sich chirurgisch behandeln lassen, unter denen, die den beträchtlichsten Zuwachs verzeichneten   Im Jahr 2006 wurden weltweit ungefähr 225.800 Behandlungen zur Haarwiederherstellung durchgeführt, eine Steigerung von 34 Prozent zum Jahr 2004, laut heute …

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ISHRS 2007 Practice Census Survey – HRS Procedures Up 34% Worldwide

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Extrapolated Number of Hair Restoration Procedures Worldwide   An estimated 225,800 hair restoration procedures were performed worldwide in 2006 (a 34% increase from 2004)   In the United States, 100,445 hair restoration procedures were performed In Canada, 12,625 hair restoration procedures were performed In Mexico/Central & South America, 10,668 hair restoration procedures were performed In Europe, 29,818 hair restoration procedures …

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ISHRS 2007 Practice Census Facts and Figures

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Extrapolated Number of Hair Restoration Procedures Worldwide   An estimated 225,800 hair restoration procedures were performed worldwide in 2006 (a 34% increase from 2004)   In the United States, 100,445 hair restoration procedures were performed In Canada, 12,625 hair restoration procedures were performed In Mexico/Central & South America, 10,668 hair restoration procedures were performed In Europe, 29,818 hair restoration procedures …

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HAIR LOSS AND THE APPEARANCE OF AGING

Age-Appropriate Appearance   One of the most common reasons for men and women to consider hair transplantation is to overcome what they perceive to be an age-inappropriate appearance. They don’t want to appear older than their calendar age or appear older than they wish to appear.   The reasons to avoid age-inappropriate appearance can be personal, work-related, or a combination …

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MALE AND FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS: GENE DRIVEN BUT NOT YOUR GENETIC FATE

  Androgenetic alopecia-male- and female-pattern hair loss-is known to have a genetic basis. It is an inheritable condition, commonly described as “running in the family”. (See About Hair Loss). Having close family members with androgenetic alopecia significantly increases your risk for having some degree of hair loss between adolescence and middle age. How much hair you will lose and in what …

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ISHRS Male Pattern Hair Loss Online Survey

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GENEVA, IL. – December 18, 2006. While most men would be thrilled to get a plasma TV this holiday season, some men would be willing to part with one for something even more valuable – more hair.   The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – the world’s leading medical authority on hair loss and hair restoration – participated …

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EXPECTATIONS AND DECISION-MAKING IN HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY

  When a prospective patient consults a physician hair restoration specialist, he comes with a set of reasons for seeking hair restoration. The patient may be a man or woman; most often, the patient is a man whose hair loss is due to hereditary androgenetic alopecia (See About Hair Loss).   For both patient and physician, the patient’s expectations for hair …

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UNDERSTANDING SOMEONE ELSE’S HAIR TRANSPLANT

  Maybe you have never given much thought to hair transplantation. That’s very likely if you are an adult man or woman who has a full head of hair. It may well be the case if you have been losing hair, but take your thinning hair in stride and don’t understand why other people feel differently.   What happens when …

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2006 Consumer Hair Loss Survey Fact Sheet

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Thursday, July 20, 2006 Hair loss is caused by which of the following? 82% of adults correctly identified heredity as a cause of hair loss. Nearly six in 10 adults believe stress (58%) and medical causes (58%) can trigger hair loss. Less than one in five respondents associate wearing a hat (19%), over-brushing hair (13%) or shampooing too much (10%) …

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ISHRS 2006 Consumer Hair Loss Survey Fact Sheet

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Hair loss is caused by which of the following?   82% of adults correctly identified heredity as a cause of hair loss. Nearly six in 10 adults believe stress (58%) and medical causes (58%) can trigger hair loss. Less than one in five respondents associate wearing a hat (19%), over-brushing hair (13%) or shampooing too much (10%) with hair loss …

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ISHRS 2005 Practice Census Fact Sheet

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Extrapolated Number of Hair Restoration Procedures Worldwide   168,155 hair restoration procedures were performed worldwide in 2004   In the United States, 87,987 hair restoration procedures were performed In Canada, 8,861 hair restoration procedures were performed In Mexico/Central & South America, 16,541 hair restoration procedures were performed In Europe, 28,042 hair restoration procedures were performed In Asia, 20,673 hair restoration …

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ISHRS Commissions National Consumer Survey on Hair Loss

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GENEVA, IL. – July 20, 2006. In a recent survey commissioned by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – the world’s leading medical authority on hair loss and hair restoration – 82 percent of adults polled correctly identified heredity as the primary cause of hair loss. However, only 15 percent of respondents would first seek out a hair …

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