One of the most difficult things about treating hair loss in women is that it can be the result of so many different causes. While genetic pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common culprit, thinning hair may be a symptom of an underlying hormonal imbalance, the product of rare auto-immune conditions, the consequence of physical trauma or stress, or any of a number of other underlying causes. Formulating an effective treatment plan requires, first and foremost, an understanding of what exactly needs to be addressed. That’s why, here at The Griffin Center, we always say that every case of alopecia must have a diagnosis. However, making that diagnosis requires a level of experience that can only be gained from a lifetime of devotion to the study of hair loss, experience like that of Dr. Edmond Griffin. Confirmation by biopsy may also be needed to know how to best direct the treatment program.
Dr. Griffin has lived in Georgia for most his life, growing up in Albany, completing his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Georgia, and then going on to earn his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in 1971. Upon completing his internship at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital in pediatrics, Dr. Griffin was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where he was assigned to a pediatric clinic. He then completed his residency in dermatology at the Mary Hitchcock Hospital at Dartmouth College, where he was named chief resident.
Upon receiving board certification from the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Griffin founded Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, which eventually grew to incorporate eight different dermatologic specialty centers, and devoted his resources and time to improving his mastery of his primary specialty, hair replacement surgery. Dr. Griffin eventually came to be recognized around the world as an expert in the field and has worked individually with innovators like Dadour of Paris, the Ungers of Toronto, Alt of Minnesota, Mayer and Fleming of Beverly Hills, Pitanguy of Rio de Janeiro, and Yarborough of New Orleans. When other hair transplant surgeons from across North America were surveyed as to who they would want to perform their own hair restoration surgery, Dr. Griffin was among the top five surgeons selected, and surgeons regularly visit from across North America and overseas to observe Dr. Griffin’s hair restoration techniques. Since 1993, Dr. Griffin has also been an esteemed member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, a nonprofit group of over 750 licensed physicians specializing in hair-loss and dedicated to furthering hair restoration practices.
Today, Dr. Griffin continues to work with men and women suffering from hair loss, and has incorporated many of the latest technological innovations, like NeoGraft® automated follicular unit extraction, LaserCap™ Red Light Therapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments, into his practice. If you are experiencing thinning or hair loss, or would like to know more about any of the various hair restoration treatments we offer, please contact The Griffin Center to schedule a consultation. Be sure to also visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.