I’ve studied a number of HT docs for hair loss info and I’d say you and Dr. Bernstein are at the top of my list as far as knowledge and being trustworthy. You say that shock loss or additional hair loss from a transplant is uncommon these day though Dr. Bernstein says that you will probably have some loss from the transplant itself. I think he said it would be unrealistic not to expect some loss. Obviously a confusing contradiction for me. Could you address this?
I also find your history with Dr. Bernstein interesting. How do you 2 originally connect? You were partners at one time?
Dr. Robert Bernstein and I do not disagree on much. Hair loss secondary to a transplant is what is commonly called shock loss (it is a matter of degree of loss) and I think that is where your problem is. Traditional shock loss has been satisfactorily treated with finasteride in young men, but hair transplants do damage some existing native hair. Hair that is miniaturized is what is lost first, so what you see may not be a radical change even if you lose some miniaturized hairs that did not contribute to the hair bulk you have.
As for the second part of your email — Dr. Bernstein worked at New Hair Institute with me for 10 years before he opened his own practice in New York. We are good friends and colleagues. We published many groundbreaking medical articles over the years.