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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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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

If your concern is a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

A message from Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ:

Dear Patients,

Our providers and staff recognize that we are all faced with difficult times as this pandemic continues to unfold throughout our area. However, the continuation of your care remains our top priority!

At this time, our New York City office is temporarily closed.

In our effort to provide you with the highest level of service, the Hackensack and Hillsborough NJ offices will remain open until further notice with limited hours of availability. We ask for your understanding with our protocols on hand washing and social distancing when you arrive for your appointment. Please do not come to the office if you are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Should you prefer not to visit the office in person, our providers are now offering virtual office visits. This is commonly known as telemedicine, or in this case, teledermatology. Our dedicated concierge team will assist you in scheduling a virtual appointment with your provider, including those in the New York City office.

Currently, the government mandates that the only way to have these virtual visits is to communicate via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp video. This is because your medical providers needs to see you, and you can show the provider the problem area of your body that you are concerned about. You will also be able to discuss any other issues regarding your ongoing care or for any new skin concerns you may have. Your provider may tell you that an in-person visit may be required for testing or more in-depth examination. In that case, a concierge team member will reach out to schedule an in-office visit.

To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, please call our office at 908-359-8980 or email [email protected] Our concierge team members will schedule a time for your medical provider to call you back. We have set aside times for all of our medical providers to call you for your virtual appointment.

Please be aware that virtual visits must be billed to your medical health insurance just as they would for an in-person office visit. If your insurance has recently changed, please have that information ready to provide to our team members. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have financial obligations such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance just as you would for an in-office visit (at the present time, the government has only waived co-pays related to COVID-19 testing).

We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here for you!

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ

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