Male Pattern Baldness in Baltimore, MD & Washington, DC
With locations in Rockville and Towson and serving the residents of Baltimore, Washington, DC, and the surrounding communities, Dr. John Kiely is leading the fight against male pattern baldness.
There is no reason why about 40 million American men should have to deal with the psychological impact associated with hair loss.
With the modern techniques of mini/micro-grafting in the hair transplant industry, combined with artistic ability and expertise, excellent results can be accomplished.
What Is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern baldness is the most common type of non-scarring hair loss in men. It affects the superior portion of the scalp and results from a genetically determined sensitivity to androgens (the male hormone).
Are There Other Types of Baldness?
Simply referred to as baldness, male pattern alopecia, hereditary alopecia, male androgenic alopecia, or androgenetic alopecia are all medical terms referring to male pattern baldness. Additionally, other types of hair loss in men may be the result of an underlying medical condition or due to medication, among other reasons. Most of these cases may be a temporary, reversible condition once treated.
What Is the Best Solution for Male Pattern Baldness?
Hair transplantation offers a permanent solution with very little risk involved. Other forms of hair replacement surgery (such as flaps or scalp reductions) are higher risk procedures, which may require general anesthesia, are only indicated in certain pre-selected cases, and could be quite costly. You will find that Dr. Kiely’s fees for hair transplantation or replacement surgery are considerably lower than other clinics.
Are There Other Solutions for Male Pattern Baldness?
There are other types of medical treatments. However, they only offer a less-than-acceptable, temporary solution in certain areas of the scalp. These include Minoxidil (Rogaine), a topical solution which must be applied to the scalp for the rest of one’s life, and Finasteride (Propecia), an oral medication just recently approved by the FDA, with limited results and some side effects. With both medications, patients have more success in the initial stages of hair loss and must continue use in order to continue to have results from the medication.
How Is Male Pattern Baldness Classified?
The Norwood Male Pattern Baldness Classification System is often used to diagnose male pattern baldness. There are seven recognized categories along with sub categories that dermatologists use to diagnose androgenetic alopecia. The following is Norwood’s basic scale along with an illustration:
Type I. There is minimal or no recession of the hair line.
Type II. The hairline shows definite recessions at each side of the temples which are usually symmetrical.
Type III. This classification shows hair loss that is sufficient to be considered as baldness with deep recessions at the temples.
Type III Vertex. In addition to the recession at the temples, there is the beginning of a bald spot at the vertex (top) of the head.
Type IV. The receding hairline on the temples is much more severe than Type III, and the bald spot or sparse hair at the vertex is much more noticeable. The two areas are separated by a band of thicker hair that extends across the top of the head and to each side of the scalp. With Type IV, there is more hair loss at the crown than in the Type III Vertex.
Type V. The front of the hair is now receding with less distinct division between the temples. The balding vertex region is still separated with a narrower band of hair from the front and temples, but it is less distinct. Viewed from above, types V, VI, and VII are all characterized by surviving hair on the sides and back of the scalp forming a distinct horseshoe shape.
Type VI. The strip of hair across the crown is now gone except for sparse hair that remains. The front temporal and vertex regions are now joined together with the amount of hair loss greater.
Type VII. As the most severe form of hair loss, there is only a narrow band of hair on the sides and the back of the scalp that is not dense. At the nape of the neck, the hair is sparse and in a semi-circle over the ears.
What Should I Do Next?
Schedule a complimentary appointment to evaluate your hair loss. This will require only 30 to 45 minutes of your time, depending on how many questions you may have.
During this private, confidential consultation, you will meet with Dr. Kiely. He will review your medical history, examine your scalp to determine your potential success as a hair transplant candidate, and rule out any underlying medical condition that may be responsible for your hair loss.
Once that has been determined, he will recommend the extent of the grafts and the number of procedures necessary to attain density and coverage in the treated area.
Each step of the process will be explained in full detail, as well as other treatment options and the minor risks involved with the procedure.
At this time, fees will be discussed. The fees vary for each patient and depend upon the work to be done, type of procedure, number of sessions recommended, and number of grafts.
Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient.
What Is the Cost of Hair Restoration in Washington?
The price of hair restoration varies for each person. The cost depends on the extent of restoration necessary to achieve your individual appearance goal. Dr. Kiely accepts cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), and checks as payment options.
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With more than 30 years of experience and over 14,000 procedures performed treating hair loss for men and women in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Dr. Kiely recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from in and around Baltimore. Dr. Kiely specializes in hair loss solutions for men and women by performing hair transplantation procedures such as Follicular Unit Extraction, Mini-Micro Grafting and Micro Grafting. If you are looking for self-improvement in the form of hair restoration, Dr. Kiely and his professional team will accommodate your needs! Please call 301-678-9907 today to schedule your free initial consultation!