As mentioned in an earlier blog, most surgical specialists are board certified in their particular area of expertise. But, that isn’t the case with hair transplant surgery because there is no certification board. Nevertheless, the best hair transplant surgeons are normally members in good standing with the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) as well as the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
These prestigious groups provide education and promote the highest standards of medical practice and medical ethics. They also help patients find qualified doctors to perform hair loss restoration surgery in areas where they live. This helps patients find the best hair transplant possible.
Dr. Mark DiStefano has been a member of both the ABRS and the IHRS for many years. This year he has been elected to serve on the board of both organizations.
Dr. DiStefano also works as a clinical instructor in hair transplantation in the Department of Surgery at UMASS School of Medicine. He also serves as a hair transplant consultant for Harvard Medical International. Altogether he has trained ten hair transplant doctors who serve as some of the best hair transplant surgeons around the globe.
During his more than 20 years as a hair transplant surgeon, Dr. DiStefano has performed more than 8,000 hair restorations. His methods include follicular unit transplant, wherein a small strip of scalp is removed from the back of the head, divided into follicular units and transplanted into the front of the scalp. He also practices the Individual Graft Technique™ (IGT™) which is an exclusive form of follicular unit extraction. In this procedure, individual follicular units are removed from the back of the scalp using a microsurgical tool and then transplanted to the front. There is no visible scar.
DiStefano Hair Restoration Center is committed to helping men and women take charge of their appearance and self-esteem through hair restoration options. For more than 16 years, DiStefano has been at the forefront of the hair transplantation industry, and has performed more than 5,000 successful hair transplant procedures.