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Members of this community,

 

Your help is needed to set the record straight. Many of you are probably familiar with the Wikipedia Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org. This online encyclopedia is written and edited entirely by volunteer editors working together in loose collaboration.

 

Over the past few months I have made multiple contributions to the "Hair Transplantation" page and other pages. However, certain self promoting interests such as the Bosley Medical Group's PR agency and other clinics have over written and eliminated my edits, including the entire page that was written regarding the "Hair Transplant Network" and its history (fortunately I saved this page on my computer in the event it was erased so that it could be reinstated ??“ see below). I would like your help in getting the Hair Transplant Network page reinstated.

 

While the Hair Transplant Network information page was deleted the editorial copy and link to the Bosley Medical Group's patient blog "Battle Against the Blog" has been left intact. Now why would some one eliminate the Hair Transplant Network page? I'll bet you can guess why.

 

It seems to me that what appears on Wikepidia is ultimately determined by the input of multiple editors (who do not even need to be registered). I believe that if enough of us continue to repost the Hair Transplant Network page it will ultimately stay intact.

 

Please help by going to http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hair_Transplant_Network&action=edit and upload the below page. Feel free to make any edits to it that you think are fair and objective.

 

It think this community and the hair transplant patient advocate movement deserves a page in Wikipedia and in the history of hair transplantation.

 

Thanks for your help in getting our community recognized on Wikipedia.org. Feel free to also get involved in editing the other many related pages such as "hair loss", "baldness" or "hair restoration".

 

Onwards and Upwards, Pat

 

P.S. The below page for upload to wikepedia is already formatted according to Wikipedia's specs to display both internal and external links.

 

 

Hair Transplant Network

 

 

The Hair Transplant Network is an online consumer advocacy community created by and for hair transplant patients to critique various hair transplant procedures and the physicians providing them. The community advocates [[follicular unit hair transplantation| follicular unit hair transplantation]] and those physicians who perform it with a high degree of success.

 

The physicians who are recommended on this community are reviewed by the website's publisher, Patrick Hennessey, and by members of its discussion forum community. Currently over fifty hair restoration physicians worldwide are recommended on the Hair Transplant Network.

 

'''History'''

 

The Hair Transplant Network was founded in 1999 by Patrick Hennessey after he had undergone three follicular unit hair transplant sessions with Dr. Ron Shapiro in Minnesota during 1997 and 1998. During this period the follicular unit hair transplant procedure was relatively new and was performed by only a small minority of hair transplant physicians.

 

After attending various international hair transplant conferences as a guest of Dr. Ron Shapiro, Patrick Hennessey was able to identify the small minority of hair transplant physicians who were providing their patients with the relatively new follicular unit procedure. This small group of physicians worldwide were then presented on the Hair Transplant Network.

 

The follicular unit hair transplant procedure offered patients many advantages over the standard "mini micro" hair transplant procedure performed by the majority of hair transplant surgeons.

 

'''Primary benefits of follicular unit grafting for patients:'''

 

*Natural appearance after only one surgical session since the hair follicles are transplanted in grafts containing only naturally occurring follicular units that contain from one to four hairs.

 

*Minimally invasive graft incisions result in less trauma and faster healing as well as less pitting or cobble stoning in the recipient area.

 

*Mega sessions of thousands of refined follicular unit grafts, rather than hundreds of mini/micro grafts, provide patients with both natural refinement and high levels of density. These larger mega sessions also enable patients to restore their hair with fewer surgical sessions.

 

'''Online Web Communities fuel the adoption of [[Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation| Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation]]'''

 

Despite these significant advantages the hair transplant medical community was resistant to embrace these large sessions of follicular unit grafting since it required more skill, staff, equipment and time than performing the standard mini/micrografting procedure.

 

However, [[hair loss|hair loss]] sufferers researching [[hair transplantation|hair transplantation]] on the Hair Transplant Network and its [http://hair-restoration-info.com/eve/forums discussion forum] and other online resources enthusiastically embraced follicular unit grafting and its patient friendly benefits. This strong patient demand led other progressive physicians to provide this more challenging procedure in their clinics.

 

Early in the 21st century [[Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation| Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation]] became acknowledged as the "Gold Standard" within the hair restoration profession.

 

'''Patient demand continues to drive the evolution of [[hair transplantation]]'''

 

In the past few years a minority of hair transplant physicians have taken the follicular unit procedure to an even higher level of refinement by creating even smaller incisions for the follicular unit grafts, thus enabling them to be placed closer together in even higher densities. In addition surgical session sizes have increased from mega sessions of 1,500 to super mega sessions that can exceed 4,000 and 5,000 grafts in appropriate patients.

 

This newest procedure "Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation" enables many patients to achieve cosmetic density in a given area after only one surgical session.

 

Once again this procedure is easier on the patient but even more demanding on the physician and staff. Given the high technical and logistical demands of performing super mega sessions of all microscopically dissected follicular units, only a small minority of hair transplant clinics have the capability to successfully perform very large session of ultra refined grafting.

 

However, many of the physicians who have risen to the challenge of providing Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation are recognized and presented on the Hair Transplant Network and the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center. Those ethical physicians who have a proven track record of successfully providing this procedure are eligible for membership in the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.

 

'''How physicians are chosen for recommendation'''

 

Given that the skill and technique of hair transplant surgeons vary widely, as do their results, the Hair Transplant Network is dedicated to finding and recommending only those physicians who perform state of the art hair transplantation with proven results.

 

The publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, Patrick Hennessey, reviews physicians for potential recommendation on the site based on the below selection criteria. Many of the physicians recommended have been visited by him to ensure that their actual surgical techniques meet the sites demanding recommendation criteria.

 

Input from actual patients in private emails and in online forum posting has also been valuable in determining the actual care provided by various hair transplant physicians. Since its inception 1999 hair transplant physicians have been added and removed from recommendation on the Hair Transplant Network based on their success in performing the follicular unit procedure.

 

 

'''Selection Criteria for recommendation on the Hair Transplant Network'''

 

*A demonstrated proficiency and commitment to performing follicular unit transplantation.

 

*Dedication to doing follicular unit hair transplantation exclusively or at least as the main specialty of the clinic.

 

*Excellent patient results demonstrating a high level of artistry and naturalness throughout, as well as excellent growth rates.

 

*An excellent reputation amongst colleagues and former patients.

 

*Several years experience performing state of the art hair transplantation.

 

*Impressive medical training, board certifications, honors, credentials, lectures, and published articles and books.

 

'''Members of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physician are required to meet the following additional criteria:'''

 

*A demonstrated capability to successfully perform large sessions of ultra refined follicular unit grafting using tiny incisions and grafts that are microscopically prepared.

 

*The ability to dense pack tiny follicular unit grafts in a given area when appropriate.

 

*Mastery and control of the orientation and direction of the transplanted grafts to achieve a completely natural appearance.

 

'''Educational Resources Provided by the Hair Transplant Network'''

 

*In depth information about hair transplantation

*Videos of both FUE and Strip Excision Hair Transplant Surgeries

*Animations demonstrating the causes of hair loss and how hair transplants work.

*Recommendations for prescreened hair restoration physicians.

*Video interviews with recommended hair transplant physicians

*Photo gallery containing over 500 sets of patient photos.

*An active patient discussion forum

*Free weblogs that enable patients to document their hair restoration process.

 

'''References'''

 

Hair Transplantation, 4th Edition Copyright 2004

Edited by Dr. Walter P. Unger and Dr. Ronald Shapiro

 

'''External Links'''

 

'''[http://www.HairTransplantNetwork.com Official Site]'''


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Members of this community,

 

Your help is needed to set the record straight. Many of you are probably familiar with the Wikipedia Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org. This online encyclopedia is written and edited entirely by volunteer editors working together in loose collaboration.

 

Over the past few months I have made multiple contributions to the "Hair Transplantation" page and other pages. However, certain self promoting interests such as the Bosley Medical Group's PR agency and other clinics have over written and eliminated my edits, including the entire page that was written regarding the "Hair Transplant Network" and its history (fortunately I saved this page on my computer in the event it was erased so that it could be reinstated ??“ see below). I would like your help in getting the Hair Transplant Network page reinstated.

 

While the Hair Transplant Network information page was deleted the editorial copy and link to the Bosley Medical Group's patient blog "Battle Against the Blog" has been left intact. Now why would some one eliminate the Hair Transplant Network page? I'll bet you can guess why.

 

It seems to me that what appears on Wikepidia is ultimately determined by the input of multiple editors (who do not even need to be registered). I believe that if enough of us continue to repost the Hair Transplant Network page it will ultimately stay intact.

 

Please help by going to http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hair_Transplant_Network&action=edit and upload the below page. Feel free to make any edits to it that you think are fair and objective.

 

It think this community and the hair transplant patient advocate movement deserves a page in Wikipedia and in the history of hair transplantation.

 

Thanks for your help in getting our community recognized on Wikipedia.org. Feel free to also get involved in editing the other many related pages such as "hair loss", "baldness" or "hair restoration".

 

Onwards and Upwards, Pat

 

P.S. The below page for upload to wikepedia is already formatted according to Wikipedia's specs to display both internal and external links.

 

 

Hair Transplant Network

 

 

The Hair Transplant Network is an online consumer advocacy community created by and for hair transplant patients to critique various hair transplant procedures and the physicians providing them. The community advocates [[follicular unit hair transplantation| follicular unit hair transplantation]] and those physicians who perform it with a high degree of success.

 

The physicians who are recommended on this community are reviewed by the website's publisher, Patrick Hennessey, and by members of its discussion forum community. Currently over fifty hair restoration physicians worldwide are recommended on the Hair Transplant Network.

 

'''History'''

 

The Hair Transplant Network was founded in 1999 by Patrick Hennessey after he had undergone three follicular unit hair transplant sessions with Dr. Ron Shapiro in Minnesota during 1997 and 1998. During this period the follicular unit hair transplant procedure was relatively new and was performed by only a small minority of hair transplant physicians.

 

After attending various international hair transplant conferences as a guest of Dr. Ron Shapiro, Patrick Hennessey was able to identify the small minority of hair transplant physicians who were providing their patients with the relatively new follicular unit procedure. This small group of physicians worldwide were then presented on the Hair Transplant Network.

 

The follicular unit hair transplant procedure offered patients many advantages over the standard "mini micro" hair transplant procedure performed by the majority of hair transplant surgeons.

 

'''Primary benefits of follicular unit grafting for patients:'''

 

*Natural appearance after only one surgical session since the hair follicles are transplanted in grafts containing only naturally occurring follicular units that contain from one to four hairs.

 

*Minimally invasive graft incisions result in less trauma and faster healing as well as less pitting or cobble stoning in the recipient area.

 

*Mega sessions of thousands of refined follicular unit grafts, rather than hundreds of mini/micro grafts, provide patients with both natural refinement and high levels of density. These larger mega sessions also enable patients to restore their hair with fewer surgical sessions.

 

'''Online Web Communities fuel the adoption of [[Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation| Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation]]'''

 

Despite these significant advantages the hair transplant medical community was resistant to embrace these large sessions of follicular unit grafting since it required more skill, staff, equipment and time than performing the standard mini/micrografting procedure.

 

However, [[hair loss|hair loss]] sufferers researching [[hair transplantation|hair transplantation]] on the Hair Transplant Network and its [http://hair-restoration-info.com/eve/forums discussion forum] and other online resources enthusiastically embraced follicular unit grafting and its patient friendly benefits. This strong patient demand led other progressive physicians to provide this more challenging procedure in their clinics.

 

Early in the 21st century [[Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation| Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation]] became acknowledged as the "Gold Standard" within the hair restoration profession.

 

'''Patient demand continues to drive the evolution of [[hair transplantation]]'''

 

In the past few years a minority of hair transplant physicians have taken the follicular unit procedure to an even higher level of refinement by creating even smaller incisions for the follicular unit grafts, thus enabling them to be placed closer together in even higher densities. In addition surgical session sizes have increased from mega sessions of 1,500 to super mega sessions that can exceed 4,000 and 5,000 grafts in appropriate patients.

 

This newest procedure "Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation" enables many patients to achieve cosmetic density in a given area after only one surgical session.

 

Once again this procedure is easier on the patient but even more demanding on the physician and staff. Given the high technical and logistical demands of performing super mega sessions of all microscopically dissected follicular units, only a small minority of hair transplant clinics have the capability to successfully perform very large session of ultra refined grafting.

 

However, many of the physicians who have risen to the challenge of providing Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation are recognized and presented on the Hair Transplant Network and the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center. Those ethical physicians who have a proven track record of successfully providing this procedure are eligible for membership in the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.

 

'''How physicians are chosen for recommendation'''

 

Given that the skill and technique of hair transplant surgeons vary widely, as do their results, the Hair Transplant Network is dedicated to finding and recommending only those physicians who perform state of the art hair transplantation with proven results.

 

The publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, Patrick Hennessey, reviews physicians for potential recommendation on the site based on the below selection criteria. Many of the physicians recommended have been visited by him to ensure that their actual surgical techniques meet the sites demanding recommendation criteria.

 

Input from actual patients in private emails and in online forum posting has also been valuable in determining the actual care provided by various hair transplant physicians. Since its inception 1999 hair transplant physicians have been added and removed from recommendation on the Hair Transplant Network based on their success in performing the follicular unit procedure.

 

 

'''Selection Criteria for recommendation on the Hair Transplant Network'''

 

*A demonstrated proficiency and commitment to performing follicular unit transplantation.

 

*Dedication to doing follicular unit hair transplantation exclusively or at least as the main specialty of the clinic.

 

*Excellent patient results demonstrating a high level of artistry and naturalness throughout, as well as excellent growth rates.

 

*An excellent reputation amongst colleagues and former patients.

 

*Several years experience performing state of the art hair transplantation.

 

*Impressive medical training, board certifications, honors, credentials, lectures, and published articles and books.

 

'''Members of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physician are required to meet the following additional criteria:'''

 

*A demonstrated capability to successfully perform large sessions of ultra refined follicular unit grafting using tiny incisions and grafts that are microscopically prepared.

 

*The ability to dense pack tiny follicular unit grafts in a given area when appropriate.

 

*Mastery and control of the orientation and direction of the transplanted grafts to achieve a completely natural appearance.

 

'''Educational Resources Provided by the Hair Transplant Network'''

 

*In depth information about hair transplantation

*Videos of both FUE and Strip Excision Hair Transplant Surgeries

*Animations demonstrating the causes of hair loss and how hair transplants work.

*Recommendations for prescreened hair restoration physicians.

*Video interviews with recommended hair transplant physicians

*Photo gallery containing over 500 sets of patient photos.

*An active patient discussion forum

*Free weblogs that enable patients to document their hair restoration process.

 

'''References'''

 

Hair Transplantation, 4th Edition Copyright 2004

Edited by Dr. Walter P. Unger and Dr. Ronald Shapiro

 

'''External Links'''

 

'''[http://www.HairTransplantNetwork.com Official Site]'''


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Great information and I think the people that read Wikipedia deserve to know.

 

It has been recreated and the link is below:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_Transplant_Network

 

Hopefully it will last.

 

I may, when I have some time, post some of my question/answer posts on Wikipedia.

 

Bill


I am the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog and this Hair Loss Forum. I am also a 4 time hair transplant patient. View my patient hair loss website to view my entire hair restoration journey with photos.

Remember, true beauty radiates from within, not from the skin.

I am not a medical professional and my words should not be taken as medical advice. All opinions and views shared are my own.

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Bill,

 

Thanks for posting our community info. But apparently the a Wiki Nazi has deleted the entire page in one swoop. The reason given "Spam".

 

Well, what do you know ten years of growth and evolution, tens of thousands of posts all dismissed by some dip shit who wouldn't know a follicular unit graft from a unicorn horn.

 

I reposted it again. But I expect this wiki dip shit to delete it with out thought once again.

 

Anyone know how this Wiki game works? Is it run by a bunch of twits who can delete content they know nothing about? How can we make this content not be treated as "Spam".

 

Thanks, Pat


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The only thing that I know about Wikipedia is that when I was in college, it was absolutely prohibited that we ever consult it for research. Well, technically it was ok to look, but citing any entries read on it was entirely out of the question. It's okay for "fun facts", but I've even found a lot of inaccurate information on the most trivial shit. Most educated people don't trust it as a viable source for info. But since many people still use it, it definitely would be better if you could get accurate info about this community in Wikipedia.


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I have read many articles about hairloss on wiki and found that stuff pretty useful, but it isn't always accurate info so anyone reading it should not take it as research done by doctors or scientists, that goes for all articles for that entire site.

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Well Pat - I guess that long deserved vacation is on hold. Me thinks you have stirred the pot.Hats off to you!

Do you remember the Irish bastard you met a few years ago?

We should talk.


A hair on the head is worth two on the brush.

I don't work for commision.. I bust e'm for free. Thank me later.

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Aquarius,

 

I've met a few "Irish Bastards" in my day (in fact I am one 3 generations downline). So which Irish bastard are you (PM me)? I should have known from your sense of humor and your enjoyment of a good fight :-)

 

Pat

 

P.S. It looks like the Wiki Nazi has tossed the entire Hair Transplant Network page into the trash again.

 

I hope he or she goes bald and desperately needs to find this site but can't because it's not visible on Wikipedia. Oh my God, I can't believe I have violated my hypocritical oath to end the blight of hair loss. Forgive me.


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Pat,

 

That's interesting.

 

But as youngsuccess stated...typically, this site is more useful for fun facts, and isn't necessarily the most reliable source of information, hence why college professors won't allow it as a source for research projects.

 

Unfortunately, though...I don't know how the game works...in fact, I've only been on wikipedia a handful of times.

 

It may or may not be a game worth playing since information up there isn't known to be 100% reliable.

 

But if anyone knows how it won't be trashed as spam, it would be worth posting it once and for all.

 

Thoughts?

 

Bill


I am the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog and this Hair Loss Forum. I am also a 4 time hair transplant patient. View my patient hair loss website to view my entire hair restoration journey with photos.

Remember, true beauty radiates from within, not from the skin.

I am not a medical professional and my words should not be taken as medical advice. All opinions and views shared are my own.

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Anyone know how this Wiki game works? Is it run by a bunch of twits who can delete content they know nothing about? How can we make this content not be treated as "Spam".

 

Your second question answers your first question, unfortunately. You might get lucky if you report abuse to actual Wiki staff and they are sympathetic to your point of view. Some editors have gatekeeping power to approve or reject edits. Don't know how they get that job. But without support from someone with any real power on Wiki, edit wars can, do, and will go on well past the limits of any sane person. One determined troll can endlessly undo the work of a dozen well-meaning volunteer editor "security guards."

 

I recommend preempting that wasted effort and trying to get official backup on whatever charge is most likey to stick. Wiki is sensitive to companies trying to change entries to dishonestly reflect themselves favorably. That may be the best card to play. Don't know what kind of standards of proof are required, though. Never been through the actual process.

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Hairway,

 

The Wikipedia does seem to Kafkaesque, with no clear way of making a case for reason or appeal. Thanks for confirming my suspicions that the Wiki Nazis are running amock.

 

Pat


Never Forget - It's what radiates from within, not from your skin, that really matters!

My Hair Loss Blog

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Sharing is what keeps this community vital. Please join in. To learn how I restored my hair and started this community, click here.

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