Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Shaver recently attended the 27th Annual ISHRS World Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. This five-day conference was held November 13-17, 2019, at the Shangri-La Bangkok Hotel and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, and was attended by nearly 1,000 physicians and their surgical assistants seeking to expand their knowledge of the latest medical and surgical hair restoration therapies.
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a global non-profit medical association and the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration with more than 1,200 members throughout 70 countries worldwide.
This year’s congress was the first year where Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP) was given top billing alongside Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) procedures during the Triple Crown World Live Surgery Workshop. At the Congress, surgeries took place in 6 different operating rooms. The surgeries were conducted in a state-of-the-art hospital with the facility to live stream multiple surgeries in a spacious auditorium. There were also additional hands-on SMP demonstrations.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a procedure that is used to create the illusion of shaved hair, stubble, or greater density in hair-bearing areas that have lost hair or require augmentation. SMP is a relatively new technique and along with the methodology, the terminology is evolving.