How to avoid rogue Hair Transplant clinics.



As we enter 2019, we are moving full force on the Black Market Awareness Campaign.

In the Nov/Dec issue of the Forum, we provided you an update on the Campaign. We would like to follow-up on the following item.

PowerPoint presentation template – This has been completed and posted on the Black Market Awareness page:

Please feel free to use at related medical meetings in which you present. Remember that this is a guideline PPT that any member can modify according to the situation in their country.

  • The purpose of the ISHRS messaging:
  • To encourage prospective patients to carefully select their hair transplant doctor
  • To alert patients and unknowing doctors about:
    a) The turnkey models and why they are unethical, (usually) illegal, and dangerous to patients
    b) layperson-performed surgery and the dangers to patients

We are tracking where the presentation is given, so please send an email to to let us know at what meeting, number of attendees, and to request the full PPT.

The ISHRS is committed to improving patient outcomes by promoting the highest standards of medical practice and medical ethics. Thank you for your continued support as we work together to educate patients and our peers.

ISHRS Board of Governors and
Ad Hoc Committee on Issues Pertaining to the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine
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Dr. Venkataram Mysore was one of the first surgeons to learn hair transplantation in India. He is an expert in FUT and is one of the most respected Hair Transplant experts in the world. He has edited the first Indian textbook on the subject and is the first and only Indian Dermatologist to be made a fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons.