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Medical and Surgical Hair Restoration for Men
Dr. Gary has over 30 years of experience and passion devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss in men and women. Medical Hair Loss Treatment and Surgical Restoration if necessary is performed using the Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
Dr. Rothfeld is a board certified Dermatologist with a subspecialty in hair loss for men and women focused and dedicated to the practice of hair loss prevention and treatment and if necessary medical hair transplants using the FUE technique. Dr. Gary Rothfeld, one of the leading hair loss experts in the nation tries to offer natural and dense results using the latest medical and surgical innovative techniques in hair restoration.
Male Hair Loss Treatment Center
Most men—and some women—experience some degree of hair loss (balding) as they grow older. In the normal cycle of hair growth, it is natural to lose up to 100 hairs per day. If you are losing more than that, or if your hairline becomes more prominent, it could be a sign of excessive hair loss.
Hair Loss in Men, Vertex
The medical term for hair loss is alopecia. The most common type of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia. This is an inherited tendency to stop producing new hairs.
Each hair follicle produces a single hair that normally grows about a half inch per month for about 4 to 6 years. It then goes into a resting phase and loses the hair before growing a new one. The number of hair follicles entering the resting phase is equal to the number of hair follicles starting the growth phase, so the number of hairs on the head remains the same.
With androgenic alopecia, an increasing number of hair follicles never recover from the resting phase, resulting in a scalp with less hair. This loss of active hair follicles may take place over months or years before it is noticeable.
The hair follicles that usually stop producing new hairs are located along the frontal part of the scalp and along the crown of the head. This results in a receding hairline and/or balding at the top of the head.
Other causes of hair loss include: Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the hair follicles, shrinking them and inhibiting hair growth (can also lead to bald spots of facial hair)
Stressful events, such as major surgery Medications that can damage hair follicles, such as chemotherapy or blood thinners Fungal infections (tinea capitis) Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or lupus
What Are Some Treatments for Hair Loss? Many men are dismayed enough by their balding appearance to seek medical advice and possible treatment.
Hair loss due to androgenic alopecia does not go away on its own and cannot be cured. But the following treatments may slow hair loss or promote hair growth:
Minoxidil (Rogaine). This topical, over-the-counter medication has been shown to regrow hair and prevent further hair loss in some people with alopecia areata and male pattern baldness. It is rubbed into the scalp twice per day. Minoxidil only works while you are taking it, so any new hair will stop growing if you discontinue use of the medication. Results may not be seen until after 6 months of use.
Finasteride (Propecia). This prescription medication is taken by mouth once a day and is designed to treat male pattern baldness. It works by decreasing the growth of DHT, a hormone that shrinks hair follicles and inhibits hair growth. As with minoxidil, the benefits of finasteride stop if you stop using it. Results may not be seen until after 6 months of use.
The effectiveness of these medications depends on the cause and extent of hair loss and each person’s individual response. Usually, the more recent the hair loss, the more effective the treatment will be. Extensive hair loss probably won’t respond well to medications.
One other option for treating hair loss is hair transplantation, where tiny plugs of hair-growing skin are removed from one part of the scalp and re-implanted on the balding areas. Hair Transplantation
Hair transplantation transfers hair follicles from areas of thick growth (“donor” sites) to balding areas (“recipient” sites). Hair transplantation is commonly used for the treatment of male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia). It may also be used to treat other forms of hair loss. The hair that grows from transplanted follicles will have the same color and texture it had before it was moved.
I personally see every new patient who visits our office. I am not just a physician, I am a Board Certified Dermatologist. My goal is, quite simply, to provide the type of dermatologic care which I would seek for my own family. This is a very important point, since physicians often use the phrase "Doctor's Doctor" to refer to those individuals who typically are selected by physicians themselves for personal care. I am confident that my practice fully meets that definition. This is the type of 5-star care and service that our patients expect, deserve and receive. I treat every patient the way I would want to be treated: with courtesy, dignity and respect. I carefully listen to their hair and skin-care concerns and offer a variety of options including a treatment plan that I believe will give them the best results
Dr Gary sees every patient himself and believes in personalized care. The Doctor does not employ any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or other physician substitutes to do his treatment. He sees every patient himself at every visit.
A significant percentage of my Hair Loss and Dermatology Conditions are diagnosed on listening to medical history of the patient alone, a further percentage on examination and the remainder on further investigation and my patients teach me the rest. It is clear to me that history and examination skills remain at the very core of my Hair Loss and Dermatology practice. Older Dermatologists like myself rely on history and physical to a greater degree than the younger dermatologists. I think that the pendulum has swung too far towards all these cosmetic procedures where the younger dermatologists are just doing cosmetic procedures and not listening to their patients. This is an important point because if the Dermatologist does not spend enough time with the patient the cosmetic procedures will probably not work properly.
Dr. Rothfeld, recognized by the by the entertainment industry of America as one of the best dermatologists in Manhattan, has organized a comprehensive skin care center offering personalized state of the art services including medical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology.
New York Dermatology serves the following neighborhoods within New York (NY), which are in close proximity to our office: Upper East Side Dermatology, Fifth Avenue Dermatology, Park Avenue Dermatology, Madison Avenue Dermatology, Upper West Side Dermatology, Midtown Dermatology, Lower East Side Dermatology,Chelsea Dermatology, Gramercy Park Dermatology, Murray Hill Dermatology, Greenwich Village Dermatology, East Village Dermatology, West Village Dermatology, Soho Dermatology, Tribeca Dermatology, Meatpacking District Dermatology, Sutton Place Dermatology, Wall Street Dermatology, Hells Kitchen Dermatology, and the boroughs of Brooklyn Dermatology , Bronx Dermatology, Queens Dermatology and Staten Island Dermatology.
Dr. Gary Rothfeld is recognized as one of the best Dermatologist in New York, NY, Manhattan, NYC, New York City and the nation by the entertainment industry in the United States of America. At New York Dermatology headed by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Rothfeld, sees patients 7 days a week including Saturday and Sunday.
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