In another video broadcast on November 10, 2022, Dr. Maricarmen Morales was interviewed on local news also discussing the black market in the Dominican Republic.
The ISHRS launched the Fight the FIGHT campaign in 2019 to bring awareness to consumers about the growing risk to patients of unlicensed technicians performing substantial aspects of hair restoration surgery carried out worldwide.
The use of unlicensed technicians to perform aspects of hair restoration surgery, which should only be performed by a properly trained and licensed physician, places patients at risk of: (i) misdiagnosis; (ii) failure to diagnose hair disorders and related systemic diseases; and (iii) performance of unnecessary or ill-advised surgery all of which jeopardizes patient safety and outcomes. There may also be a risk that unlicensed technicians may not be covered by malpractice insurance.
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