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Hair Loss During Covid

Many patients have reached out to our practice over the past two years with deep concerns that they have seen their hair fall out in clumps after having had Covid.

Hair Loss During COVID

We are proud to share that Dr. Benjamin Paul, our surgeon director at HairCareMD, was a guest on the “Masters of Beauty Podcast” hosted by Dr. Anil Shah.

March 24th, 2021

Dr. Paul discussed “all things hair”. Both Dr. Paul and Dr. Shah are facial plastic surgeons who specialize in hair restoration. We encourage you to listen to their thoughts and tips on hair growth.

All Things Hair Podcast

Stress and Hair Thinning

December 16th, 2020

Dr. Benjamin Paul was recently featured in the "Target Stress" campaign by Nutrafol, a vitamin used to help reduce stress and grow hair.

Today's environment has more stress than ever before, and "Today's stress is tomorrow's hair thinning". Dr. Paul recommends that patients do all they can to reduce external stressors and internal stress.

Stress and Hair Thinning

Top 4 Reasons to Get Your Hair Transplant Now?

October 20th, 2020

One of our patients recently said, “this may be the best time in history to move forward with hair transplant”. We have heard so many good reasons as to why now is a good time to improve your hair. Here are some thoughts from our patients:

Top 4 Reasons to Get Your Hair Transplant Now?

The Female Hairline

July 8th, 2020

The female hairline plays an important role in facial framing. There are a few reasons why your hairline may not be the way you want it. In some cases, you may be born with a hairline that is higher than where you want it. This situation is common, and the hairline may be lowered through transplant. Another reason for loss of the hairline is from a tight hair style leading to "traction alopecia".

The Female Hairline

Dr. Benjamin Paul was interviewed as an expert in hair restoration by Aedit.

May 13th, 2020

In this article, Dr. Paul explains the effects of smoking on hair and hair restoration. In general, smoking constricts blood vessels and may limit blood flow to hair.

Dr. Benjamin Paul Interview with Aedit

A Video Presentation of Traction Alopecia

April 7th, 2020

Each patient is given individualized care at HairCareMD. We understand that each patient has a unique pattern of hair loss, specific donor hair characteristics, and motivations and goals. During the consultation, your motivations and goals will be discussed. A plan will be constructed to best help you reach your hair restoration goals.

Traction Alopecia

Hair Care Do's and Don'ts During Social Distancing

March 23rd, 2020

NYC is amidst a significant COVID-19 viral outbreak. We are being asked as a society to care for each other through “social distancing”. This will reduce the number of cases at any given time to avoid further overwhelming our health care system. Though this makes sense for our society, this decision can challenge our individual goals.

Hair Care Do's and Don'ts

Dr. Benjamin Paul was interviewed for Men’s Health Magazine, where he described the basics of PRP for male hair loss

March 3rd, 2020

PRP, platelet rich plasma, is a liquid derived from the patient’s own blood rich with growth factors. During a visit, a patient’s blood is drawn, centrifuged, and the platelets and plasma are extracted. Inside the platelets are growth factors.

Men's Health Magazine Interview with Dr. Paul

How long after transplant does it take to see a result?

November 22, 2019

The result from a hair transplant continues to improve for one and a half years after transplant, but why? The reason is that when a transplant is performed, hair is transferred from the back of the head (donor site) to a site of thinning (recipeint site, often the front of the head). The hair will grow for some time and then will shed.

Results after hair transplant?

What is the best method of hair transplant?

November 13th, 2019

Patients often wonder, “what is the best method of transplant for me”. I have heard that the best hair transplant may be follicular unit extraction but other places that I look suggest that follicular unit transfer is the best type of hair transplant. In NYC, what is the best hair transplant?

Best method of hair transplant

Growth after hair transplant

November 7th, 2019

Many people wonder about the experience and growth after a hair transplant. Here are the details you need to know.

Growth after hair transplant

One patient at a time

September 30th, 2019

The following patient had a hair transplant to improve the density of her hairline. Hair units were placed to fill in the angle between the frontal and temporal hair and within the egg-shaped area in the center of the front hair called the "frontal core".

One Patient at a Time

What is a hair follicle, and how is it used in transplant?

September 20th, 2019

A transplant works because hair is made from a follicle, which is the like the seed in a garden, that may extracted and replanted in the same patent.

Hair Follicle and how it is used in Transplant

Getting the most out of your hair transplant

August 21st, 2019

Each patient battling hair loss has a different need, a different donor site, and yet the same goal: to get the most out of their hair transplant.

Getting The Most Out Of Your Hair Transplant

How To Reshape Your Hairline

August 7th, 2019

If your desired hairline requires adding hair, transplants may be the solution. Unlike non-invasive laser hair removal, hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that has the ability to produce natural looking results. But it’s not for everyone. “An ideal hair transplant candidate has richly populated donor hair and an area of open scalp in which to plant the hairs,” says Benjamin Paul, MD, a New York City-based board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in hair restoration.

To read the full article: CLICK HERE

Happy 4th of JulyWhat makes up a natural hairline?

Posted July 9th, 2019

A natural hairline is a critical component in hair transplant design. As patients move from their teenage years to their adult life, the hairline matures. A mature hairline is not overly-low and sits at the natural transition between the vertical and horizontal scalp.

Natural Hairline - Full Blog Post

Happy 4th of JulyHappy 4th Of July

Posted July 3rd, 2019

We love that summer is a time of BBQs, relaxation, pools and beach. With all this fun often comes lots of sun!

4th of July - Full Blog Post


3 Years After Hair Transplant

Posted June 26th 2019

3 Year Hair Transplant Results NYCPlaying the long game

There are many patients who are interested ins hair transplant to help restore their hairline or fill in areas of thinning. The single biggest concern that patients express is, "Doc, will the long term result look natural?".

3 Year Hair Transplant Results - Full Blog Post


Female Hair Transplant NYCFemale Hair Transplant NYC

Posted June 18th 2019

As many as 40% of women will have visible hair thinning, a widened part, and increased scalp show.

Female Hair Transplant - Full Blog Post


Hairloss is RelentlessHair Loss is Relentless

Posted May 21st, 2019

Over a lifetime, 80% of men and 40% of women will show visible signs of hair loss.

Hair Loss is Relentless - Full Blog Post


Scalp Micropigmentation

The Advantages of Scalp Micropigmentation

Posted May 14th, 2019

Despite all the surgical and non-surgical advances in hair restoration, the reflection of bare scalp is sometimes unable to be camoflauged and additional cosmetic techniques must be employed. The most common options include topical powder as well as scalp micropigmentation.

The Advantages of Scalp Micropigmentation

Treating The Vertex in WomenTreating The Vertex In Women

Posted February 5th, 2019

The vertex is the spot on the back of head where the vertical scalp meets the horizontal scalp. The vertex tends to have a whorl that spins clockwise in 95% of patients. Traditionally, this is the location where men get a "bald spot". There has been little written about the female experience with vertex thinning.

Treating The Vertex in Women

Following the Roadmap to a Natural Result

Posted November 14th, 2018

At HairCareMD, the surgeons are each experts at following the patient’s existing hair as a roadmap to create a natural result. Each patient’s hair is uniquely distributed and angled.  When a transplant is performed, new hair, which will grow for life, is placed alongside the original hair in the recipient zone. Careful study of the pre-transplant recipient hair dictates the pattern and placement strategy during transplant. Thus, each patient brings his or her own roadmap to each procedure.

Following the Roadmap to a Natural Result

Managing a hairline that is too high

Posted October 2nd, 2018

Though patient's come to our office to address concerns about their hair, we examine each face carefully and individually during each consultation.


Managing a hairline that is too high

Dr. Benjamin Paul was featured on "A Doctor's Perspective" Doctor to Doctor Podcast Interview with Dr. Justin Trosclair Episode 88

Posted September 17th, 2018

Hair Transplants vs PRP plus other Facial Plastic Surgeries with Dr. Benjamin Paul

On this week’s podcast episode 88 you will meet Dr. Benjamin Paul and really experience the passion he has for helping others. Dr. Paul is featured as a leading expert in facial plastics and hair restoration.

Episode 88 A Doctor's Perspective with Dr. Ben Paul

PRP for female hair loss

PRP is platelet rich plasma. PRP is a solution is rich in growth factors and under the correct circumstance, PRP may be used to grow hair. PRP is made by drawing blood from the patient during and office visit.

PRP for Female Hair Loss

When will I see the result after a hair transplant?

A hair transplant involves moving hair from the donor site in the back of the head to the recipient site, which is a region of thinning.On the day of the transplant, the donor hair follicle is inserted with a short hair shaft. This donor hair will grow from 3 weeks to 3 months (or possibly longer) and then shed. Not all the donor hairs will shed on the same day. 

When will I see the result after a hair transplant?

4 Facts about pregnancy and postpartum hair loss

At HairCareMD, we are not just surgeons but also we have a large focus on medical hair restoration. Women's hair is greatly affected by pregnancy. Here are 4 facts about pregnancy and postpartum hair loss:

4 Facts About Pregnancy and Postpartum Hair Loss

What is the best shampoo for flaking?  Can a shampoo help with hair loss?

There is a special group of shampoos that contain an anti-fungal known as ketoconazole. As an antifungal agent, ketoconazole is effective for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis and general "dandruff". There is now strong research showing this topical likely helps with genetic (androgenic) hair loss as well in both men and women. 

Can Shampoo Help with Hair Loss?

Why would a young person consider a hair transplant?

There are many reasons that a younger person considers a hair transplant. To start with, hair loss in young patients is common (roughly 20-30% of 30 year olds have evidence of thinning hair), and can be devastating.

Why would a young person consider a hair transplant?

Helping women find the right treatment for female hair loss is a major focus at HairCareMD

Platelets contain growth factors. These growth factors are concentrated and injected into regions of thinning and shedding on the scalp. The procedure has no downtime and is well tolerated.

PRP Platelet Rich Plasma for Women

Healing after FUE (follicular unit extraction) occurs very rapidly at HAIRCAREMD

Our technique of FUE involves using a proprietary hybrid microdrill to extract just the core components of the follicle. The normal skin is able to heal rapidly. Even at one week, patients are well on their way to healed.

Healing after FUE (follicular unit extraction)

The art of lowering the female hairline

For a variety of reasons, women may ask to have a lower hairline. Like all things, there is an art to achieving a natural result when lowering the hairline. For both men and women. the goal is to achieve facial harmony and balance, and the hairline is an important frame for the face. Every face can be divided into horizontal thirds. 

The art of lowering the female hairline?

How long does a hair transplant last?

At HairCareMD, a hair transplant involves moving hair from the back of the head (the donor site) to an area of thinning or loss (the recipient site). Since the donor hair grows for life, the result of a hair transplant is a permanent enhancement.

How long does a hair transplant last?

Transplanting the beard and side-burns.

A modern single follicle hair transplant has the capacity to go beyond restoring the hairline and improving scalp hair density. The surgeons at HairCareMD can artfully fill patchy loss and shape the side-burns, eyebrows, and beard.

Transplanting The Beard and Side-Burns

What is a follicular unit?  How does we use the variations on follicular units to our advantage during a hair transplant?

The follicular unit is the fundamental unit from which hair grows. The unit contains a hair shaft, a muscle (the arrector pili – the muscle that makes hair “stand on edge”) and a sebaceous gland.  The unit contains 1, 2, 3 or 4 hairs.

What Is a Follicular Unit?

Reinforcing the Mature Hairline

As we age, there are certain changes that may occur. In 80% of men and 40% of women, visible hair loss may be present. Of all the treatments that exist, only a hair transplant represents a lasting and permanent solution for hair thinning. In the case of the hairline, recession is common in men and uncommon in women. With a properly planned hair transplant, the hairline can be reinforced in a mature location that is appropriate for the coming years and decades. 


Reinforcing the Mature Hairline

The Spectrum of Female Hair Loss

Female hair loss has not received the attention it deserves, though over 40% of women will experience visible hair loss over a lifetime. The spectrum of female hair loss ranges from a loss of density to a widened part.


The Spectrum of Female Hair Loss

How can a microscope help evaluate hair loss?

When it comes to hair loss, the scalp contains a lot of valuable information. There are many potential underlying causes for hair loss and each have a specific pattern of change to not only the scalp but also the follicle and the pore from which the follicle emerges. Click below to learn more.

How can a Microscope Evaluate Hair Loss

Why do bald spots happen on the head and what can be done about them?

There are three main reasons for bald spots. The first reason for a bald spot is the loss of hair associated with pattern baldness, known as androgenic alopecia. The type of baldness in men involves a bald spot in the back of the head. Click below to learn more.

Bald spots and what to do about them

How do you create a natural hairline

The hairline frames the face. If the hairline is un-natural, it can be an immediate giveaway that work was done. To craft a natural hairline, HairCareMD have perfected a set of precautions and rules to ensure an optimized result:

Create a Natural Hairline

Recovering from hair transplant

Recovery from hair transplant is easier than most patients anticipate. The goal of recovery is to help ensure that every hair and follicle transplanted survives and that donor site heals beautifully.

Recovering from Hair Transplant

What is the difference between FUT vs FUE?

A hair transplant involves taking hair from one place on the body (often the back of the head) and transferring the hair to a new location (recipient site).

FUT vs. FUE?

What is an Eyebrow Transplantation?

Gorgeous thick eyebrows are in vogue. One may develop a thin eyebrow, patchy loss, or even have full loss of the eyebrows from over plucking, trauma or a medical condition. Happily, there is now a permanent, natural way to recapture your beauty and confidence.

Eyebrow Transplantation

Common questions for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss?

Platelets circulate in the plasma component of your blood and contain valuable growth-factors. These growth factors can be concentrated and used to grow hair.

PRP for Hair Loss

What you need to know about Female Hair Loss?

Female hair loss has NOT received the attention it deserves. Mistakenly thought to be a strictly male disease, women actually make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers. Hair loss in women can be absolutely devastating for the sufferer's self-image and emotional well-being. Though there are some similarities, female and male hair loss are distinct entities with different patterns of hair loss.

Female Hair Loss