Male Pattern Baldness
in Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ
Approximately 40 million American men suffer from hair loss, driving the demand for safe and effective hair loss solutions higher than ever before. Thanks to new innovations in hair restoration, men who suffer from male pattern hair loss have a range of treatment options to choose from, and they no longer have to struggle with the disappointment of ineffective or obvious hair restoration treatments. Buinewicz Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz, who offers men from Hunterdon County, NJ and Bucks County, PA, long-lasting and natural-looking solutions to male pattern baldness at locations in Doylestown, PA and Flemington, NJ.
What Is Male Pattern Baldness?
Androgenic alopecia, more commonly referred to as male pattern baldness, is a type of hair loss in men that causes receding at the hairline and thinning on the crown or top of the head. Most men who are affected by this condition suffer from a genetic predisposition that makes the scalp overly sensitive to male hormones.
Are There Other Types of Baldness?
There are various types of hair loss, all of which can be linked to a number of factors, not just heredity. Chronic illnesses, infections, certain medications, overactive nervous response, personal habits, and other factors can lead to temporary or permanent thinning or balding of the hair. In some instances, bald or thinning patches of hair will regrow naturally without the need for medical treatment, but if you experience permanent hair loss, Dr. Buinewicz can recommend a course of treatment that will permanently bring fullness back to your crown and hairline.
What Is the Best Solution for Male Pattern Baldness?
Modern hair restoration procedures are more advanced than ever before, giving men fuller crowns and hairlines that follow the natural cycle of hair growth. Most importantly, when compared to conventional hair transplantation methods, such as scalp reduction, tissue expansion, and flaps, modern hair loss solutions involve fewer risks and provide better aesthetic outcomes with greater satisfaction and at a lower cost.
Are There Other Solutions for Male Pattern Baldness?
There are nonsurgical solutions to hair loss, such as topical and oral hair restoration medications, which happens to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the pharmaceutical field. However, these treatments are only designed to reverse hair loss in very specific areas of the scalp, and they only provide patients with a temporary solution. Propecia® and Rogaine® are two well-known, FDA-approved treatments for male pattern baldness, but these options are inadequate for most men due to their short-term efficacy and the side-effects that result from long-term use.
How Is Male Pattern Baldness Classified?
The standardized Norwood Male Pattern Baldness Classification Test is the most widely used classification system for male pattern baldness, and Dr. Buinewicz uses this system exclusively to diagnose his patients. The system is comprised of seven grades of hair loss, which are as follows:
- Type I - Indicates minimal and symmetrical recession at the hairline.
- Type II - Indicates asymmetrical recession along the hairline, with some temporal areas of recession.
- Type III - Indicates a deeply recessed anterior border of the hairline that sits high on the forehead. Patients with Type III pattern baldness may be further sub-categorized into Type III Vertex if they also show signs of thinning or sparse hairs in the crown.
- Type IV - Indicates advanced baldness along the anterior border of the hairline and crown of the head. Men who suffer from this level of hair loss may still have a healthy strip of hair along one or both sides of the scalp.
- Type V - Indicates severe hair loss along the anterior hairline, temporal areas, and superior scalp. Men who suffer from this level of hair loss usually still have a strip of normal, healthy hair between sparse areas in the crown and along the hairline.
- Type VI - Indicates severe hair loss that extends beyond the frontal portion of the superior scalp, where only a small strip of hair is left between sparse areas of the crown and temporal areas.
- Type VII - Indicates the most severe stage of male pattern baldness. Men who suffer from this level of hair loss are left with a narrow, horseshoe-shaped band of hair along the nape and posterior region of the scalp.
What Should I Do Next?
Scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Buinewicz will help you further understand the best hair restoration treatment options for your level of male pattern baldness. Consultations only take 30 to 45 minutes, during which Dr. Buinewicz will go over your medical history and evaluate your scalp to determine if you're a good candidate for hair restoration. If you are an ideal candidate for one of our state-of-the-art hair restoration procedures, Dr. Buinewicz will describe the approach he'll use and the results you can expect in further detail.
What Is the Cost of Hair Restoration for Male Pattern Baldness in Bucks County?
The cost of hair restoration depends on the severity of each patient's condition. After Dr. Buinewicz creates a custom treatment plan, our office staff will be able to provide you with a more detailed breakdown of the procedure's cost. Our patient coordinator will go over the treatment costs and acceptable forms of payment, which include personal checks, cash, and major credit cards. We also offer financing and payment plans to make this procedure more affordable for our patients.
Dr. Buinewicz's specialized and advanced hair loss solutions have made Buinewicz Plastic Surgery one of the most sought-after hair restoration centers for male pattern baldness. If you live in or near Hunterdon County, NJ, and Bucks County, PA, and you suffer from male pattern baldness, Dr. Buinewicz has the hair restoration solution you need to improve not only your appearance but also your self-image and confidence. Please contact us at either our Doylestown, PA or Flemington, NJ, office today to schedule your consultation!