As regular readers might know since I’ve mentioned it in the past, I’m part of an email group of hair transplant doctors. We share clinical stories, exchange ideas, etc. There was an article in O Magazine about female hair loss and we were asked about percentages of female patients that are candidates for surgery. Dr. Robert Bernstein had said around 20%, but one physician in the group disagreed with him and stated that close to 80% of his female patients are surgical candidates! From my own personal observations, some doctors will perform surgery on the majority of female patients that come through their door, but in my opinion, that would just be taking advantage of these women. Ask the doctor you selected what percentage of the hair transplant practice is women. If the number is high (over 20%) then I would seek another doctor.
Every once in a while a doctor will say something completely outrageous, and without mentioning who the doctor is, I wanted to share my reply to the group of doctors with you all. It will likely ruffle some feathers, but it needed to be said: