Dr. Eisemann’s blog post from Tuesday discussed the mechanisms behind androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male pattern baldness. The primary goals in treating male pattern baldness are to impede the progression of hair loss as well as stimulate and improve hair growth. Both can be accomplished through topical and/or oral medications, and with surgical techniques. When initially seeking assistance with hair loss, most men (especially young men) elect more conservative treatments such as oral medications and topical agents like minoxidil. When conservative approaches are ineffective for patients, the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center offers surgical techniques to address hair loss. Hair transplantation is a very effective method for counteracting male pattern baldness, and in some instances can help with female alopecia. Though surgical techniques can include follicular unit transplant (FUT), follicular unit extraction (FUE), scalp reduction, and scalp extension, the most common techniques utilized today are FUT and FET. Dr. Eisemann has over 30 years of experience and has successfully performed hundreds of successful surgical hair transplants. Stay tuned for future blog posts on techniques helping men to restore receding hairlines and patterns of baldness.