“Alopecia’s in black women are common. It is the fifth most common dermatoses in African Americans, with chemical and traction alopecia cited as the predominant types” as Dr. Ziering stated, addressing a full crowd, standing room only of over 61 African American men and women from the Marina del Rey community.
His poignant lecture of the psychological impact and differences of hair loss due to hair styles and grooming practices among the African American community hit close to home for many men and women. Dr. Ziering empathized with the masses as he has found that women in particular, regardless of race with hair loss has largely been unheard by the larger medical community. In fact, there is less social acceptance with increased social anxiety, more stress and decreased psychosocial well being. Patients are often told that there is no treatment available and that she should consider wearing a wig.
Well Dr. Ziering found this to be unacceptable. As an industry pioneer, leader and lecturer he remains in constant pursuit of seeking and developing new technology and surgical procedures like the Sneak Peek Long Hair Transplant Technique. He also specializes in facial hair aesthetics and corrective procedures to camouflage scars from burns, trauma and other cosmetic procedures including outdated “plug” techniques. Ultimately, as Dr. Z expressed to his listeners, those that benefit from his skills are the one’s whom he cares about the most: his patients.
However, what separates Dr. Zieirng from the rest of his competitors is that he recognizes there are differences and certain keys to success which must be utilized when performing hair transplant surgery successfully in African American patients. And it is this greater understanding of these differences as to why so many seek Dr. Z’s talents.