Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO, FAACS, is Founder and Chief Surgeon of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates with offices throughout New England. Dr. Leonard earned his medical degree from the University of New England. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is Past President of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and has specialized in taking care of men and women with hair loss for more than 26 years.
Dr. Friedman has dedicated his medical career to becoming a true specialist in hair restoration surgery. He is the Founding President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the certifying board for hair transplant surgeons. Dr. Friedman believes that hair transplantation is a surgical specialty in itself and like other medical specialties, it requires professional oversight to protect the public from inexperienced surgeons. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally at hair restoration and dermatology seminars. He has also taught his surgical techniques at live surgery workshops.
The psychological and physical effects of hair loss can be devastating; women who lose their hair may be especially affected because baldness or thinning hair is most commonly characteristic of men. However, the Bernstein Medical Center for Hair Restoration in New York reports that almost 30% of women experience some degree of hair loss and thinning of the hair as part of the aging process. This means that women may be good candidates for hair transplants and hair restoration procedures.
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