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Causes of hair loss

It is estimated that baldness – technically known as alopecia — affects approximately 35 million American men, and between 20 and 30 million American women. Whether male or female, hair loss is based on a variety of factors, including genetics, hormones, environment, and nutrition. In men, male pattern baldness is known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and is largely influenced by a man’s maternal genes.

Moreover, health concerns such as infections, vitamin D deficiency, autoimmune disorders and metabolic issues can affect hair loss in both genders. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists offers three treatments for hair restoration in NYC.

How hair grows

Before we address alopecia treatment options, we must first identify the stages in which hair grows. On average, a person typically has between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on their head at a given time. These hairs are known as “terminal hairs.” As humans advance in age, their ability to reproduce terminal hairs is diminished and, instead, begins to be replaced with vellus hairs, which is often referred as “baby fuzz,” as it mimics the texture of a newborn infant’s hair. Alopecia results when the 75-100 dead or damaged hairs that we lose on a daily basis are not regrown.

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The hair-growth cycle

Phase one: active growth (anagen)

LoAlso known as the anagen phase, during the active growth phase, the majority of hair strands are actively growing. On average, the anagen phase will last three to four years, but, in some cases, it can last as long as nine years. As the anagen phase shortens, hair will become noticeably finer and thinner, and with less pigment.rem

Phase two: regressive phase (catagen)

This phase, which is also known as the hair loss phase, typically lasts three to four weeks and can be associated with brushing or shampooing. In this phase, dead or damaged hairs are lost to make way for new hair growth.

Phase three: resting phase (telogen)

In this phase, your hair is neither growing nor falling out; rather, it is resting or “sleeping.” This phase usually lasts for about three months for scalp hairs.

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Why choose Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists?

At Skin laser & Surgery Specialists in NYC and NJ, our office is helmed by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. David Goldberg. He has hand selected our team of board-certified dermatologists to help our patients avail themselves of the most cutting-edge dermatological treatment available right now.

Our office delivers the full array of medical dermatology procedures, helping patients get relief from warts, vitiligo, nail fungus, and much more. Additionally, we are known for our artistry in cosmetic dermatology, with a full selection of procedures designed to address aging, blemishes, facial imbalance, and unwanted body fat.

When you choose our office, you will find comfort not only in your results, but also in every aspect of your treatment.

What is the cost of hair restoration?

When it comes to hair restoration in NJ, every patient presents a unique set of circumstances. Our dermatologists will thoroughly evaluate your particular hair loss condition and provide a quote for treatment once a treatment plan is established. Our office accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit to help you get your desired treatment.

How Do I Get Started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss any hair restoration treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in NYC or NJ.

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Skin Laser & Surgery Specials of NY & NJ is now a division of Schweiger Dermatology Group.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our in-office safety policies are aligned with the latest guidelines issued by the CDC and local government officials related to COVID-19.

New safety policies for patients:

  • Patients will undergo screening questions and receive comprehensive instructions about our new policies prior to their appointment.
  • To minimize contact, we will offer patients virtual check in and check out.
  • Patients will be instructed to come to the office wearing a mask.
  • Patient temperatures will be checked via forehead scanners upon arrival to the office.
  • We have reorganized our offices to maximize social distancing and cleanliness, and we have altered workflows to allow patients to wait outside or in their cars until their exam room is ready. Patients will be contacted via text message or phone call when the provider is ready for the visit to begin.
  • We are asking for patients to arrive at their appointment alone. For children and adult patients who require a caretaker, one adult may accompany the patient.
  • Patients who are sick or have had exposures to COVID-19 will be rescheduled.
  • Offices will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day.
  • Teledermatology appointments remain available for patients who prefer to be seen virtually.

New safety policies for office & staff:

  • All of our staff have completed training on all new workflows and infection prevention measures.
  • All of our clinical staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during patient encounters to include masks and eye protection.
  • Our exam rooms are sanitized before and after every patient visit.
  • All SLSS team members will be screened for symptoms and/or fever daily prior to coming to work.
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