BaldTruthTalk.com – A New Discussion Forum For The Hair Loss Community

Where do you get your medical information? We’ll, if you’re living in the 21st century and reading this article the answer is probably the internet. As a matter of fact, the world wide web is the most widely used source for medical information both by medical professionals and the lay public. Did you ever ask yourself where this information came from or if it’s even accurate?

Well, if you’re researching surgical hair restoration you should!

Just like any other industry selling a product or service, the hair loss and hair transplant field is a fiercely competitive business. It is an industry that is almost completely unregulated. Any doctor who has a valid medical license can claim that they are an expert hair transplant surgeon and market themselves to the unsuspecting public as a “leader” in the field. Anyone can launch a hair loss website and control the flow of information as they see fit.

For decades, unethical hair loss marketers and hair transplant mills have been buying the public’s opinion through advertising on late night television. Now a much less expensive, yet more sophisticated marketing vehicle has been created…the online message forum.

Message forums were originally created to foster the free exchange of information among forum users without the confusion of marketing hype. Perspective hair transplant patients and hair loss consumers were encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussion about anything and everything concerning hair restoration. The concept appeared to be empowering, however there always existed one problem: Where and from whom was this information coming from?

Fast forward to today: Introducing a New Breed of Online Discussion Forum

What was once thought to be a safe place to learn about hair loss and hair transplantation has become a breeding ground for gorilla marketers posing as actual patients and hair loss sufferers. The most egregious offences come in the form of agenda driven posts created by forum administrators and their multiple pseudonyms intentionally misleading their trusting readers.

The sad truth is that this once wonderful resource of information for people trying to help themselves, and to learn more about hair loss and hair restoration has become corrupted.

For years, we have been asked by both the hair loss community and the handful of ethical members of the hair loss industry, to create an official resource that would be untouched by the corruption that permeates many of the existing entrepreneurial message forums. A place where vulnerable hair loss sufferers can ask questions and learn from truly concerned professionals and veteran hair loss consumers who have no political or financial agendas.

I am pleased to announce the launch of a new breed of hair loss message forum. Welcome to Baldtruthtalk.com!

Baldtruthtalk.com is a joint effort of The American Hair Loss Association, the nation’s foremost 501 (c) 3, non-profit hair loss organization, The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, and The Bald Truth.

None of the above mentioned organizations or myself will be receiving any extra “sponsorship fees” or donations from experts or recommended hair transplant surgeons who participate on this forum. There will be no advertisements of any kind accepted on Baldtruthtalk.com. There will be no financial incentive given to physicians to post images or to link to this forum. There is no financial incentive behind the creation of this resource. It is being created for one reason, and one reason only, because there is a need for it!

To preserve the integrity of the message forum for hair loss consumers we have currently made this forum “private” and registration is required to obtain access. To join the discussion, click here.

I hope you use it well, and enjoy your experience. See you there.

Spencer Kobren
Host of The Bald Truth Radio Show
Founder, American Hair Loss Association
Founder and Director of Consumer/Patient Affairs, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS.ORG)

 

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5 Comments

  • Cathy

    Does anyone know about yeast related hair loss? I’ve had dandruff now longer than I can remember and no naturopath has been able to help me. They just say to ignore it…. Herbs won’t help. I really think I have a serious candida problem. Is anyone going through dandruff and hair loss as well….? I have white small hard flakes and lots of hair loss coming from everywhere on my scalp. cath

  • Spencer, Love the new forum!!! I’m glad you finally started one up, it gives me something to do durning the week now. Great show, keep up the good work.

    I have tons of free time let me know if I can help out on The Bald Truth in anyway.

  • Hank Stebel

    There are a number of dedicated individuals who used to listen to you fom NY live on radio. Have you been broadacasting to a NY station? If you are on Sattelite, can your audience from NY hear you on Sirius radio which has incorporated some XM stations to their radio fromat ?
    Please respond. Thank You.

  • Spencer Kobren

    Hey Hank,

    First, I’d like to thank you for being one of our dedicated listeners!:)

    XM 152 is currently not being aired on Sirius radio. It is possible that it will be picked up in the coming months. For now, New Yorkers who don’t have XM can listen and watch the show live through this site and on http://www.stickam.com

    We will begin archiving the show in it’s entirety through our new message forum which can be accessed through this site or directly at http://www.baldtruthtalk.com

    Hope this helps!

    Spencer Kobren

  • Hank stebel

    I sincerely hope you resolved your personal problem with regard to the untimely death of yor brother. I recall your sentements during one of the last shows I heard on my radio relating to probing issue to find evidence. I wish you a happy and healthy new year. Many thanks for your ability to get past the nonsense and rederic as a good consumer advocate.

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