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Int`l Society of Hair Restoration Surgery hosts workshop in Seoul


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Int`l Society of Hair Restoration Surgery hosts workshop in Seoul

Geneva, Ill., (ANTARA News/PRNewswire-AsiaNet) - According to statistics released from a member survey conducted last year by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), approximately 225,800 hair restoration procedures were performed worldwide in 2006, up 34 percent from 2004. While nearly every region of the world experienced a boost, Asia experienced one of the largest increases in the number of hair restoration procedures performed with 57,542 procedures in 2006 vs. 20,673 procedures in 2004.

As a testament to the growing demand for hair restoration procedures in Asia, world-renown hair restoration physicians will gather in Seoul, South Korea, to present the latest surgical advances in treating hair loss in Asians at the ISHRSs Asian Hair Surgery Workshop hosted by ISHRS member Sungjoo Tommy Hwang, M.D., Ph.D., of Seoul. This specialized, two-day workshop is designed to demonstrate the unique considerations for performing hair transplants in Asians through a series of educational lectures and live surgeries.

Although hair transplantation might appear as a fairly straightforward procedure, there are scientific and artistic qualities involved that need to work in tandem to create permanent results that are both natural-looking and virtually undetectable, said Dr. Hwang, workshop director. The distinctive features of Asian patients, such as hair characteristics, head shape, and hair and skin color, need to be carefully considered before a hair transplant is performed. That is why the proper hair restoration technique is critical to achieve optimal results for Asian patients suffering from hair loss.

Surgical hair transplants use the patients own existing scalp hair to restore new hair growth in thin or bald areas safely and effectively. Today, a number of new transplant techniques are used to address the aesthetic needs of each individual patient from creating dense areas of new hair growth on the top of the scalp to skillfully reconstructing a receding hairline.