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New Web Site Gives a Chance to Dialogue with Actual Patients

Leading hair restoration center sponsors to help would-be patients get better information about hair transplant surgery.

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 4, 2006 -- Hair loss sufferers have a new place to turn when seeking first-hand information about surgical hair restoration. recently made its internet debut with the goal of arming would-be hair transplant patients with the information they need to make the best hair replacement decisions for themselves. is unique in that it affords visitors an opportunity to anonymously ask questions about the ?ins and outs? of hair transplant surgery, of those who actually have had the state-of-the-art Follicular Unit Hair Transplant procedures.

Questions are posted to people who have in fact undergone hair restoration procedures. Individuals who are considering a surgical solution to their hereditary baldness are able to search through ?threads? or conversations that will answer their most pressing concerns such as; what to expect before, during and after a hair transplant, and what type of procedure one should have.

The focus of this new online health resource is Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction, two procedures that are universally considered to be the most up-to-date approach to surgical hair restoration. Follicular Unit Transplantation is a surgical technique that transplants hair in naturally occurring groups of 1-4 hairs. These groups (called follicular units) are taken from a single donor strip of skin and dissected using a microscope. Follicular Unit Extraction is a method that obtains the tiny follicular unit grafts from the donor area by using an instrument which removes them one-by-one directly from the scalp.

Patients who have received hair transplants with undesirable results (such as the typical pluggy ?dolls hair? look) can also benefit from monitoring the site. has posts from patients who have had unnatural looking grafts removed and re-implanted in a more natural way ? as follicular units - to produce the best results.

?We wanted to create a consumer-to-consumer forum that exclusively addressed the topic of Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation ? the procedure that is now considered to be the gold standard in surgical hair restoration? said Robert M. Bernstein M.D., founder of Bernstein Medical ? Center for Hair Restoration and sponsor of the site. ?There are some great forums for hair loss out there but we felt that there was room for one that was created specifically for people who had done their preliminary research but now wanted to hear more first hand experience with FUT or FUE?.

About Bernstein Medical ? Center for Hair Restoration

Bernstein Medical was founded by Dr. Bernstein, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. Dr. Bernstein is recognized world wide for his pioneering work in Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction. Bernstein Medical has offices in Manhattan and Fort Lee, NJ and is devoted to the treatment of hair loss using these state-of-the-art hair transplant techniques.


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