Dr. Saurabh Lodha Dr. Lodha is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has been published in a variety of medical journals and has particular interests in melanoma, auto-immune diseases of the skin and aesthetic dermatology.
446 West 38th Street, New York, N.Y.
New York , 446 West 38th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018 New York
Dr. Saurabh Lodha
This was my first appointment with a dermatologist and it was a lot less scary than anticipated! Dr. Lodha is full of knowledge and little facts that will make u want to treat your skin with more respect. He did not lecture yet he explained and I was very thankful for that. I would recommend anyone to go and see their new office – it’s great Dr. Lodha, was very reassuring about my concerns. He was also very explicit and caring about the small procedure he was performing. He was very thorough, gave me as much time as I needed, responding to my questions thoroughly. I highly recommend Dr. Lodha...
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Hair Loss

Hair loss can be one of the most stressful things for both men and women. There are a wide variety of causes ranging from systemic illnesses, auto-immune conditions to hereditary causes.

While the most obvious sign of hair loss is the actual loss of hair, at this point your condition may be so far advanced that any treatment may not be as effective. Therefore, it is vital for patients to identify their hair loss as early as possible. Some early signs of hair loss include:

  • A receding hairline
  • Pain, itch or tenderness in the scalp
  • Development of a clear bald spot
  • Decreased hair density
  • Increased amount of hair falling out
  • Large clumps of hair falling out while shampooing or washing

Causes
Hair loss is sometimes programmed into our hair follicles, meaning some individuals are more likely to lose their hair than others. However, some contributary factors can make things worse. These factors include:

  • Hormones – Male hormones known as Androgens are produced by both men and women, at normal levels. When excess androgens are produced, hair loss is a common symptom. Certain people who abuse steroids and other hormone replacement methods, will experience hair loss as a side effect. Using these enhancers, without a doctor’s approval or for recreation, can cause abnormal fluctuations in hormone levels.
  • Stress or Disease – Elevated stress levels are known to contribute to alopecia, causing temporary or even, permanent hair loss. Some medical conditions such as thyroid issues, lupus, diabetes and anemia are known to cause deficiency in certain vitamins or minerals that are vital in the growth of new hair.
  • Family History – Hair loss often runs in families. Genes from both mother and father, can leave offspring genetically predisposed to male or female pattern hair loss.
  • Heat and Tension – Any hair style that puts tension on the hair follicle can cause inflammation which can ultimately cause hair loss. This may occur years after the hair styles have been worn. Examples include tight pony tails and tight braids. Heat when used very close to the scalp such as in the use of hot combs, or curling irons where the scalp is put through any type of pain can also cause hair loss over time.
  • Diet & Nutrition – Poor diet can leave individuals deficient of certain nutrients that are vital to sustained hair growth and regrowth. For example, certain calorie-restrictive diets, or protein deficient diets, can cause temporary hair loss.
  • Medication & Treatment – Some prescription medications can lead to hair loss, for both men and women. Common treatments known to cause hair loss include cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, blood thinners, birth control pills and some blood pressure medications.

Treatment
Many of these hair loss conditions and causes are reversible, through a careful combination of various therapies, procedures and lifestyle changes. During your initial hair loss consultation, Dr. Lodha will perform a careful and thorough evaluation of your current hair and scalp. This will allow the Pura team to determine which if any treatment methods will help you to improve the health of your hair. For more information on hair loss, or to schedule a consultation contact Pura Dermatology today.

DISCLAIMER: All information described here is a guideline. For true diagnosis and treatment, evaluation with a physician is mandatory. Treatments and symptoms discussed here are also a guideline and do not represent all treatments or all symptoms for any condition.

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