Should your hair transplant surgeon be Board Certified?

Most of the general public is not aware that any individual with a medical license can legally perform hair restoration surgery. As a result the surgical and aesthetic skill level of a physician offering to perform hair transplant surgery can vary significantly. Also although genetic hair loss is common and usually easy to diagnose, it is…

Why Your Hair Restoration Specialist Should Be a Physician

Source: Why should your hair loss specialist be a physician? That question can be answered under several headings: Medical education Surgical training Subspecialty training in hair restoration A unique combination of the science and esthetics of hair restoration Medical EducationWhile hair loss is viewed primarily as a cosmetic problem, hair growth, hair loss, and…

Dr. Pawlinga Offers State-Of-The-Art Robotic Hair Transplantation

Dr. Christopher Pawlinga is one of the few hair restoration surgeons in New York State to offer the advanced ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System and he is particularly excited about the New Software System Upgrade. The ARTAS 9x system enables faster and more precise robotic hair transplant procedures.

Why has Follicular Unit “Extraction” changed to “Excision” for FUE Hair Transplant?

The use of “physician extenders” has become an ever growing problem in the US,
even being used in the Hair Restoration field for unethical motives that usually involve time and money for the Center. As expected, the results from procedures done by these members of the staff who are not licensed to perform them, cause a misrepresentation of the FUE, as well as undesirable results.

Why PRP Hair Loss Therapy Is Exciting!

Drugs delay hair loss. Transplantation moves your remaining hair follicles to areas that will be pleasing to you. PRP is a method that stimulates hair growth, especially if you cannot or do not want to use other forms of treatment, or if a hair transplant is not an option for you, or if you just want to improve hair that is thinning in the crown area.

Follicular Unit “Extraction” (FUE) is Now “Excision”

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…

ISHRS Task Force On Finasteride Adverse Event Controversies

Source: Finasteride is approved by the U.S. FDA as a safe and effective treatment of hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia. That fact has not changed. However, the concern of possible persistent sexual dysfunction side effects from taking finasteride after the drug has been discontinued has received recent attention. The ISHRS Task Force on…