"Tout est possible" (Fr, everything is possible).
Treating hair loss its share of incredibly inspiring stories, and patients with amazing results. But, this is balanced to some degree by patients with no response to treatment or patients who get worse despite the best available methods we know.
Beinga hair loss doctor is all about understanding "probabilities" or "odds". I'm up front and direct with my patients. I might say to one patient...
"you have a 90 % chance of seeing an improvement"
... and to the next patient I might say
"your hair loss pattern and type carries onlysmall chance that anything we do will lead to an improvement".
But despite the odds and despite the statistics, I often remind patients that anything is possible. We can never be so bold and pretend that we hold a crystal ball that sees into a patient's future. Many surprises exist when it comes to treating hair loss. Tout est possible.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299