Dr. Christine M Shaver answers this frequently asked question about hair loss consultations at Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration. Many people outside the New York City area, and around the world, ask if they have to travel to our facility in Manhattan in order to discuss their hair loss with one of our board certified physicians.
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.
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.
In this audio clip, Dr. Bernstein answers a frequently asked question. Can tingling on the scalp be an indication of genetic hair loss?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In an episode of the Bravo TV series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” Kyan Douglas, the resident grooming expert for Queer Eye, brought Jeff L. and his best friend Mike, both of whom were concerned about their thinning hair, to see Dr. Robert Bernstein at the Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration in New York.
CBS News in New York City has aired a segment featuring Dr. Max Gomez interviewing Dr. Robert Bernstein about the recently published report that links balding at the crown with coronary heart disease.