ISHRS begins a campaign to stop illegal hair transplant clinics

Posted on January 17, 2020

The ISHRS marks its 27th year as an organization by showcasing the dangers of having an illegal, unlicensed practice or untrained personnel perform hair transplant surgery. This campaign is known as the “Fight the Fight” campaign against fraudulent clinics performing illicit surgeries.

Dr. Gabel also took the pledge, promising to continue to uphold the principles and surgical hair restoration techniques set forth by the ISHRS.

Why Visit A Licensed Practice

Many patients come to see Dr. Gabel seeking help with corrective surgery for hair follicles after having an unfortunate experience at unlicensed and black-market clinics. Hair transplantation patients around the world are suffering from the illegal actions of these clinics, including severe injuries and scarring, over-harvested donor areas, or irreparable aesthetic results after their botched hair transplant surgery.

The ISHRS believes the following aspects of hair restoration surgery should only be performed by a licensed physician:

  • Preoperative diagnostic evaluation and consultation
  • Surgery planning
  • Female pattern hair loss
  • Surgery execution including:
  • Donor hair harvesting
  • Hair transplants
  • Hairline design
  • Recipient site creation
  • Management of other patients’ medical issues and possible adverse reactions
  • Post-operative care
  • Hair growth for bald or thinning areas

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To learn more about transplanted hair with Dr. Gabel or to schedule a consultation with him at his Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area practice, please call our office at 503.693.1118.


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