Dr. Gary Hitzig the featured presenter at the 25th International Congress of ISHR in Rome, Italy.
Gary Hitzig, M.D., a leading hair transplant surgeon, hair restoration researcher and co-founder with Dr. Amiya Prasad of Hair Rescue & Restoration, was the featured presenter for three sessions at the 25th International Congress of Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR) in Rome, Italy on May 24 – 27, 2012.
Dr. Hitzig, is known internationally as the pioneer of the ACell – PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) hair re-growth injection therapy, which is now called Hair Rescue™. He shared his latest research findings and ACell patient studies with hair surgeons from around the world last week. For the past three years, Dr. Hitzig has proven that the wound healing powder ACell MatriStem MicroMatrix can be mixed with a patient’s own processed blood (PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma) and injected into the scalp results in reversal of thinning hair and hair loss. Each of Dr. Hitzig’s case study patients experienced success using his and his associate, Dr. Prasad’s formulation and technique.
Dr. Hitzig also presented an update on his groundbreaking auto-cloning work where facial hair is plucked and transplanted for people with limited donor hair on the scalp. In recent case studies, patients experienced improved hair growth viability when facial hair is transplanted in combination with the use of ACell mixed with PRP.
The final presentation of Dr. Hitzig’s focused on ACell’s ability to improve wound healing on old donor scars and stimulate hair replication in scalp donor sites.
The ISHR Congress attracts major national and international hair restoration surgeons from around the world. The purpose of the annual meeting is to present and discuss current hair restoration practices and explore new technologies in the field.
About Gary Hitzig, M.D.
Dr. Hitzig is the medical director of the Prasad Cosmetic Surgery and Medi-Spa Hair Rescue and Restoration division. Along with his ground-breaking research and hair restoration advancements using ACell MatriStem MicroMatrix, Hitzig also developed and patented the Hitzig Linear Punch, a collection of extremely sharp disposable surgical punches that make narrow elliptical slots, which are sold to surgeons around the world.
He is the author of “Help and Hope for Hair Loss“ and has published numerous peer review articles on hair transplant techniques and is a regular presenter at medical hair restoration symposiums around the world. Dr. Hitzig is a member of the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and the American Hair Loss Council. He can be reached at (516) 536-0385 or visit www.HairRescueUS.com.