What inspired DR.Rassman to become interested in hair loss related issues and how to tackle them?
There are a lot of men who would consider you and all the other scientists regarding hair to be their knight’s in shining armor
Thank you. I am humbled. In all of the fields of medicine I have practiced — heart surgery, orthopedic surgery, gynecology, cancer, and vascular surgery — the field of hair is the happiest of all. The patients are helped, grateful, and at times their lives are transformed. I am an agent of that transformation and that makes me a very lucky doctor. In my former practices, I did it all and felt that I lacked the challenges of new things with the more traditional surgeries. The hair transplant industry was generally doing terrible work and I saw opportunity to change it, invent new technologies, push the envelope and create something that was never done before, so I began doing hair transplants to meet those personal needs after doing the appropriate research. If you look at my CV, you will see what I did and what I published in medical journals, radically changing the field.
90% of my practice is made up of male patients, and these men want their youthful look back. I carry out the steps to get them what they want. Men are delightful patients and the bonding I have with everyone is wonderful. For the 10% of women I work with, there is a special relationship, because most doctors don’t want to deal with their hair loss problems. It takes great patience and time to diagnose female hair loss and the time to educate them makes them happy for the experience with me. About 80% of the women I see are not surgical candidates, but I take the time to get to know each woman on a one-on-one basis.