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Hair Transplant Podcast

Premiering in 1998 on New York City’s 77WABC radio and subsequently syndicated in every major market in the country, Spencer Kobren’s The Bald Truth is recognized as the first and longest running broadcast dedicated to prompting a candid conversation focusing on the emotionally devastating and life altering epidemic of hair loss.

There are countless “walking wounded” looking to have botched hair transplant procedures repaired so that they can move on with their lives feeling comfortable in their own skin. However, for many men in search of repair, the commitment of living another 6 months of their lives looking worse before they look better can be daunting. If you’re considering repair hair transplant surgery this is a segment you’ll want to watch.

Spencer Kobren and Joe Tillman speak with a caller who voices his disappointment in the current state of the hair transplant field and explain why the hair transplant industry is more dangerous for consumers than it has been in more than two decades.

IAHRS accepted member Baubac Hayatdavoudi, M.D. discusses his own struggles with hair loss and the difficulties hair transplant consumers have making informed decisions in today's vast online snake oil environment.

SMP (Scalp Micro Pigmentation) is one of the latest and most heavily marketed hair loss “solutions” being offered in the hair loss industry today, Essentially a permanent or semi-permanat cosmetic scalp tattoo, SMP is offered as both an alternative to hair transplant surgery as well as an adjunct to surgery. The key to researching this procedure is to remember that all SMP is not created equal and not every hair loss sufferer makes a good candidate for this cosmetic tattooing processes.

Jose from Dallas calls the show to ask about one of the most common, transient side effects that occurs with the early usage of Propecia, testicular pain. Though not indicative of any serious known side effects of the drug, the dull aching pain that effects some who use the drug, can be difficult to tolerate if severe, however, according to most professionals it appears that in most cases it’s a sort lived transient side effect lasting no more than a few weeks for most who experience it.

How Doctors Do Their Personal Hair Transplant Research. IAHRS accepted member Baubac Hayatdavoudi, M.D. explains  how he was able to effectively research his hair transplant options and what resources helped him avoid becoming one of the “walking wounded” of the hair transplant industry. If you are considering hair transplant surgery and are currently trying to do your research, this is a segment you want to watch.

IAHRS member Sanusi Umar, M.D. discusses what it takes to become a skilled FUE hair transplant surgeon. While the field is becoming more exciting due to advancing technology, it's more dangerous than its been in more than two decades.

Spencer Kobren speaks with IAHRS accepted member Para Mohebi, M.D. about the decline in overall acceptable FUE hair transplant surgery outcomes, and why the field  is taking such an ugly turn. If you are considering hair transplant surgery, remember, if your doctor doesn’t know at least as much about the procedure as their techs, you might want to consider doing more research.

While there is usually a set criteria for a prospective academic presenter to be accepted to lecture at a medical conference, the requirements are not necessarily indicative of any verifiable expertise in the field. In general, physicians submit a short abstract of their proposed presentation which then undergoes a peer review process. Depending on the size of the conference, even novices in the field might be allowed to present if the review committee believes the presentation will fill seats. If your hair transplant surgeon markets themselves a being “published,” or as a lecturer in the field, take the time to do your homework to ensure your hair transplant surgeon is a true expert at their craft and not just an accomplished cosmetic surgery marketer.

As always, Spencer Kobren speaks candidly from The Advanced FUE Los Angeles workshop about how important it is for physicians interested in offering hair transplant surgery in their practice, to really learn the craft before investing in any “turnkey” device. Bottom line: The fastest way to destroy your hard earned reputation is to jump into hair transparent surgery without being properly trained.

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The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplatation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration.