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What is hair loss?

The most recognized type of hair loss is related to baldness, receding hair lines and thinning hair. Hair loss, or alopecia, also describes hair loss on other parts of your body. The most extreme case of hair loss is a condition known as alopecia universalis, in which the patient has no body hair at all. A more common condition is male pattern baldness, but women suffer from thinning hair and balding, known as “female-pattern baldness.” Many women live with this condition in silence.

What causes hair loss?

Genetics do play a role in hair loss, but there are several other factors that can cause you to lose hair. Certain medications and medical conditions cause you to lose hair, such as poor nutrition and illicit drug use. Medical conditions include lupus, lichen planus, hypothyroidism and alopecia areata, in which the immune system attacks the hair follicles.

Women may lose their hair due to hormonal changes, pregnancy, childbirth, birth control and menopause. Scalp infections, scarring and injury may also result in hair loss.

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How is hair loss treated?

Wigs, toupees and “comb overs” aren’t the only way to treat your hair loss. Today, there are topical and oral treatments, as well laser procedures that can help prevent further hair loss.

At Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists, we also use the exciting NeoGraft™ method. This method employs the use of follicular unit extraction (FUE). There is less downtime and scarring involved with FUE than the older technique known as follicular unit transplantation (strip method).

Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine, is a safe and effective topical treatment for both men and women. The treatment is designed to slow hair loss, and some patients experience new growth while using the product. Finasteride is an oral medication that is safe for men, but women who are in their childbearing years should avoid this treatment. Dr. Goldberg may also recommend laser treatments to stimulate new hair growth.

Learn more about NeoGraft in the video below, or by clicking here.

How do I get started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss hair loss (alopecia) treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.

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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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