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Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair Loss services offered in Great Neck and Jackson Heights, NY

Hair loss, also called alopecia, affects millions of men and women every year. Most people naturally shed about 50 to 100 hairs daily, but sometimes men and women shed much more, leading to thinning hair, hair loss, and baldness. If you are experiencing thinning hair, loss, or baldness, Angela Azar, MD, and her team can help. They provide personalized treatment to each individual because they know to understand the reason for each person’s hair loss is vital for successful regrowth. Call either office in Great Neck or Jackson Heights, New York, to schedule a consultation or request one online today.

Hair Loss Q & A

What is alopecia?

There are many different types of alopecia (hair loss), such as: 

Alopecia areata 

A type of autoimmune disease that can cause hair loss on the scalp and other areas. Alopecia areata hair loss begins as one or multiple round smooth patches in an area of hair growth. The affected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked in a person’s immune system and cause patches of hair loss. 

Hair growth can occur spontaneously in some patients, and others can improve with treatment.

Androgenetic alopecia 

Androgenetic alopecia, also called male-pattern baldness, is a common form of hair loss in men and women. While the patterns of baldness can differ between men and women, they share a genetic component.

At Angela Azar, MD, providers will discuss your concerns and evaluate your symptoms to determine the causes and the best treatment for you.

What causes hair loss?

The cause of hair loss is unique to each individual and can be a result of many factors, including:

  • Hormones
  • Underlying medical conditions like autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, or anemia 
  • A side effect of certain medications or chemotherapy
  • Genetics or hereditary (runs in families)

Understanding the reason for each person’s hair loss is the key to re-growing hair. Dr. Azar and her team of knowledgeable professionals also work to prevent and improve baldness, tailoring treatment plans to each individual’s needs and lifestyle.

Do you use Minoxidil or Rogaine to treat hair loss?

Minoxidil or Rogaine® (vasodilator) work best for androgenic alopecia, also called male-pattern baldness because it targets DHT, testosterone that impedes hair growth. Minoxidil doesn’t work well for alopecia areata because it is an autoimmune response.

How do you treat hair loss?

The team of skilled and compassionate healthcare providers will create a personalized treatment plan for each patient based on their underlying causes of hair loss.

Treatment plans for hair loss can include any combination of the following:

  • Topical treatments (which can be rubbed into the scalp to help stimulate hair growth)
  • Oral medications
  • Minoxidil or Rogaine
  • Injections 
  • Radiofrequency
  • Microneedling
  • And more

Results may vary for each patient depending on gender, age, and cause of hair loss. However, most patients tend to see results by the third month of consistent treatment.

To learn more about hair loss causes and treatments, schedule a consultation at Angela Azar, MD, by calling the nearest office. You can also request an appointment online, which is fast and easy.

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