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.
This years’ Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery World Congress in Las Vegas was a huge success with hundreds of the top hair restoration surgeons from around the world gathering to discuss and share the latest research and techniques in medical and surgical hair restoration.
Dr. Sara Wasserbauer was invited to present on multiple subjects including Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP) and its removal, PRP with and without Acell, PhotoBioModulation (Low Level Light Therapy) for hair growth and Eyebrow hair transplantation. The course was held over 7 days in Curitiba, Brazil.
The FDA recently issued a class-wide safety alert for all testosterone-containing medical products. Not only is it associated with abuse and dependence, but it can have “serious adverse outcomes include heart attack, heart failure, stroke, depression, hostility, aggression, liver toxicity, and male infertility. Individuals abusing high doses of testosterone have also reported withdrawal symptoms, such as depression, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, decreased libido, and insomnia.”
Medications for hair loss are not indicated for everyone. Each patient is different, and for some patients, finasteride is simply not their first choice or their only option. But for those who interested in using drugs like finasteride to keep their hair, this study should provide a welcome sigh of relief.