Diffuse patterned hair loss (DPA) is characterized by hair loss (thinning) across the top of the scalp while the hair on the sides and back of the scalp remain intact. Because donor hair is taken from the sides and back of the scalp, those with a DPA hair loss pattern are often good candidates for surgical hair transplantation. Diffuse unpatterned hair loss (DUPA), on the other hand, is characterized by hair loss not only from the top of the head but also from the sides and back of the scalp. Because persons with DUPA hair loss have thinning on the sides and back, they are usually not good candidates for a hair transplant. DUPA is relatively uncommon in men but it is the most common type of hair loss in women. Both DPA and DUPA in men respond well to medical treatment using minoxidil and finasteride. Unfortunately, finasteride is not indicated for the treatment of hair loss in women. Click here to watch video
We all lose our hair, but hair loss is something that individuals experience differently. Some people lose their hair very early, while some lose their hair and are satisfied with a balding scalp. People lose their hair at different rates and varying degrees of severity. So when is it the right time to seek treatment from a hair restoration physician? Dr. Bernstein discusses how to approach treating your hair loss and when to seek answers from a physician. Click here to watch video
In this audio clip, Dr. Bernstein answers a frequently asked question. Can tingling on the scalp be an indication of genetic hair loss?
Here is the transcript of this audio clip:
We never thought that male pattern hair loss, or genetic hair loss, was an inflammatory process, but it actually is. Patients, on occasion, will have this sensation of a tingling, or very sensitive feeling in their scalp. And this is often a very early indicator of genetic hair loss. What’s interesting is when patients start to use therapy with either finasteride — the brand name is Propecia — or minoxidil — commonly called Rogaine, these symptoms will go away.
Dr. Bernstein, in this short video clip, discusses why men and women who suffer from hair loss choose him and the Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration for their surgical hair restoration procedure. Click here to watch video
In this video clip from an interview with Hair Transplant Network, Dr. Bernstein discusses how restoring a person’s hair can improve their self esteem and change their lives. Click here to watch video
In this video clip from an interview with Hair Transplant Network, Dr. Bernstein discusses how he treats patients with hair loss as patients, not just as surgical candidates for hair transplantation. Click here to watch video
Dr. Bernstein discusses the importance of a thorough in-person consultation to determine the hair loss patient’s needs, and to get their expectations in line with the kind of results that treatment can accomplish for them. Click here to watch video
CBS News turned to Dr. Bernstein for his expert medical opinion on football superstar Tom Brady’s hair loss. The Early Show website also features the story. Here is a snippet:
Dr. Robert M. Bernstein, clinical professor of Dermatology at Columbia University, told CBS News, “It looks like Tom Brady is starting to comb his hair forward and he has some recession in his temples, so those are kinds of signs that he starting to lose his hair.”