Dow Stough

Dr.Dow Stough
Hair Restoration Specialist - M.D., CPI
  • Education
    • Dow B. Stough, M.D., graduated from the University of Arkansas, School of Medicine, Little Rock, Arkansas in May 1984. He interned at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, graduating June 1985 and completed a three-year residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Campus in Little Rock, Arkansas, June 1988.
  • Certifications
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology – Recertified through 2020
    • Association of Clinical Research Professionals, Certified Clinical Trial Investigator, March 2004 to present
    • ACLS Certified – 12/4/2009 (expires 12/2011)
  • Licensure
    • Arkansas
    • New York
    • Texas
    • Florida
    • Oklahoma
Dr. Stough insists that not all men experiencing hair loss are candidates for hair transplants, but those who are suitable and receive transplants can expect wonderful results. His technique emphasizes long-term results and completely natural hairlines using the Feathering Zone Technique. Low hairlines and grafts transplanted in the crown give excellent short-term results, however long-term problems, secondary to further hair loss, appear overtime. “Being conservative in my approach and technique does not alter my ability to create excellent results,” says Dr. Stough.

Meet Dr. Stough

Dr. Dow Stough maintains private practice in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Dallas, Texas. He has recently added San Antonio to his hair transplant practice, where he works with Dr. Bobby Limmer and Dr. Brad Limmer. He is a board certified Dermatologist and has practiced in Hot Springs since 1988. Dr. Stough is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas, where he also completed his dermatology residency. In addition, he completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a member of the St. Joseph’s Institutional Review Board and is a Certified Clinical Trials Investigator for clinical research. He serves as feature editor of Dermatologic Surgery and is a contributing editor for the peer review panel of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Dr. Dow Stough is a co-founder and past president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is a renowned hair transplant surgeon and has authored/co-authored several textbooks on the field of hair restoration, which continue to be some of the most definitive texts on the subject. His most recent textbooks include, “Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology – Hair Transplantation” (Dover JS) and “Hair Restoration – Current Techniques in Procedural Dermatology” (Roenigk, et al). He was presented the Golden Follicle Award in 1999 from the ISHRS for his continued innovation and research in the field of hair transplantation. Then in 2010, he was awarded the Manfred Lucas Lifetime Achievement Award by his peers. Dr. Stough’s most current research involves optimizing the methodology for single hair transplantation as well as donor sectioning techniques.

Dr. Dow Stough began hair transplanting under the tutelage of his father in 1985. He joined his father in private practice after becoming a diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology and immediately started practicing and innovating hair transplantation and alopecia reduction. In 1992, he, together with O’Tar Norwood, founded the ISHRS, an organization that has become the foremost international association of hair restoration surgeons in the world. In addition, in 1996, he edited one of the standard reference textbooks on the subject. Dr. Stough has been president of the ISHRS, is Editor Emeritus of the ISHRS periodical, The Forum, a member of the board of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, is a feature editor for special issues of Dermatologic Surgery, contributing editor for Cosmetic Dermatology, along with various other organizations.

Dr. Dow Stough has over twenty years experience as a hair transplant surgeon and has performed thousands of hair transplant procedures. He was one of the first surgeons to use the single-hair graft technique. He developed the Feathering Zone Technique® in 1989 to further optimize the use of single hair grafts for a natural appearing hairline.

Dr. Dow Stough has authored over one hundred medical papers and has given more than two hundred scientific presentations. With his vast experience in the field of hair restoration, Dr. Stough has trained countless physicians which travel from all over the world to view the techniques offered in his clinic.

(AAD) American Academy of Dermatology ~ Fellow 1988 to present
(ACRP) Association of Clinical Research Professionals 2004 to present
(ADS) Arkansas Dermatological Society 1988 to present
(AMA) American Medical Association 1985 to present
(AMS) Arkansas Medical Society 1988 to present
(ASDS) American Society for Dermatologic Surgery ~ Honorary Fellow ~ 1992 to present
(ASMS) American Society for Mohs Surgery – December 1993 to present
(FMA) Florida Medical Association – 2009
(GCMS) Garland County Medical Society 1988 to present
(HF) Hair Foundation – Initial Board Member, Exploratory Committee
(ISHRS) International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Member 1993 to present
(ISHRS) Int’l Society of Hair Restoration Surg., Founder/Past Presidents Committee (1993-94)
(ISHRS) International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Scientific Research, Grants & Awards Committee

Board of Trustees, Hair Foundation March 2006 to present
Editor Emeritus, The Forum 2005
Co-Editor, ISHRS Forum International Newsletter 1999 – 2001
Contributing Editor, Peer Review Panel, Cosmetic Dermatology, March 1997 to present
Contributing Editor, Peer Review Panel, Archives of Dermatology Contributing Editor of Dermatologic Surgery, November 1996 – present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology – (UAMS) University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1988 – present