1. Ketoconazole Shampoo

    We receive a lot of questions from patients about shampoos and there is one in particular that comes up often, ketoconazole shampoo.  It is important to understand that most shampoos are not going to significantly regrow hair, regardless of what they advertise.  Many of these products will have ingredients that are known to help with hair loss, like DHT blockers or proteins, but it is not known …Read More

  2. Update on Treating Scarring Alopecia

    Over the years we have noticed an increase in the number of patients with Scarring Alopecia.  While part of the reason for this is that the medical community is becoming better at identifying, we also do believe that the incidence of scarring alopecia is increasing.  There is some evidence that certain harsh hair care practices may contribute to some forms of Scarring Alopecia, such as the use o…Read More

  3. Recent Study May Prove that Stress Does Cause Your Hair to Turn Gray

    Anecdotally we have believed that stress can cause our hair to turn gray.  If you have ever seen pictures of a president’s first day in office versus their last, they certainly leave with a head full of gray hairs.  For ourselves, at the first sign of gray hairs we often blame our children, spouse, or work for these stress induced gray hairs.  Well it turns out we may have been right, as rese…Read More

  4. Hair Loss in the News – Ricki Lake and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Share Their Story

    When we opened Medi Tresse almost five years ago, our goal was not just to offer great treatments to women experiencing hair loss, more than that, we wanted to help bring the conversation about female hair loss out in the open. Because our society has not been willing to have this conversation out in the open, many women experiencing hair loss never seek treatment, which causes them to feel like t…Read More

  5. Alphaeon Eyelash Serum is Back!

    Patients that have been with our practice for a few years may be familiar with Alpheaon Eyelash Serum, which was discontinued in 2018 due to some restructuring withing the Alpheaon organization.  The Alphaeon Eyelash Serum was a big hit with our patient’s and staff, and we were all very sad to see it go.  Well we have some great news; the product is back under a new brand name AlphaLash™ and…Read More

  6. 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

    With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, many of us are using these last few days to come up with a few resolutions for 2020 that we hope to follow through on.  If you are thinking of making the health of your hair a part of your 2020 resolutions, we got you covered.  We revisit a past blog post with some New Year’s resolution for your hair health that should hopefully not be too hard to kee…Read More

  7. Get to Know Our Team – Dr. Mark DiStefano

    We are starting a new blog series called "Get to Know Our Team" where we are highlighting members of our team.  The first team member we are highlighting is Dr. Mark DiStefano who recently took on a larger role at our practice when he was named Chief of Surgery of Medi Tresse. What is your role at Medi Tresse? I am the Medical Director of Medi Tresse Westchester, which is a role I have held since…Read More

  8. Can Melatonin Help with Hair Loss?

    When people think of melatonin, they often think of it as a sleep aid, but some studies have shown that it could potentially be beneficial for the treatment of hair loss.  So what is melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the body and regulates the sleep cycle.  Melatonin levels typically increase at night, which is why some patients that suffer from insomnia take melato…Read More

  9. Postpartum Hair Loss

    In our October newsletter I had mentioned how my daughter-law was experiencing hair loss after the birth of her daughter in August.  Afterwards, we received a number of emails from patients asking for more information on postpartum hair loss.  It is important to remember that postpartum hair loss is extremely common.  Most women that have a baby experience some amount of shedding postpartum.  …Read More

  10. The Importance of a Multi-Therapy Approach

    We live in a time of instant gratification.  The answer to any question is at our fingertips as we all have our trusty smartphones or you can now even get same day shipping for many products.  Due to this increased instant gratification, our expectations have changed and this can be difficult when it comes to medicine.  For example, when treating hair loss the results can take upwards of 6 mont…Read More