ISHRS hosts 26th World Congress in Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 10-14, 2018
2018 marks another great year in medical and hair restoration research. This year we Southern Californians were fortunate enough to have the largest and most prestigious hair restoration conference take place in our own backyard.
With the theme “When Award Winning Hair Transplant Surgeons Meet”, the 26th World Congress of the ISHRS met at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on October 10-14, 2018 boasting an exceptional lineup of international speakers and educational offerings.
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a global non-profit medical association where the world’s leading experts in treating hair loss gather to share their most up to date research, techniques, and diagnostic approaches.
Long standing ISHRS member and board-certified physician, Dr. Amir Yazdan of Modena Hair Institute, attended this year’s conference both to share his innovations in follicular unit extraction (FUE) and to keep up with all important advancements in the field.
The conference included many internationally recognized keynote speakers covering an array of topics including: hair biology, innovative diagnostic approaches, novel surgical techniques, body hair transplantation, and more.
One particular educational program, however, caught the attention of nearly all the distinguished attendees, namely, the Beware of the Hair Transplant Black Market session.
This educational session dives into the portentous growth of cheap, inexperienced, and unethical hair care clinics across America and the globe. Unspecialized physicians and technical operators who have no business even approaching the hairlines or scalp of a balding or shedding patient, are emboldened by the promise of easy money and a new source of revenue. They prop up an eloquent sales campaign or website and sell consumers a trap.
Consumers experiencing hair loss or pattern baldness will tragically rush into whatever hair restoration clinic sounds most appealing or which drives the best bargain. Unbeknownst to them, these so-called hair restoration ‘specialists’ either have little experience or use automated machines that lack precision and artistic execution. This effectively means that patients act as guinea pigs for trainees who are operating machines that can barely execute a decent job. Operations of the aforementioned kind often result in gross, botched, or unnatural-looking hairlines.
We here at Modena Hair Institute have been especially vocal about this rather sinister trend of crooked hair clinics and inexperienced physicians selling consumers cheap and false promises. Check out our chronicling of this hair transplant black market, and the proven ways in which to avoid it:
As you continue on your hair transplant journey, know what to look for and what questions to ask. Your hair, your appearance and your confidence deserve to be in the most capable of surgical hands.
For all matters hair contact one of our offices at 888-717-5273 or visit Modenahair.com.
Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, and an advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.