As I was preparing to record this episode, fixing my hair and checking my appearance, I was pondering the importance of hair to the image we present to the world. Two things came to mind. Hair is a constantly renewable resource and that means we can experiment to create the look we desire, knowing that if something doesn’t work, we can try again. Often, the first impression of someone’s age is influenced as much by the quality of their hair as by the state of their skin and that’s probably why hair loss and thinning is among the frequent concerns people express when asked about aging. Because hair is such an important aspect of the image we present to the world, hair loss can have a devastating effect on one’s self confidence. As actor, Larry David said, “Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man – there’s your diamond in the rough.”
My guest today, a specialist in the prevention and treatment of hair loss, is here to share his insights on what causes hair loss, how can we prevent hair loss and can we treat it.
Dr. Ben Behnam is a Board Certified Dermatologist and founder of Happy Head. In his clinic, he focuses on hair loss in both men and women. Through the course of years, he realized that many men were having side effects to the most common hair loss medication known as finasteride. In 2020, he launched an online telemedicine company called Happy Head that allows easy access for patients across the country to a new formulation of topical finasteride, which has potentially lower side effects that the oral version. Through this platform, he has helped men and women retain and grow their hair.
Learn more about Dr. Ben Behnam and Happy Heads at http://www.happyhead.com
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