I am a 39-year-old woman. For several years now I have noticed my hair thinning and it has become really bad since my last pregnancy. I am at the point where I would like to get a hair transplant but I want to make certain that the surgeon has extensive experience in female hair loss and transplantation. Can you tell me what Dr. Epstein’s qualifications and training are in this regard?
Hair transplantation for women is a particularly sensitive and delicate procedure. It truly must be performed correctly by a surgeon who is particularly adept at the procedure specifically for women in order for the results to look totally natural. Dr. Jeffrey Epstein is unique when it comes to qualifications for hair transplantation for men and women, largely due to the fact that he is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon for 19 years. All hair transplant surgeons are doctors having gone to medical school but often for differing medical specialties. There are many surgeons who are dermatologists, general doctors, etc. who perform hair transplant surgery but a surgeon who has extensive experience in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and is Board Certified is going to be more adept at providing the most natural looking results.
Furthermore, Dr. Epstein uses custom surgical tools that range between 0.5 mm and 0.8 mm to create the very smallest possible recipient sites for each individual transplanted hair follicle. This is the most important part of the procedure that not only dictates the resulting density but also is important in avoiding and reducing the chance of shock loss. Shock loss is when a surgeon may not have quite near the experienced surgical background or is not using fine enough tools and damages an existing hair follicle when creating a recipient site for a transplanted hair follicle, causing the existing hair follicle to fall out.
Dr. Epstein's custom surgical tools, combined with his background as a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, along with the fact that he has performed more hair transplant procedures for women in the past few years than any other surgeon in the United States and currently performs more hair transplant procedures for women than any other surgeon at this time, makes him particularly adept compared to almost any other surgeon in the United States at transplanting hair for women specifically.
Posted by Ed Syring Patient Advisor to Dr. Epstein