Written by Dr. Halaas
It can safely be said that no one wants to lose their hair.
Hair loss affects 60 million Americans. Whether you are Caucasian, Asian, Latino or African American, whether it is the hair on your head or a patchy looking beard or a mustache that has lost its dense appearance over the course of time, there is a male hair loss solution in NY. And it is not coloring your scalp to create the appearance of hair or wearing a hair piece.
There are as many male hair loss solutions as there are reasons for hair loss. Inherited hair loss as the result of the genetic trait for male pattern baldness, hair loss due to trauma or surgery, loss resulting from medications or chemotherapy and radiation treatments and loss as a result of the normal aging process are just some of the conditions that can be effectively treated. Methods of restoration can be surgical or with medical therapies. Learn more at our New York City office.
Surgical techniques for hair loss restoration are either through Follicular Unit Grafts/Grafting (FUG) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Depending on the amount of hair loss and the condition of the scalp, one of these procedures might be better than the other.
The FUG method gathers hair follicles for transplant from a strip of scalp in the back of the head that is then meticulously divided into groupings of 1- or 2- or 3-hair follicles that are similar in nature. With the FUE method, hair follicles for transplant are gathered individually with a tiny punch. In either method, the harvested grafts are placed into recipient sites where needed.
Basically, if surgical hair restoration is chosen, the method of choice is dependent on the patient’s anticipated outcome, the extent of hair loss and the amount of hair follicles needed for restoration.
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Medical men’s hair loss treatments in New York such as Finasteride (Propecia), Dutasteride, Propecia and Rogaine have been determined to be effective in slowing down or stopping the hair loss process.
Rogaine, found to be clinically effective in the crown area of the scalp, must be applied twice daily and used for at least six months to see results. It must be used continuously, as when stopped all effects resulting from use of the product will be lost.
Propecia, also clinically effective in the crown area of the scalp, is a pill that must be taken daily on a “forever-basis” and is very effective in stopping hair loss in men. When stopped, all effects of Propecia use will lost. Dutasteride has similar clinical action to Propecia/ Finasteride.
Propecia and Rogaine are best when started at the first signs of hair loss as they only slow down or stop the loss of hair – neither can restore hair that isn’t there.
Other topical agents like Rogaine include Revivogen, Crinagen and Tricomin are products that are DHT blockers which reduce or inhibit hair loss.
Men young or old with early stage hair loss or overall patchy balding and thinning areas as well as all phases in between whether it is on their scalp or face, should contact Dr. Yael Halaas for a consultation.
Dr. Halaas is a Facial Plastic Surgeon especially trained in Hair Restoration Surgery with an office conveniently located in New York City. During your meeting, Dr. Halaas will examine and evaluate your areas of hair loss that you would like corrected.
Based on her expertise and experience with non surgical hair restoration, Dr. Halaas will determine whether medical treatment would be helpful or a hair transplant is necessary or possibly a hair transplant in conjunction with medical therapy.
For you best possible options in hair restoration in NY that are natural appearing contact Dr. Halaas.