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Our Approach to Treating

Hair Loss

Hair loss, or alopecia, affects many people of all ages. For some, hair loss is hereditary and occurs as a natural part of aging. In others, hair loss may be a sign of an underlying medical condition.

NYU Langone dermatologists have the experience to distinguish the various patterns of hair loss and identify the cause. They diagnose different types of hair loss by clinical examination, biopsy, and advanced techniques and devices, such as computerized measurement tools, that provide detailed information about the health of your scalp and hair.

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Our doctors recognize that hair loss may affect how you feel about your appearance and offer individualized care and emotional support to help you feel comfortable with the way you look.

Treatment for Hair Loss

Dermatologists at NYU Langone prescribe medications to prevent further hair loss and, whenever possible, regrow hair. If the results of diagnostic tests reveal an underlying medical condition as the cause of hair loss, your doctor partners with specialists in other fields to ensure that you receive the treatment you need.

Our Research and Education in Hair Loss

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.