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ISHRS Guidelines for Patients Seeking Hair Restoration Surgery

In the interest of patients undergoing hair transplant and other hair restorative procedures, the ISHRS has issued the following recommendations to help protect patients from getting infected with COVID-19 and inform patients of possible modifications that should be expected in their physicians/surgeons’ practices. Where applicable, local governmental instructions regarding the carrying out of hair transplant practice may supersede the recommendations

ISHRS Legal Update: Hair Restoration Surgery Should Only Be Performed By Qualified Physicians

On January 31, 2020, the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (the “Board”) issued a Consent Agreement charging Dr. Dennis Daly with committing professional misconduct under N.Y. Educ. Law § 6530(25) for allegedly allowing unqualified and unlicensed individuals to perform a hair transplant procedure at the SNY Surgery Center in 2017. Dr. Daly did not contest the allegations


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


  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.   Many of the illegal clinics have slick websites with testimonials that appear  very professional. However, the reality is that

Why Your Hair Restoration Specialist Should Be a Physician

Our everyday observation tells us that the primary function of hair follicles is to produce hair. That’s the function we care about because it has the most immediate and visible benefit to us. Scalp hair is an important cosmetic element in the image we present to others.   When hair follicles stop producing hair, we may seek ways to medically

Popular Hair Restoration Technique Updates Name to Reflect Surgical Nature of Procedure

GENEVA, IL. – March 6, 2018. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) announced today that it is updating the terminology of the hair transplantation method known as FUE from Follicular Unit Extraction to Follicular Unit Excision. This change is driven by the need to emphasize the actual surgical aspect of the procedure, especially among patients in countries where


Things That Increase Your Risk for Complications After Surgical Hair Restoration You may think of surgical hair restoration as minor surgery compared to major procedures such a hip replacement and organ transplantation. While those and other major surgical procedures are long, complex operations, hair restoration surgery is not major surgery and has proven to be very safe. As with all

WARNING ABOUT SOCIETIES UNAFFILIATED WITH THE ISHRS, Especially Those Permissive of the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

Background: We continue to hear of cases where hair restoration surgery patients were operated on and harmed by non-doctors. Preventing these occurrences is of paramount importance in our public education campaign. We are gratified to learn that some governments and regulators are taking action to curb this dangerous paradigm. For example, prosecutions for the unlicensed practice of medicine by non-doctors is now


Consumers face potential of serious risk when unlicensed personnel perform hair restoration surgery   The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) issued a consumer alert with a warning that increasing numbers of unlicensed personnel worldwide are performing substantial medical aspects of hair restoration surgery and, in doing so, are putting patients at risk.   Increasing numbers of patients are


International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery warns consumers of growing risk    Geneva, IL –  While hair restoration surgery is a booming industry worldwide, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is concerned about a growing trend putting patients at risk – unlicensed technicians performing substantial aspects of hair restoration surgery.   As with any surgery, a properly trained and licensed