Male Pattern Baldness in Atlanta, GA
Hair loss affects approximately 40 million men in the United States. The demand for safe and effective hair loss treatments has brought new treatment options to the field of hair restoration. Men no longer have to live with the disappointment of treatments that simply do not work. The Hair Transplant Center of Atlanta, led by Dr. Frederick T. Work, Jr., offers treatments for male pattern baldness that deliver long-lasting, natural results to men in and around Buckhead, Vinings, and Sandy Springs.
What Is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern baldness refers to the most common type of hair loss that occurs on the top of the head. Most men with male pattern baldness have a genetic predisposition that causes the scalp to be oversensitive to male hormones.
Are There Other Types of Baldness?
Thinning hair and balding can be caused by a range of factors, not just heredity. Certain medications, chronic conditions, personal habits, nervous responses, infections and other factors may result in a permanent or temporary loss of hair. In most cases, the hair regrows naturally and does not require treatment. For men who experience permanent hair loss, Dr. Work will recommend treatment to restore the fullness of your natural hair.
What Is the Best Solution for Male Pattern Baldness?
Today’s hair transplantation procedures give men fuller hair that matches the natural growth pattern. Best of all, when compared to traditional methods, such as flaps and scalp reduction, today’s techniques offer reduced risks, improved aesthetics, lower cost and greater satisfaction.
Are There Other Solutions for Male Pattern Baldness?
Topical and oral medications for hair loss are a fast-growing segment in the pharmaceutical field. Unfortunately, these treatments only provide you with short-term results that are designed to work on specific areas of the scalp. The most common FDA-approved treatments are Propecia and Rogaine®. The side effects required the long-term use and short-term results alone make these options unattractive to most men.
How Is Male Pattern Baldness Classified?
Dr. Work uses the standardized Norwood Male Pattern Baldness Classification Test, the most commonly used type of classification system for male pattern baldness. The system is based on seven categories, each of which has sub-categories:
- Type I describes minimal recession of the hairline.
- Type II describes asymmetrical recession of the hairline along the temples.
- Type III describes a hairline that is deeply receded along the temples that is often referred to as baldness. Type III may be sub-categorized into Type III Vertex if the patient also has hair loss on the crown of the head.
- Type IV describes pronounced hair loss along the temples coupled with an obvious balding on the top of the head. Patients with this category of hair loss have a strip of normal, healthy hair along either side of the scalp.
- Type V describes hair loss on the front of the head with less hair between the temple areas. A strip of hair also exists between the thinning area on the top of the head and the front of the head.
- Type VI describes a state in which only a small strip of hair exists between the thinning areas on the top of the head and the temple areas.
- Type VII describes the most advanced stage of hair loss. Patients with this level of hair loss have only a horseshoe-shaped band of hair along the bottom of the scalp.
What Should I Do Next?
A consultation with Dr. Work will help you understand your hair loss and treatment options. The appointment takes only 30 to 45 minutes. Dr. Work will review your medical history and examine your scalp to determine the cause of your hair loss. If you are a good candidate for one of our advanced procedures, he will describe the technique and anticipated results.
What Is the Cost of Hair Restoration for Male Pattern Baldness in Atlanta?
After Dr. Work develops a treatment plan for your hair loss treatment, we are able to provide you with a detailed cost. Our patient coordinator will review the costs and explain our payment options, including cash, personal check, major credit card and financing for our patients.
Dr. Work specializes in hair loss solutions for men at the Hair Transplant Center of Atlanta, by performing hair transplantation for male pattern baldness. If you live in and around Buckhead, Vinings, and Sandy Springs and are looking for self-improvement in the form of hair restoration, Dr. Work will accommodate your needs. Please contact us today!