Conditions We Treat
Male Pattern Hair Loss
Men react in a variety of ways when they begin to lose their hair. Many men go through a phase of denial, some think that the loss of hair equals the loss of youth, while in others the sign of thinning hair may lead to fear and desperation. In terms of functioning in today’s competitive world, some men worry about how attractive they may look to women, whether they will get a job promotion, or if they will be accepted in certain social environments. At Vorteil, our mission is to optimize a man’s function in society. That is why we take the treatment of male pattern hair loss seriously; in other words, it’s not about vanity.
Fortunately, there are safe and effective treatments for androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern balding. There are both medical and surgical options to treat male pattern hair loss and oftentimes are used together to achieve an optimal result.
At Vorteil, Dr. Goerig specializes in hair restoration surgery for androgenetic alopecia. In the past, straight, “pluggy” hairlines were created using large grafts in the frontal hairline, creating an obvious, unnatural transplant. At Vorteil, Dr. Goerig performs a procedure called follicular unit grafting by the microscopically magnified technique, currently the gold standard in hair restoration surgery, to produce a natural and undetectable transplant. Follicular unit grafting uses high-powered magnification to produce one, two and three haired grafts that are transplanted to bald areas. This meticulous method consistently results in an undetectable hairline.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and does not require heavy sedation or general anesthesia. In general, the transplant is very well tolerated by most men and usually requires very little pain medication. The transplant session takes, on average, 6-8 hours over a single day.