International Society Issues Hair Transplant Consumer Alert

Hair Transplant Consumer Alert

Many hair transplant surgeons, including myself, are members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). It is the largest international body of hair transplant surgeons in the world. Our society is extremely concerned about the growing risk to patients of unlicensed technicians performing substantial aspects of hair restoration surgery. 

The ISHRS has recently issued a consumer alert to warn patients of potential harm that can come about when unlicensed technicians perform critical parts of the pre op or the surgery or the post op. 

In a new statement, the ISHRS has stated quite clearly that it "believes the following aspects of hair restoration surgery should only be performed by a licensed physician or licensed allied health professional practicing within the scope of his or her license:                                                                                                                                  

1. Preoperative diagnostic evaluation and consultation           

2. Surgery planning

3. Surgery execution including:

  • Donor hair harvesting
  • Hairline design
  • Recipient site creation

4. Management of other patient medical issues and possible adverse reactions


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Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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