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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?


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


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?


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


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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Top 5 Things to Know About Hair Transplantation

Hair transplant surgery is more popular today than ever before. It is almost impossible to not hear or read something about hair transplantation in 2019 due to the massive increase in acceptance that the procedure has gained. But is hair transplant surgery as easy and simple as what many social media posts and articles will have you believe? It can …

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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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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