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.
Dr. Bernstein is frequently asked about hair transplant procedures for women, and in this video he discusses the differences between treating men and women.
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 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.
In the video clip, Dr. Bernstein discusses the importance of having a proper evaluation and diagnosis of hair loss, as well as the benefits of doing research before undergoing a hair transplant procedure.
The Oprah Winfrey Show featured Dr. Bernstein and the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) surgical procedure that he pioneered. In the segment, Dr. Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, and Dr. Mehmet Oz discuss FUT, the donor area, the patient’s comfort during the procedure, hair loss evaluation with a densitometer, and, of course, the patient’s incredibly natural results. This episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show originally aired October 7th, 2008 on ABC.
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