ISHRS 29th World Congress Begins Tomorrow in Lisbon

ISHRS 29th Congress.
ISHRS 29th World Congress in Lisbon.

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)’s 29th Annual World Congress will run from October 21-October 23 2021. It will take place as a hybrid event, with an in-person 3-day meeting in Lisbon, Portugal followed by an online virtual conference in the following weeks. I have covered these ISHRS meetings every year since this blog was incepted in 2013.

The focus of these conference is always on hair transplants, which are becoming increasingly popular in this age of Zoom and social media. However, most of us readers are more interested in existing non-surgical cutting edge treatments and future treatments.

The detailed schedule and program of the ISHRS 29th Annual Conference can be found here. Also make sure to follow the ISHRS ‘s Twitter account and Instagram page for updates.

ISHRS 2021 Presentations
ISHRS 2021: Some presentations of Interest.

Interesting Presentations at the 29th ISHRS Conference

Among the most interesting presentations that involve hair regeneration include:

  • Dr. Sergio Vañó covering both of Kintor’s hair loss products per his Tweet from today.
  • Dr. Paul Kemp of HairClone presenting on hair cloning.
  • Dr. Nilofer Farjo covering adipose tissue and hair growth.
  • Dr. Ron Shapiro providing us an update on exosomes for hair loss.
  • Dr. Anil Garg discussing the use of hair follicle derived stem cells to promote miniaturized hairs to convert to terminal hairs.
  • Dr. Salome Vadachkoria presenting on hair follicle stem cell activation with “Polylactic Co Caprolactone based subdermal implants”. For both androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.
  • Dr. Sharon Keene discussing a case of vitamin D deficiency correction and hair regrowth.
  • Dr. Ratchathorn Panchaprateep analyzing fractional lasers and Nd:Yag lasers in stimulating hair growth.
  • Two doctors from China presenting on mesotherapy and hair growth. Physicians are increasingly injecting vitamins, minerals, hair loss drugs and more directly into the scalp.

34 thoughts on “ISHRS 29th World Congress Begins Tomorrow in Lisbon”

  1. I really, really hope GT20029 works as they say it does! Superior to every other AR inhibitor, without the side-effects.

    1. I am really looking forward to that – PROTAC could be a superior technology for new meds in many diseases. First results should be out early next year.

  2. They still do these Ishrs conventions lol. 20 yrs and still talk about prp and fue. They probably just get together and talk, count their money then have Eyes Side Shut parties after hahaha. I dont blame them, I would do the same if I was making ht doctor money:) 5 more years guys till the cure…this time for real:)

  3. Kintor hair loss drug. When the AR receptors are destroyed can you stop treatment and your body won’t magically create any AR receptors to take the others place?

    1. Not until they can find a cure that requires monthly applications, shots, pills or something else that ensure steady and sustainable revenue (meaning, they can squeeze us forever and we need to keep purchasing said cure). Highly doubt we’ll ever see a “one and done” cure.

  4. If they would just come up with something that worked as well as finasteride without the risk of permanently becoming impotent or growing boobs, I’d be happy. Sadly I don’t see anything on the horizon.

  5. 100% best honest James1! I am happy with that type of cure. I’ll pay monthly treatment to grow back all my hair. They just need to bring out a treatment that freaking grows tons of hair.

    1. Oh, me too. I’d definitely pay monthly. I bet most would. They just have to design a cure in that fashion. I’m sure that’s the goal. Can you imagine 80%+ (perhaps overestimating here) of those bald or balding worldwide paying, say, $100 a month? They say 1 out of 5 in the US alone is bald or balding. Do the math. Pretty incredible. Especially since it would be for the lifetime of the patient (most would gladly pay until they’re in the ground if it worked) and especially since, potentially, the cure would come from one company (so one company reaping all the profits). Could be mega billions annually.

  6. Anyone heard of renegera activa? This treatment is getting common in Hong Kong. It claims to be a new technique from Italy in 2021 and is fda cleared/approved.

    1. It’s a massive scam and many people have already tried it. It’s marketed towards androgenic alopecia patients but in reality it’s not a treatment for it at all.

    2. This is old technique. The take up rate is not high because they can’t guarantee it works for everyone.

      And there is a permanent scar on the donor side. And it last at most 2-3 years max.
      After that, you need to do it again.

      The cost of this treatment in Singapore is around S$3.5 -$5k. (USD$2.6 – 3.7k)

      Personally, I think just save for hair transplants.

      Not much advantages for this technique.

  7. Has anyone used topical finasteride/minoxidil from Hims? Specifically, did you have fewer sides?
    I had sides on oral finasteride almost right away when I tried it 6 years ago so I quit, but my hair is at the point where I’ll need to buzz it soon if I don’t do anything so I think I’ll try it out.

  8. Cure is only five years away (eyes rolled). Much respect for admin who keeps us up to date, but it’s funny how we bald brothers don’t have anything with much results. We made a vaccine for a pandemic in less then a year, but hair loss has been worked on for over 20 years. Let that sink in…. Thank you admin for at least providing hope.

    1. Big max,

      Are you serious? So much progress has been made in only 10 years. Mainly in hair cloning. 5 more year is a real statement.


    2. Was thinking the same thing recently. I’m currently double-vaxed with Pfizer and will most likely get a booster in six mths. The speed of vaccine’s rolling out globally has been phenomenal (in the West at least). I understand we’re in the middle of a pandemic and of coarse world health priorities come first, but imagine for a moment if the same speed was applied to a hair loss treatment/cure for once? We certainly wouldn’t have to endure another 29 years of endless ISHRS conferences ever again for one.

  9. Btw I used er:yag – there are about 5 studies supporting its efficacy for aga. 2 sessions. It works, i.e. hair regrowth but it’s costly and small changes (like 4% hair regrowth per session e.g.)

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