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What is Hair Restoration?

By drroystoller
Mar Thu,21

Hair thinning or hair loss can be the result of advancing age or medical conditions such as thyroid, vitamin deficiencies, and anemia. Hair loss can also result from treatments such as chemotherapy, or from medications such as those for depression, hormonal imbalance, and hypertension.

The best solution for hair thinning and hair loss is to address the problem at the root. People desiring permanent hair can benefit from hair restoration surgery.

What is Hair Restoration?

Hair restoration, or hair transplant, is a surgical procedure that offers a permanent solution to hair loss. This procedure involves the addition of more or new hair to places that are thinning, balding, or have no hair at all.

Hair is removed from scalp areas that are thicker in density, or from other body areas, to add to the balding or thinning area.

There have been advancements in hair restoration surgery. Today, the results of hair transplantation are so incredibly natural that it can be quite impossible to tell that you have had a hair restoration surgery. Hair restoration is usually performed by a qualified surgeon or a dermatologist.


What Happens during Hair Restoration?

The surgery takes place under local anesthesia. The surgeon uses anesthesia to numb the scalp. Patients are usually awake during the surgery.

The surgeon first removes healthy hairs either by removing a predetermined stretch of the scalp or by removing individual hairs. Each hair patch that is cut usually contains one to several strands, referred to as micrografts or mini grafts. As the surgeon removes hairs, the transplant team prepares the removed hairs for the transplant.

After the transplant, the scalp is covered with gauze or bandage. The duration of surgery depends on the amount of hair to be transplanted. It usually takes 4 to 8 hours for completion. If a large area needs hair restoration, then the surgeon may ask you to visit the clinic the next day. Hair restoration can be done using FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation, or FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction.


Recovery Period

Hair loss treatment can take several hours to days for completion depending on the extent of restoration needed. Patients usually return home the same day after the treatment. The patient has typically prescribed antibiotics, pain killers, and medication to treat possible inflammation. The surgeon may also prescribe hair-growth medication.

You can return to your normal routine and work 3 days after surgery. You may be asked to avoid exercise for a week. Activities such as washing hair, combing, or wearing hats and pullovers, need to be avoided for a few weeks. A regular follow-up with your surgeon should tell you when you can resume these activities.

Time Taken for Results

Most patients see results after 6-9 months after the surgery. Some patients may see results after 12 months.

It is normal for hair to fall after 2 to 8 weeks after a transplant. It is also normal for hair to thin down toward the 3rd month after surgery.

Your dermatologist may prescribe medications to maintain the natural results of the transplant. These medications prevent or slow down thinning of hair and loss of hair.

In Conclusion

Hair loss can damage self-esteem and self-confidence. Hair restoration is efficient at addressing problems of loss of hair and hair thinning. It gives permanent natural-looking results. It is important to choose the right surgeon to achieve intended hair restoration results.

Dermatologists are specialists in conditions affecting nails, skin, and hair. They are experts at addressing hair loss problems. Surgeons with specialization in hair loss treatments are a great choice too.



American Dermatology Association



Androgenetic alopecia on MedlinePlus

American Cosmetic Surgery Board

Medical News Today

Plastic Surgeons Society of America

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5 Best Hair Loss Treatments for Men

By drroystoller
Feb Sat,21

Hair loss is a common problem across the world and as per the American Hair Loss Association, this condition affects 66 percent of men by the age of 35. If you are looking for the best men’s hair loss treatments that do not involve hair transplant surgery, here is a list of the top five treatment options.


Minoxidil is widely used across the world for treating hair loss and for hair restoration. It was originally introduced in the market as an antihypertensive medication as minoxidil acts as a vasodilator (relaxes arteries that help reduce blood pressure). One of the common side effects of minoxidil as a blood pressure medication was ‘hypertrichosis’ – or excessive hair growth. This led to its being developed as a topical medication for treating hair loss.

Minoxidil has been a popular choice of treatment for hair growth for several decades. It is ideal for treating male pattern baldness or those with hereditary hair loss that occurs at the vertex (back of the head). The medication is absorbed in the scalp and stimulates follicular cells to reduce hair loss and enhance hair growth in men. It has to be used indefinitely as stopping the treatment causes progressive hair loss. A study showed that minoxidil reduced the telogen phase while accelerating the hair growth phase.

The plus points of minoxidil as hair growth medication are:


  • It is one of the most affordable treatments for hair restoration.
  • Effective in reversing thinning of hair in the crown area.
  • Generally safe and has few side effects
  • Prescription is not needed


If you have hair loss all over the scalp including the crown, vertex and along your hairline, Finasteride is the best hair restoration option. Typically prescribed as Propecia, finasteride contains ‘5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. 5-alpha reductase (5 AR ) is a type of enzyme that converts the male hormone testosterone into DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), which is a more powerful form of testosterone. If 5 AR levels are high, more testosterone is converted to DHT, which leads to higher hair loss. By inhibiting (stopping) excess production of 5-AR, finasteride promotes hair growth.

Studies indicate that finasteride prevents further loss of hair for 80 percent of men around vertex and crown while stopping the receding hairline from worsening in 66 percent of men. Two-thirds experience renewed hair growth after taking finasteride.

Key plus points of finasteride:


  • Generally regarded as safe
  • Effective on hair loss all over the scalp, including vertex, crown, and hairline
  • Prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth
  • Affordable as compared to other treatments

Some experts recommend combining minoxidil with finasteride to get the best results as opposed to taking only one of them. However, you may need a prescription for taking a combination medication.


This hair restoration medication is similar to minoxidil and has no side effects associated with minoxidil such as the irritated scalp. According to a study, Nanoxidil use for three months can boost hair growth by 28.6 percent.

This makes Nanoxidil a great choice for men who have scalp sensitivity or have experienced dry skin after using minoxidil. Some specialized hair care products add retinol and azelaic acid to the formulation to promote scalp and hair health. Azelaic acid blocks DHT like finasteride which makes Nanoxidil one of the top five hair restoration treatments. The smaller molecular weight of Nanoxidil bioactive molecules enables them to penetrate faster and more efficiently into the scalp that leads to a better absorption rate. Nanoxidil has also been seen to boost hair growth and hair density.

Laser Treatment

The theory behind the use of laser is that when given in low-dose laser treatments helps boost blood circulation and stimulate hair follicles, resulting in hair growth. A low-level laser is also known as cold laser or red-light therapy and involves irradiation of light photons into the tissues of the scalp. The weak follicle cells absorb the photons which encourage hair growth. research is needed, but some studies have yielded encouraging results:

Studies have shown that low-dose laser therapy is effective and safe for promoting hair growth in men and women. A study, in particular, showed that laser therapy boosted hair growth by 39 percent over sixteen weeks.

Laser combs are on the list of the best hair loss treatments for men in 2021 on many review sites. They emit low-dose laser or red light that boosts blood circulation in the follicles as you brush your hair. To maximize the exposure of the scalp to light, it is important to brush slowly and repeatedly.

Hair Growth Kit

The fifth one on the list of the best hair loss treatments for men is a hair growth kit that combines FDA-approved medications and topical hair care products to give the best results. The brand that makes the hair growth kit also offers free online consultation with a doctor.

The hair growth kit contains Minoxidil, Finasteride tablets, biotin gummies, and DHT blocking shampoo as well as conditioner. Biotin is the other name for Vitamin B7 and is a key vitamin required for healthy hair and nails.

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Best Hair Loss Treatment Plans For Every Budget

By drroystoller
Feb Wed,21

Hair loss affects more than one in five people in the US with men being at a greater risk than women. Several factors can cause hair loss including stress, age, medication, lifestyle changes, and diseases like alopecia areata. It is entirely possible to regrow lost hair follicles with care and treatment. In this article, we shall look at some hair loss treatment plans that are ideal for every budget type.


Minoxidil is commonly used for the treatment of hair loss. It is FDA-approved and is a nonprescription substance that is effective at slowing down hair loss. A hair loss specialist suggests using it for eight months continuously to see a change. For best results, massage the solution onto your scalp once or twice daily.

Some users reported experiencing an increase in hair loss in the initial weeks. Experts say that the loss is temporary and treatment can be still continued if there is no scalp itching or burning. You can purchase Rogaine’s solution with a 5% minoxidil concentration priced at $23 (2.1 ounces, pack of 1) for women and $24 (2.1 ounces, pack of 1) for men.


You can use a range of shampoo products to curtail hair fall. Shampoos containing zinc pyrithione can reduce hair loss caused by dandruff. Head and Shoulders Deep Moisture Shampoo is an excellent choice available at $6. You can also make your hair look fuller by using a volumizing shampoo that deposits ingredients like keratin and wheat protein in your hair. You can opt for OGX Thick and Full Biotin and Collagen volumizing shampoo available at $7.

You can also use shampoo to cover bald spots on your scalp. A tinted dry shampoo like Orlanda Pita Color Boost Dry Shampoo (cost $22) can help camouflage exposed hairlines.

Essential oils and conditioners rich in oil

Essential oils can be beneficial in promoting hair growth in addition to giving them shine and strength. Lavender oil ($8 for half an ounce) can generate growth in hair cells and reduce stress. Antibacterial and antimicrobial properties can further improve scalp health. Use it by combining few drops of lavender oil with coconut oil or olive oil and leave it on your scalp for at least 10 minutes before washing out with shampoo.

Conditioners rich in natural oils can make hair less likely to break when pressure is applied such as while brushing or tying. Honest Company Conditioner containing coconut oil (cost $10) can penetrate your hair and make it stronger.

Scalp tonic

Research suggests that serums containing peptides can improve scalp health and reduce inflammation which is responsible for hair loss. You can apply Rapid Regrowth Serum (cost $55) or Rene Furterer Serum (cost $82) on your scalp once daily and follow it up with minoxidil for best results.

Laser technology

If you are interested in laser treatment and have a generous budget, the Revian RED Hair growth cap offers a 25% improvement in hair density following four continuous months of use. This cap emits red light to enhance blood circulation in your scalp boosting oxygen and nutrient supply to your hair follicles and promoting growth. This cap is priced at $995.

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Obesity and Hair Loss

By drroystoller
Jan Sat,21

Hair loss can arise from myriad causes and can be quite unpredictable. Some people lose hair as they age, others lose it early in life, while yet others have a full head of hair even as senior citizens. Some people can attribute it to stress, while others can sail through the most stressful phase without their luxurious tresses showing any impact. If you are trying to address hair loss, then the most critical step is to figure out what is causing it. Even if you go for a hair transplant to restore lost hair, it helps to know how to keep the rest of your hair intact and healthy. That way you have both a solution for the hair loss you have already suffered and a preventive method for keeping further baldness away.

One of the most common questions people ask when they are looking for hair restoration techniques is whether their weight gain can be a cause. For obese people who suffer from a host of ailments arising from weight, this is common query. Obesity and hair loss do have links but it is important for you to understand exactly how they are connected.

No direct link

The good news is that just because you are obese, you will typically not start losing hair. If you have recently put on weight, you may not need to start worrying if you will start losing hair as well. If you have always been overweight, that may not be the reason for your excessive hair loss either. That said, there IS some association between obesity and hair loss.

There may be some underlying factors that have led to obesity that may also promote hair loss. Also, obesity may be leading to some conditions where hair loss is inevitable. Treatments that you are taking for weight gain may be affecting your system overall and leading to hair loss. Here are some situations wherein hair loss and obesity can be connected to each other.

  • Stress and obesity:

There is quite some evidence to show that when your stress levels are high, you tend to put on weight. For those who lead a high stress lifestyle, obesity is a common fall out. The same cause also results in hair loss. High stress levels may result in such severe hair loss that you have to opt for medication to promote hair out of the telogen or resting phase.  Hair loss due to stress is not permanent.

  • Diabetes related obesity:

Diabetics often struggle with weight control. Obesity is a common occurrence among diabetics. This same condition also affects your hair, causing hair loss quite significantly. Since diabetes affects the circulatory function within our body, blood flow to the scalp is impaired. This means that the delivery of nutrients to follicles is disrupted and hair growth stops.

  • Hormonal balance and weight gain:

Any imbalance in hormones causes a lot of disruption within the body. When your hormone levels fluctuate you could put on weight incredibly fast. At the same time, such hormonal imbalances also affect your hair follicle regeneration. Hair loss is an inevitable outcome and as is thinning. Remember that thyroid imbalances are known to cause hair loss and thinning. Thyroid imbalance can be a  prime reason for weight gain. In short, hormonal imbalance that leads to obesity may also cause hair problems.

  • Poor diet and weight control:

One of the most common causes for obesity is lack of proper diet control. Eating too much or eating too many little meals, snacking on empty calories- all of these can contribute heavily to weight gain. Eating food that is not replete with the right nutrients and fiber is another reason for weight gain or lack of control over weight. Anemia is a common cause of hair loss especially in vegetarians and vegans. Blood tests can miss an iron  deficiency if the correct tests are not ordered.

The other side of the coin

  • If you are taking medication for weight loss, many of those could affect your hair quality and also impair hair growth rate. As a result, you may be losing hair quickly and your hair may be thinning out at a fast pace. I
  • Dieting to lose weight might promote hair loss. Remember that your hair needs some essential nutrients, such as proteins, vitamin E etc. to grow healthy and strong. If your crash diet has cut down all of your nutrition intake, that could be drastically affecting your hair too. Any diet that you undertake should have a good balance of nutrients so your body is not affected adversely.
  • Another common outcome of obesity is heart disease. With heart disease, the blood circulation is impaired to every part of your body. Poor circulation means poor delivery of nutrients to the scalp and in turn, this leads to hair fall too. This is yet another way in which obesity may lead to hair loss not directly but in an indirect fashion.

In conclusion:

Even if your weight increase is not directly responsible for your hair loss or baldness, keep in mind that maintaining good health overall is a great way to ensure hair health too. Bringing your weight down to the ideal levels, ensuring that your body is fit and well- nourished ensures that your hair is healthy and lustrous too.

You can change your dietary habits, get into the habit of exercising regularly and control your weight without compromising nutrition so that you prevent further hair loss.

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Restoring the Frontal Hairline

By drroystoller
Jan Sat,21

For most men and women with hair loss, the hairline is one of the most important areas to consider. It is usually where you first start to see hair loss and is often the greatest point of insecurity. When people look at you, they notice your hairline first.

Hair loss typically begins to thin just below the temple and forehead and recedes towards the crown, the back of the head. Women tend to thin behind the hairline in a christmas tree pattern, a zigzag. Often the temple areas of women, or “edges,” can be affected as well.

During a hair loss consultation, the surgeon will assess your frontal hairline and discuss the results you are expecting, and your hair restoration goals. The physician will also evaluate the donor area to assure you have healthy hair to transplant. When designing the hairline for each patient, the  surgeon considers your age, hair color, hair type, and the extent of your hair loss.

When it comes to rebuilding the hairline with hair transplants, 1- 2 hair follicle units can be used to create a softer, natural hairline around the edges.

Restoring the hairline has the greatest cosmetic effects, regardless of the degree of hair loss, and should generally be less painful than removing the hair follicles from the front scalp. To restore the hairline in the front area, the follicle should be transplanted with a 1-2 hair transplant unit to the desired area in front of the scalp.

The first thing to remember is that you cannot replicate a low, flat hairline in the same way as you did before natural hair loss. In FUE hair transplantation, the hair is removed from one known donor site and transplanted to another known “donor site.” FUE hair transplants allow you to bring your own hair back to the place where it stopped growing or thinning, for natural looking results.

A combination of surgery and medication can lower the patient’s hairline and forehead to eliminate the occurrence of hair loss. With the implantation of hair, we can advance the treatment of hair loss and the restoration of a flat, front hairline.

If you are interested in restoring your frontal hairline, or just looking for more information about hair transplants, please visit our site at hairdoctornyc.com or call and book a consultation with Dr. Stoller at 212-920-4499.

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Ethnic Considerations in Hair Transplant Design

By drroystoller
Jan Tue,21

Hairline shape and design is one of the most important aspects of any hair transplant, and it’s important to consider people’s hair type when discussing a desired hairline as well. Different ethnicities require different considerations for the best, most natural-looking results.

Dr. Stoller has developed an ethnic hair design technique, which naturally matches the hairline in addition to the patient’s ethnic background, and considers a variety of factors such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, and more. Dr. Stoller takes into account the look and feel of the natural hair and the patient’s own hair goals.

Patients must be aware that ethnic and racial differences are important considerations in a hair transplant, and choose a qualified hair transplant surgical team that has experience with their exact hair type. Viewing your surgeon’s hair transplant photos can give you an idea of a possible hairline and serve as a reference point for your consultation. In the consultation your surgeon will discuss your medical history and conduct an examination of your scalp to determine whether you are suitable for a hair transplant.

Very curly hair, or curved follicles, provide an increased chance of transaction in some patients.  For example, African American patients generally have coarser hair that grows in a curved shape, so it is important to maintain the correct angulation of their naturally coarse hair. This is especially true with all  female hair transplants. The angles which hair design is created must be carefully created.  There are actually three vectors that a hair is placed in: forward/back, right/left and rotation around the axis of insertion.

Hair transplantation is so complex that ethnic considerations can make a big difference in the success of the operation. Your age, ethnicity, and size of your head and forehead are important factors to get a good hair transplant for your hairline, but they are not as important as other factors such as your race or ethnicity. You can’t forget how old and ethnic you are or how big your head or forehead is if you’re not able to get the best hair transplants for your hairline.

If you are considering a hair transplant and would like to schedule a consultation, visit https://hairdoctornyc.com or call Dr. Stoller’s office at 212-920-4499.


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A Review of Modern Surgical Hair Restoration Techniques

By drroystoller
Jan Sun,21

Are you planning on undergoing a hair restoration treatment?

Hair transplant and restoration is a great way to regain your natural hairline. These days, medical science has come very far and you’ll receive the most authentic results post-surgery. Additionally, surgical technology has also improved its precision and finesse. This ensures you get the results you want, quickly and safely.

At Hair Doctor NYC, Dr. Roy B Stoller is one of the leading hair restoration specialists in the United States. He is actively involved in researching and improving modern surgical hair restoration procedures. His priority is to make hair transplant surgeries as seamless and as safe as possible. Feel free to contact us to learn about his work and to schedule a consult with him about your treatment.

Three modern surgical hair restoration treatments to know about:

To appreciate hair restoration, one must first understand what a hair follicle is.

A follicle is a specialized structure that is located in the dermal layer of your skin. It contains a variety of cells, which are responsible for the growth, stability, and health of the hair. A follicular unit refers to a group of 2-4 hair follicles that grow together. Hair restoration yields authentic results when follicular units are grouped in an aesthetic  manner during surgery.

Two popular methods which we’ll discuss, use  follicular units to provide you a natural hairline.

  • Follicular Unit Transplant

The Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) surgical technique has been in practice for over two decades. During this time, it has been improved tremendously. This hair restoration surgical technique involves transplanting healthy hair follicles.

Typically, the hair in the back of the head is immune from hair loss,  In the FUT technique, a small strip of skin containing healthy follicular units is removed. It is grafted onto the site where the hairline is receding.

The healthy hair follicles are separated from skin tissue and set aside in a holding

solution. This ensures they remain viable for many hours after removal. The receiving site is prepared by making tiny slits that are large enough to receive the transplanted follicular units. Once the graft is in place, a specialized trichophytic closure using sutures is used to stitch the skin in-place.While the FUT is a great hair transplant technique, it can lead to mild scarring at the strip on the back of the head, where the hair follicles were harvested.

  • Follicular Unit Extraction

To reduce scarring in the donor area associated with FUT, doctors have devised another technique called the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

This surgery starts in the same way as the FUT. Your hairline is evaluated and the right area for harvesting healthy hair follicles is selected.  This tool extracts the hair follicle fully and results in minimal scarring. There are no sutures required.

Once the hair follicles are extracted, they are stored in holding  solution. The recipient site is prepared by making the tiny incisions necessary to insert the extracted follicles. In most cases, these incisions heal themselves very quickly and only need a temporary bandage for a few days. The blood vessels in the recipient site will nourish your newly-restored follicles, enabling them to grow into healthy hairs.

  • Robotic Hair Restoration

Robotic hair restoration is the most state-of-the-art hair transplant procedure available today. Here, doctors use a cutting-edge robotic arm that has been specially designed to carefully extract hair follicles from the harvest area. The biggest advantage of robotic hair restoration is that it assists the surgeon to help maximize your result. It is only as good as the surgeon using it.  This robot is powered using advanced image-guided precision technology. This means the hair transplant surgery is completely personalized based on the images that the robot takes of your head and scalp. This ensures the highest degree of accuracy and the most natural results.

The most-renowned robotic hair transplant technology in-use today is the ARTAS®. It helps is used to identify:

  •         The healthiest donor sites.
  • The most-ideal hair follicles to harvest.
  • The best technique to collect hair follicles.

ARTAS’s knowledge base is continuously updated based on surgical nuances and outcomes. This ensures that the latest expertise in hair restoration is utilized to help you get back your natural hairline.

Dr. Roy B Stoller is a highly-qualified hair transplant surgeon, with experience in all three types of surgical hair restoration. He has experience performing the Follicular Unit Transplant and Follicular Unit Extraction procedures on men and women of all ages and at various stages of balding. During the surgery, our focus is on ensuring a natural hairline is restored.

We are one of the premier adopters of the ARTAS® robotic hair transplant system in NYC. The ARTAS is an FDA-approved, cutting-edge robotic surgical system that is designed to provide the most-precise hair restoration results.

Browse our website to see the results of our FUT, FUE and ARTAS hair restoration surgeries.

How do you decide which surgical technique is right for you?

There are three criteria you need to consider when selecting which option is right for you.

Density: FUTs tend to yield more grafts than FUE procedures

Aesthetics: FUEs have less visible scarring


Athough the FUE and robotic surgeries seem to be much better options than the FUT, they do come at a cost. FUT is a relatively cost-effective procedure, compared to FUE and robotic surgery. In fact, robotic surgery can be very expensive, given the state-of-the-art resources that are used to perform hair restoration but is worth it for the best aesthetic look. If you want a hair transplant on a budget, the FUT might be the ideal procedure for you.

Dr. Roy B Stoller is highly-experienced in performing all three hair restoration treatments. He can help you choose the surgical technique that is ideal for you. Feel free to contact us today to schedule a consult with Dr. Roy B Stoller for evaluation and treatment.

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17 Best Foods To Stop Hair Loss Naturally

By drroystoller
Dec Thu,20

Hair loss affects millions of people in the United States. It is a very common condition, but it can significantly impact our self-confidence. While there is no magic solution to stop hair loss the moment a single strand falls out, there is something you can do to slow down hair thinning.

Nutrition is a great way to regain control over your scalp health. By consuming nutritious fruits and vegetables, you can naturally slow down the shedding of hair.  Nutrition-based hair loss reduction is a very healthy and holistic process that is very safe for everyone to follow.

Here are 17 foods you can include in your diet to reduce hair fall and regrow hair:

  1. Spinach

Spinach naturally contains sebum, which is an essential ingredient for moisturized and conditioned hair. When you eat spinach, you increase sebum content in your scalp. Spinach also contains potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A & C, calcium, folate, magnesium and iron. These are essential to keep hair healthy and prevent breakage.

  1. Greek yogurt

If your hair loss is due to severe hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, then Greek yogurt will be a good addition to your diet. Yogurt contains iodine and selenium, which help provide the nutrients necessary to reduce thyroid gland enlargement. This too helps slow down hair loss by keeping hair in the anagen phase, the active growth phase of hair.

  1. Nuts, seeds & berries

Pistachios, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and blueberries have anti-hair-loss properties. They are chock-full of antioxidants like tocotrienols and beta-sitosterol, which remove harmful free radicals from the body. This helps preserve the important proteins which keep your hair healthy and shiny.

Nuts, berries & seeds also have many vitamins like Vitamin B5 and Vitamin C.

Vitamin C in particular is used by the body to produce collagen, which regenerates cellular damage to skin and hair cells.

  1. Sweet potato

Sweet potato may look simple; but it is a nutritious food. It contains beta-carotene, iron, potassium, copper and magnesium. Together, these nutrients heal and regenerate the hair follicles and skin cells in the scalp, improving the health of your hair.

Sweet potato also has a cleansing and de-clogging effect. Its nutrients break down the dirt and toxins in your scalp pores, allowing your hair follicles to breathe.

  1. Barley

Barley contains Vitamin E, which absorbs UV radiation from the sun and prevents hair bleaching & breakage. Additionally, barley has nutrients like niacin, procyanidin-B3 and thiamine. This promotes hair follicle cellular growth, reducing the appearance of thinning. Barley also prevents the formation of dandruff.

  1. Bok choy

Ferritin is a very important protein, that stores unused iron in your body, for later use. When ferritin levels are low, you experience hair loss because of iron deficiency. Iron is necessary to carry oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to your hair roots.

Bok choy is a leafy vegetable that contains lots of iron and ferritin. Eating Bok choy regularly can help ensure you are never iron deficient. Vitamin C has been shown to increase iron absorption.

  1. Chicken

Chicken contains an omega-6 fatty acid called arachidonic acid. It has been discovered to improve the expression of certain factors which reduce hair fall and stimulate hair growth. Additionally, chicken is a very rich source of protein, which has the ability to strengthen brittle hair.

  1. Eggs

Eggs are a great way to address the problem of dry and rough hair, in addition to hair fall. They contain a vitamin called Biotin, which hydrates the follicles of your hair, helping them stay attached to the scalp for longer. This vitamin is also the same one which gives our fingernails their strength.

  1. Lentils

Lentils are chock-full of folic acid, which are highly essential for the well-being of the RBCs (red blood cells) which carry oxygen-rich blood to your scalp. In addition to this, lentils contain a combination of vitamins and minerals like zinc, biotin, iron and proteins. This improves hair vitality and slows down the rate of hair fall.

  1. Red meat like beef

Iron deficiency causes a lot of hair loss, particularly in women. A serving of beef, even as small as 4 ounces (0.15 kg), can give you 20% of the iron content you need for the day. Not only beef, but any red meat can help. Eating it 2-3 times a week, can help you increase your iron intake, reducing hair fall.

  1. Seafood like Halibut & Oyster

All seafood contains omega-3 fatty acids, which have a very healing effect on your hair and skin. They moisturize and enrich your skin with nutrients. They also reduce the skin inflammation that comes after hair loss. The decrease in inflammation quickens the cycle of hair regrowth.

Halibut in particular contains high levels of magnesium, which is instrumental in reducing the insulin levels in your body – which is responsible for hair loss. Oysters have a high concentration of zinc in them. This zinc is necessary for cellular rebuilding of hair follicles and repair of hair damage.

  1. Soy

Recent research indicates that isoflavones in soy can help reduce hair fall by impacting DHT concentration. DHT is very harmful to the hair of people who are sensitive to it. DHT shortens the hair lifecycle tremendously and reduces the size of the hair follicle, promoting hair to shed in clumps.

Isoflavones reduce DHT accumulation in your hair follicles, protecting them from shedding.

  1. Honey

There’s a reason many hair conditioners contain honey. It contains humectant and emollient properties.

Honey has the ability to easily bind water molecules to hair roots, moisturizing them. This keeps the nutrients in the hair sealed in and ensures the hair lives longer. Additionally, honey has the ability to give hair a beautiful smooth texture and shine you, love.

  1. Avocados

Avocados are enriched with Vitamin E, potassium, biotin and magnesium, which are enormously helpful in keeping weak hair follicles strong. It’s also been found that the Vitamin E in avocados can seal-in cuticles and repair any damage to the skin on the scalp. This creates a conducive environment for hair fall to slow down and regrow.

  1. Beetroot

Drinking a glass of beetroot juice every day can strengthen your hair by infusing it with essential Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium. Beetroot has the ability to tighten the pores on the scalp, ensuring the hair roots are tightly lodged in your scalp. Beetroot has also been found to increase the hair’s absorbability, allowing it to take in more nutrients.

  1. Papaya

One papaya has more Vitamin C and potassium, than what is present in one large orange. Eating papaya regularly or even applying fresh papaya paste to your scalp can hydrate your hair, reduce dandruff and prevent hair thinning.

Papaya can also restore softness and smoothness to your hair.

  1. Oatmeal

One of the primary reasons for hair loss in men and women is increased insulin levels. Oatmeal contains beta-glucans, which improves your insulin sensitivity and slows down hair fall.

Oatmeal is also a rich source of protein and nutrients like folic acid, iron, biotin and zinc.

Do you need faster results?

Nutritious foods are very effective in slowing down hair loss and boosting hair growth. But, it can take months, sometimes years for the effects to be seen. If you don’t want to or you can’t wait so long, you can always consider hair restoration treatment.

Dr. Roy B Stoller is one of the most experienced and highly-qualified hair transplant specialists practicing in New York City. He has over 25 years’ experience helping men and women regain their beautiful hairline through timely treatment.

We specialize in cutting-edge hair restoration procedures that are minimally-invasive and safe for patients of all age groups. Depending on your unique medical history and hair restoration needs, we recommend a treatment that can help you get back your shiny crop of hair, in just a few sessions.

Feel free to reach out to us to schedule a consultation.

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Aesthetic Distribution of Follicular Units

By drroystoller
Dec Sat,20

Follicular unit extraction, also known as FUE hair transplantation, is a labor-intensive hair transplant procedure that leaves no visible scars and allows the patient to wear his hair very short. It has been a much-discussed surgical procedure in the field of hair transplantation for many years.

In the FUE process, follicular units are extracted from the donor area of the patient with a small round micro punch. The needle of the punch is aligned axially to the scalp, which is removed and cut along the circumference of a selected follicle unit. After cutting, the actual graft is dissected by a technician who ensures that the follicular units remain intact. This dissection is performed under a microscope for visualization, which can reduce the waste of valuable donor hair.

The availability of FUE transplants expands the possibilities that patients can consider for surgical hair restoration. It allows for Improved positioning of harvesting tools based on the angle and orientation of follicular units and improves the effectiveness of hair transplantation procedures while reducing the chances of a hair transaction during harvesting.

In applying this system and hair transplant methods, it is important to plan transplants first by selecting the “endpoint”, or the exact location where the hair is to be implanted, and specifying the exact angle and orientation of where each follicle element is to be implanted.

In this method, a naturally occurring group of one to four hairs, or follicular unit, is removed from the patient during hair restoration and then surgically implanted into the bald area of the patient’s scalp. The grafts are separated and placed on the scalp to mimic natural growth. In the past, harvested grafts were relatively large (up to 3.5 mm), whereas more recently the transplant from the donor can be as small as a single follicle unit, 0.8mm. Aesthetic density is achieved with 35 units of transplanted hair per square cm of scalp.

Single follicular units are often used to fill the hairline and achieve greater density in the center of the scalp. For example, individual hair follicle units (F1s) are often used to frame the face by creating or reinforcing an existing hairline. Larger follicular units are used to fill in areas behind the hairline.

FUE hair transplants are considered one of the best forms of hair restoration today. Find out if you are a good candidate for FUE by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Stoller online at hairdoctornyc.com or call his office at 212-920-4499.

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The Many Approaches to Hair Loss

By drroystoller
Nov Sat,20

Hair loss is a widespread condition that affects both men and women and can be treated in a variety of ways. We have reached the point where baldness is no longer one’s destiny and hair restoration is readily accessible with modern techniques. Hairline restoration is an ever-evolving field and one of the most exciting aspects of modern hair loss treatment.

Surgical hair restoration involves transplanting healthy hair (hair grafts) into the hairline to help the individual have a full, natural-looking hairline. In hair transplantation, the hair follicle is taken from one area or part of the scalp and individually transplanted to the thinning areas.

Dr. Roy B. Stoller uses the latest techniques and technology to restore the hairline with fresh, full, vibrant hair. The combination of high-quality, cost-effective hair removal and lowered hair lines allows patients to treat their hair as well as skin, skin tone, hair color, and hair structure correctly.

If you are not sure if now is the best time for FUE hair transplantation, or if you want to learn more about the procedure and whether or not you are a good candidate, contact our team to schedule a consultation.

When you visit our clinic for a consultation, we will discuss your hair loss, hair transplant goals and which procedure is best and how it can help you achieve a natural appearance. Dr. Stoller will take a history, examine your scalp and hairline to determine the cause of your hair loss. He offers many treatments outside of surgical procedures, including laser and medical therapy, that can also be an option. You can view before and after photos of the different treatments to get a visual of the results. Dr. Stoller always requires a consultation before scheduling any procedures.

Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors. Sometimes it is genetic, other times it is caused by disease or infection, stress, childbirth and the list goes on. If the hair follicles are damaged for a number of reasons, hair loss along the receding hairline may be the result. Depending on the cause of hair loss, there is a risk that you will still lose hair after the transplant if you decide to transplant hair from the back of the scalp into the hairline without doing anything about the root cause of your hair loss.

The good news is that there are a number of ways to cope with the declining hairline and to regrow the hair. For example, you can have follicular unit extraction (FUE) performed to restore the hairline by replacing donor hair from other parts of the scalp with your hairline. Although most of these remedies cannot really regenerate the hair, they can preserve the current hair and slow the loss of additional hair.

When you make a decision about how to tackle your hair loss, you should think about the quality of today’s hairline procedures. From medicines, therapies and surgery, there are a lot of excellent, state-of-the-art options to consider.

For more information on hair transplant surgery in NY visit hairdoctornyc.com and give us a call at 212-920-4499 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stoller today!

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How Platelet Rich Plasma Can Change Your Hair

By drroystoller
Nov Sat,20

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been gaining a lot of press lately because it is the basis of Kim K’s vampire facial, but what you may not know is that it is also a hot topic in hair growth. You’ve probably heard of it in the context of skin care, hair care and even beauty products, but you probably still don’t understand how it really works.

If you have tried or studied alternative treatments for hair loss, you may have learned a little more about the effects of Rich Plasma (PRP) on hair growth. Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mostly made of water and protein and its purpose is to allow for red and white blood cells and platelets, move through your bloodstream. The platelet itself is what makes blood clot and helps with healing.

The use of PRP in the treatment of hair loss has the potential to change the way we treat hair loss worldwide, even for men and women who are not yet ready for hair transplants. It is a great option for people who can’t have a hair transplant due to illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. It is a natural way for the body to promote hair growth by using the patient’s own platelet rich plasma as a stimulant.

After separating the blood in a centrifuge, doctors inject the plasma with a small needle. In some cases, PRP are injected into the tear spots to correct pigment problems that present themselves as dark circles.

If you suffer from hair loss, talk to a specialist and find out if PRP hair restoration is a viable option for your needs. During your consultation you’ll discuss reasons you may be losing your hair and which treatments would best suit your type of hair loss. The experienced team at Dr. Stoller’s Clinic in New York City will show you a variety of treatments for hair recovery, so we can see if you are a candidate for PRP therapy. If PRP is an option, you can expect to have to give a blood sample prior to the treatment.

By using your own platelets, doctors can help you stimulate your hair by injecting platelet-rich plasma into your scalp. By increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles, PRP helps the hair follicle obtain more of the nutrients that pass through the bloodstream making them healthier. Not only can PRP help promote the regrowth of healthy hair, but it also has the potential to make your existing hair thicker.

As with many treatments, there is no guarantee that hair loss won’t return after the treatment, so it is recommended that patients schedule routine sessions for best results.

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Hair Transplant Design & Aesthetics

By drroystoller
Nov Sat,20

Hair loss affects both men and women and is said to impact 1 in 5 Americans. Over time we have developed ways to combat it, with the most effective being hair transplant surgery. Hair transplants are practiced by people all over the world and is one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery for men.

A well-performed hair transplant will cause a lifelong change in the hairline and hair density of a patient and can make them feel more confident and happier with their overall appearance. The results of successful hair implantation are permanent, as the transplanted hair follicles will continue to grow for the lifetime of the patient.

The aesthetic appearance of a hair transplant depends on many different factors, such as the type of transplant, the form of hair loss, and the number of hair follicles. A wide range of different aesthetic designs are available for hair implantation and transplantation process to suit the varying needs of patients.

The ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System is one of the newer tools for performing hair transplants. This form of hair restoration reduces the time and cost of assisting the surgeon in hair restoration, while providing precision, control, and reproducibility. ARTAS allows for no linear scarring or stitches, which creates a more natural looking result.

During a hair consultation, it is important for the surgeon to understand what the patient wants to achieve with the Hair Transplant Design & Aesthetics

Men who choose to have a hair transplant understand the need to be realistic and reasonable and give themselves the best chance of achieving the desired results. It is also necessary for the transplant surgeon to calculate the number of hairs that need to be devoted to the central scalp and hairline, which can also influence the possible shape of the hairline.

Most people have between 5,000-7,500 grafts that can be transplanted. In contrast to the strip method, the FUE hair transplant procedure requires that the hair from the donor area is cut very short. The hairs in the donor area are hidden in an area that grows in the back of the head and is bordered by the front and sides of a thin strip of skin on the left and right and cut off at the very front.

Dr. Stoller is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in NYC and has developed his technique over the last 15 years to create patterns for hair transplants that ensure a natural-looking result. You can schedule a hair loss consultation with him online at hairdoctornyc.com or call his office

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Hair Transplant Surgery for the Crown

By drroystoller
Oct Thu,20

Many hair transplant patients are looking to focus on their hairline and crown area for their procedures. Restoring the crown is one of the more complicated hairs transplant procedures and requires extensive grafts and expert precision.

Hair loss in the crown area can be experienced by both men and women but is most common in men with male pattern baldness. Crown hair loss can be caused by different forms of alopecia, anagen hair loss, inflammatory scalp,  tinea capitis, trichotillomania, and many others. Not all forms of hair loss can be treated surgically, so it’s important to have a consultation to decide on the best treatment for your specific concerns.

FUE (follicular unit extraction) is one of the best methods for tackling hair loss in the crown area. The robot-assisted hair transplant surgical procedure is the most advanced and modern hair transplant procedure in the world. You can learn more about the FUE procedure by visiting the FUE section of our site.

After your surgical procedure, you should be able to resume your normal activities within 24 hours but avoid anything strenuous to reduce the risk of injury. You can expect to see some small scabbing following the surgery as well. Your surgeon may recommend hair loss medications following surgery to ensure the best results.

The cost of crown hair transplants varies widely, based primarily on the cost of covering hair loss and hair density, which is necessary for natural results. Since the crown area requires expert precision, there are fewer doctors experienced in this form of hair restoration, which can increase the overall cost of the procedure.

Choosing a surgeon with thorough experience in crown hair restoration will give you the best probability for a successful procedure. Dr. Stoller has been at the forefront of the hair transplant industry for over 25 years, performing over 1,000 hair transplants on both men and women. He has a wealth of expertise in this type of procedure and has proven to be a world-class expert in both body and hair transfer procedures and transplants.

If you want to know more about what hair transplant technology can do to restore your crown to its former glory, make an appointment with Dr. Stoller for a consultation.

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What You Need To Know BEFORE a Hair Transplant

By drroystoller
Sep Tue,20

Hair transplants can be life altering and bring patients immeasurable joy, but there are a few things you should know about hair transplants before scheduling your own. There are many different types of transplants that depend on hair type, along with different techniques and technology and you should research your options and talk with a surgeon before any surgical procedure.

First and foremost, you want to find a reputable surgeon with proven results and real before and after photos and reviews. Choosing your surgeon will also depend on the type of hair loss you have and the procedure you want to have done. Make sure to find someone who specializes in the procedure you need, whether that’s FUE, FUT or ARTAS.

To find the best hair transplant surgeon, it is essential that you determine the cause and extent of hair loss, which makes it the most important factor in deciding on the type of hair restoration to pursue.

Hair transplants today can look very natural when done by an experienced surgeon using both the Strip method and the FUE method. Outside of the preferred hair transplant methods, there are other lesser-known options, such as the use of biopsies and bioplastics.

Hair transplantation involves a hair growth cycle during the recovery phase, and the transplanted hair can bounce back after several months if the hair grows during this cycle. In hair transplantation, active hair follicles are removed from the donor area of the scalp and implanted at the site where the scalp has thinned or become bald. A consultation will need to take place to check whether you are eligible for FUE hair transplantation or if a different option would work better for your hair type.

If you are considering hair transplantation and aren’t sure where to start, contact Dr. Stoller today for a consultation. You can discuss the different procedures, your hair growth and goals and learn more about what is involved in the process. Visit hairdoctornyc.com to learn more.

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FALL SPECIAL: Hair Transplant & PRP Combination

By drroystoller
Oct Mon,19

FALL SPECIAL – Book Your Hair Transplant Procedure before Dec. 1, 2019 and receive 2 PRP Hair Loss Treatments for no Extra Charge! ($2,000 value)

This 34 year old male patient was experiencing temple hairline recession and thinning in the crown. He was not interested in taking oral medication like finasteride and wanted to slightly advance his front hairline and add density.

Dr. Stoller performed a small 1200 FUE graft ARTAS hair transplant procedure to fill the hairline and 2 PRP hair loss injection therapy treatments in the crown. No grafts were transplanted into the crown area. After photos were taken 10 months post-op.

PRP hair loss therapy

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Stoller! Call 212-920-4499!

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2.5 Month PRP Follow Up Results

By drroystoller
Mar Thu,19

This 26 year old male patient came in for a hair loss consultation 2.5 months ago and based on the patients young age and degree of hair loss Dr. Stoller prescribed a medical therapy treatment plan first. For this patient Dr. Stoller recommended Propecia 1.mg tablet orally/ daily and PRP hair loss therapy to maintain…

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Celebrity Chef Hamlet Garica ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant with Dr Roy Stoller, NYC

By drroystoller
May Tue,18

 Celebrity Chef and cancer survivor Hamlet Garica undergoes Artas Robotic Hair Transplant. Dr. Roy B. Stoller, a New York City hair transplant surgeon, utilizes this this cutting edge procedure to restore Hamlet’s hair. With no linear scarring and nearly no downtime, this procedure is the answer for many men to male hair loss.

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PRP Hair Loss Therapy Results

By drroystoller
May Fri,18

This 24 year old male patient presented advanced Norwood Class 3  hair loss. It is proper medical practice to  be very cautious treating young males experiencing hair loss. Often young men with advanced hair loss are very likely to eventually  have significant hair loss that can progress to Norwood Class 6 or 7. Therefore hair…

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What is All the Excitement about PRP

By drroystoller
Apr Mon,18

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.  It is an important part of the newly evolving field of Regenerative Medicine.  Since 1987, Orthopedic Surgeons have been using PRP to promote healing of bones and joints.  It is now accepted as a safe and effective treatment for Regenerative Plastic Surgery, including hair loss and thinning in both…

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Does Rogaine work for a receding hairline?

By drroystoller
Jul Tue,15

DOES ROGAINE WORK FOR A RECEDING HAIRLINE? It is one of our most frequently ask questions – and for good reason. It would be ideal for many with receding hairlines to rub-a-dub-dub and regrow your entire hairline. That’s not going to happen – but it may help a little.  WHAT IS ROGAINE? Topical solutions of…

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