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Pointers With Portela: Hair Transplant Risks


In this week’s Pointers With Portela, the 208SkinDoc explains the hidden risks associated with hair transplants.

In his most recent YouTube episode, "Hidden Hair Transplant Risks" Dustin Portela, DO, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Treasure Valley Dermatology in Boise, Idaho, reviews the risks of hair transplant procedures and important resources he recommends.

In his discussion, Portela covers:

  • The Norwood and Sinclair scales
  • Follicular unit transplantation
  • Follicular unit extraction
  • Choosing a doctor who is certified by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Patients who are not good candidates for hair transplants

Opinions expressed are that of Portela and do not express the views or opinions of Dermatology Times®.

Dr Portela's social media channels:


1. @drdustinportela

2. @208SkinDoc

3. @DrDustinPodcast

Instagram: @drdustinportela

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