Effective Treatment for Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Hair loss after bariatric surgery is a common side effect. The condition can be caused by several factors affecting natural hair growth such as medications, crash dieting, or illness. Losing your hair can cause stress and affect your self-confidence. True and Dorin Medical Group has helped countless patients in Manhattan, NYC, and other communities throughout greater NYC reverse the effects of this condition through personalized treatment. Dr. Robert H. True and Dr. Robert J. Dorin have dedicated their careers to helping patients overcome the challenges associated with hair loss through high-quality procedures, the latest technology, and versatile and effective treatment options. 

For over three decades, True and Dorin Medical Group has helped patients overcome hair loss with innovative solutions.

Why Does Hair Loss Occur After Bariatric Surgery?

Temporary hair loss is common in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. It often occurs for three months or more after the procedure. Once your weight has stabilized, many patients will see hair begin to regrow. However, for some patients, substantial hair loss has occurred that will require professional intervention.

This type of hair loss has been attributed to changes in nutritional intake and the natural hair growth cycle. Reducing the amount of calories, vitamins, or protein you are consuming can lead to reduced energy available for your body to execute normal functions. At this point, the body will conserve energy, sometimes through reducing hair growth.

Factors that Affect Natural Hair Growth

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Other factors such as an underactive thyroid, iron deficiency, or even illness contracted during your time in a surgical facility can contribute to hair loss. It is important to note that genetics may also play a role in your predisposition to this condition. Our doctors can conduct a consultation that will help them determine the cause of your hair loss, and help you select a treatment option that suits your needs. 

Your Treatment Options

If your post-surgical hair loss has not subsided after three to six months, or you are uncomfortable with your condition, our team can help you reestablish growth or conceal sparse and bald spots. We have developed an individualized treatment approach that allows our doctors to provide a solution that is tailored to the goals and needs of each patient. Our diverse range of treatments includes popular surgical procedures and non-surgical options such as: 

Depending on the nature of your hair loss, Dr. True or Dr. Dorin may even suggest a combination of both surgical and non-surgical elements. For example, we offer safe and effective medications that can stimulate hair growth for the right patient. Depending on your personal preferences, lifestyle factors, and the professional recommendations made by our doctors, we can work with you to successfully treat your hair loss. 

Professional Care You Can Trust 

For over three decades, the True and Dorin Medical Group has helped patients overcome their hair loss with innovative solutions. Dr. Dorin and Dr. True hold themselves and our staff to the highest standards for ethical care and customer service. If you are looking for exceptional, considerate treatment to address your post-bariatric surgery hair loss, contact us online or call us at (866) 629-0866.