Male pattern baldness affects roughly 40 million men in the United States alone.
The most common form of baldness in men is a genetic progressive hair thinning condition called androgenic alopecia or “male pattern baldness”. Hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning at both temples. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic “M” shape. Hair also thins at the crown of the head. Often a rim of hair around the sides and rear of the head remains in tact and healthy.
The trigger for this type of baldness is DHT, a powerful sex hormone, body, and facial hair growth promoter that can adversely affect the prostate as well as the hair located on the head. The mechanism by which DHT accomplishes this is not yet understood. In genetically prone scalps, DHT initiates a process where the width of the hair shaft is progressively decreased until scalp hair resembles peach fuzz or else becomes non-existent.
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A consultation with a medical professional who can diagnose the cause of your hair loss is the first step towards treating the problem effectively. Choosing the right doctor to restore your hair can also play an important role in the aesthetics and longevity of your results.
Dr. Richard Goldfarb has over 30 years of experience helping patients regain their confidence through hair restoration. As a highly trained and nationally recognized cosmetic surgeon, he brings both skill and artistry to the hair restoration process, providing patients with natural looking results using FUE.
Hair loss of any kind can have varying and detrimental effects on both self esteem and confidence in your overall appearance. For many, it has an impact on personal and professional relationships. Dr. Goldfarb can offer those who suffer with hair loss a permanent solution with the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method.