In the hands of the right hair restoration physician, today’s hair transplants are so natural that even hairstylists cannot detect them. But despite the recent advancements in the industry, the majority of the public still think of the old hair plugs when hair transplants are mentioned.
Late in 2008, there was a major breakthrough for educating the public on the advanced techniques in hair restoration. On October 7 th, 2008 at 4:00pm EST on ABC, Coalition member Dr. Robert Bernstein, discussed today’s ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Not only is Dr. Bernstein a recognized leader in the hair transplant industry by his peers, he has long received online accolades by his patients on our hair loss forum for producing excellent results.
Upon Dr. Bernstein’s introduction, Oprah asked why Dr. Bernstein didn’t have a hair transplant himself since he is bald. He simply replied that these advanced techniques didn’t exist when he first went bald, and now he is used to it.
In this brief but enlightening segment on the Oprah Winfrey show, Dr. Bernstein presented a brief video demonstrating him and his dedicated staff performing surgery and showcased his patient’s results live on the show. While, Oprah Winfrey had a chance to examine his new head of hair and look for the scar, everyone was very impressed with the result. Additionally, nobody, including Oprah Winfrey was able to find the donor scar.
Dr. Bernstein also engaged the audience and even examined a balding member of the audience using the densitometer. The densitometer is a portable device with a magnifying lens for closely viewing and evaluating the quality of the hairs on the scalp. With this device, Dr. Bernstein looks for signs of hair miniaturization which is used to determine future hair loss and whether or not the patient is a good candidate for medical hair loss treatment or hair transplant surgery.
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