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ISHRS Achieves ACCME Accreditation for Educational Activities

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Geneva, IL – April 4, 2006. By receiving accreditation this year from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – the largest international medical association of hair restoration physicians and surgical assistants – can now designate its educational activities with AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.   “This accreditation represents a significant …

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HAIR RESTORATION IN THE SCARRED SCALP

  Your head is one of the parts of your body most vulnerable to injury. Head injury often includes injury to the scalp and eyebrows, with resulting destruction of hair follicles in those areas. The injured areas are often bald after healing (see Scarred Alopecia).   A common cause of scalp injury is automobile accidents; jagged metal and glass can cause …

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Hair Restoration Society Completes Survey; Results Support Recognition as Medical Discipline

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Geneva, IL – An estimated 168,155 hair transplant procedures were performed worldwide last year; 87,987 in the U.S., according to a recent international survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).   These were among the findings of the ISHRS 2005 Practice Census. The ISHRS is a non-profit voluntary medical association of hair restoration physicians and surgical …

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TEMPORARY HAIR LOSS: IT’S TEMPORARY BUT CAN BE WORRISOME

  From infancy to old age, everyone loses hair every day as hair follicles go through their normal cyclic activity of anagen (growth phase), catagen (shedding phase) and telogen (resting phase). (See About Hair Loss for more information about The Hair Growth Cycle).   A full anagen-catagen-telogen cycle can take years to complete. Each follicle goes through the complete cycle 10 to 20 …

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Using Finasteride (Propecia®) as a Hair Loss Treatment

  Finasteride (brand name Propecia®) is an orally administered medication for male pattern hair loss (MPHL). It is the only specific MPHL treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for prescription by a physician. Several years of investigation and use by more than a million patients show that finasteride has long-term effectiveness and safety in treating MPHL in …

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USING FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA®) AS A HAIR LOSS TREATMENT

    Finasteride (brand name Propecia®) is an orally administered medication for male pattern hair loss (MPHL). It is the only specific MPHL treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for prescription by a physician. Several years of investigation and use by more than a million patients show that finasteride has long-term effectiveness and safety in treating MPHL …

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USING FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA®) AS A HAIR LOSS TREATMENT

  Finasteride (brand name Propecia®) is an orally administered medication for male pattern hair loss (MPHL). It is the only specific MPHL treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for prescription by a physician. Several years of investigation and use by more than a million patients show that finasteride has long-term effectiveness and safety in treating MPHL in …

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HAIR LOSS & HAIR RESTORATION REQUIRE PERSONAL & INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION

  Science is rapidly advancing our understanding of the causes of hair loss. The successful treatment of hair loss is being rapidly advanced by physician hair restoration specialists who use scientific knowledge to create innovative approaches to hair restoration.   As scientific knowledge advances, it becomes clear that the causes of hair loss are complex and may vary in multiple …

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HAIR LOSS, MIRACLE CURES AND WOMEN

    As the percentage of women who suffer hair loss grows, so too will the number of products sold to women for their hair loss.  These products, hawked by late-night pitches via infomercials, prey on those who may be concerned about recent or dramatic hair loss.  We at ISHRS prescribe to the “if it sounds too good to be …

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USING YOUR HAIR TO CREATE YOUR UNIQUELY INDIVIDUAL HAIR RESTORATION: FROM DONOR SITE TO RECIPIENT SITE AND END RESULT

  The goal of hair transplantation is to give you, the patient, completely natural-appearing hair growth that expresses your unique individuality. Advances in hair transplantation techniques, procedures, and technology make this goal achievable for most patients today.   When hair transplantation was first developed in mid-Twentieth Century, the goal was “coverage” using plug-graft technology and techniques of the day. Patients …

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THE DONOR SITE: SAVINGS & LOAN OF HAIR FOR TRANSPLANTATION

  Definition of the Donor Site     When hair-bearing tissue is withdrawn from one area of the scalp for transplantation to an area that is hairless due to male-pattern hair loss (MPHL), the withdrawal is made from the donor site-an area unaffected by the genetics of MPHL. The donor site in the balding male is hair-bearing scalp tissue that …

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FOLLOWUP HAIR RESTORATION PROCEDURES

  Surgical hair restoration is a permanent solution for male or female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). Often patients require a second procedure or series of hair replacement procedures for the following reasons: Hair continues to be lost due to androgenetic alopecia and a follow-up hair replacement procedure or series of procedures is necessary to maintain the desired hair coverage. Hair …

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