- Hair Loss And Thinning Hair…What Can Be Done?
- Facial Fillers… What Are They And How To Get Natural – Looking Results
- Adult Female Hormonal Acne
Rebecca Baxt, MD, M.B.A., F.A.A.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist
Hair Loss And Thinning Hair…What Can Be Done?
Have you noticed that your daily hair loss is increasing? Are you concerned about your hair loss? Whether hair loss is a new concern or an ongoing condition, you are not alone.
Hair loss (alopecia) is one of the most common concerns Dr. Rebecca Baxt, a board-certified dermatologist, diagnoses and treats at BAXT CosMedical®. Dr. Baxt offers specialized services for hair loss, including a revolutionary Hair Restoration Treatment called PRP, Platelet-Rich Plasma.
- Normal hair loss is losing about 130 to 140 hairs a day.
- It is suggested collecting all the hairs that you lose in a given day (e.g., in your brush, comb, on your sweater or sweatshirt, in the car, on your pillowcase, shower drain). Stick all hairs into a baggie for seven days in a row. Count them. And divide by seven to get an average for the day over a one-week period of time. If you are over 150 – and even higher up in the 200s – that is an active hair loss situation.
- The most common type of hair loss reported by patients is due to heredity. Hair loss affects men and women but people are primarily familiar with male-pattern baldness, but it affects both sexes. The American Hair Loss Association says that by age 50, about 85% of men are balding.
- There are a variety of medical hair loss conditions, including:
- Androgenetic alopecia – thinning or baldness due to genetics and hormones.
- Stress induced hair loss (telogen effluvium) – Many omen experience hair loss after having a child.
- Alopecia areata – this disorder is believed to be caused by an autoimmune disease.
- Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia – this disorder is rare as it destroys a person’s hair follicles.
- Central centrifugal cicatricial (scarring) alopecia – this condition is seen most often in African American
- The first step is to have your hair loss diagnosed by a board-certified dermatologist who conducts a clinical exam. However, if the clinical examination is unclear, then a scalp biopsy can be performed with local anesthesia and minimal stitches.
- Once a diagnosis has been made, treatments can be recommended including medication. It’s important to note that no one treatment works for everyone. To find one that helps, Dr. Baxt will try a few types of treatment or different medications, or she may recommend Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration. PRP is an amazing non-surgical procedure that stimulates hair growth in men and women.
- It is important to note that there is a lot of “snake oil” being sold on the internet to treat hair loss. So, it is important not to waste much time and money. Instead, please consult with a board-certified dermatologist.
For More information see Dr. Baxt’s hair loss patients before and after photos, articles & blogs on hair loss and what you can do!
1 American Hair Loss Association
2 American Academy of Dermatology Association, Hair Loss
Facial Fillers… What Are They And How To Get Natural – Looking Results
Season 1 Episode 5 – May 20, 2022 | Listen to podcast
Dr. Rebecca Baxt is a board-certified dermatologist who provides excellence in cosmetic and medical dermatological services. At her Paramus, New Jersey cosmetic and medical dermatology practice, BAXT CosMedical®, offers advanced cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedures, including, BOTOX® Cosmetic, facial fillers, laser and light source technologies, medical dermatology, and skin care services.
- Dr. Rebecca Baxt specializes in cosmetic dermatology, is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and she is a certified injection specialist who has performed thousands of injections.
- Dr. Rebecca Baxt is experienced in injection techniques and is a certified trainer for Allergan, Inc., an AbbVie company for their cosmetic facial rejuvenation products, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM Voluma® XC, JUVÉDERM Volbella® XC, and Kybella®.
- Advanced FDA-approved dermal fillers are an extremely popular cosmetic, non-surgical facial rejuvenation and anti-aging treatment for both men and women. Dr. Rebecca Baxt offers a wide variety of facial fillers. A customized plan will be recommended by Dr. Baxt to help you achieve your cosmetic rejuvenation goals. Learn more about the different types of fillers.
- Dermal Fillers are injected into the face in various locations to restore volume that has been lost to aging. Learn more about Liquid Facelift.
- Fillers add volume to sagging skin to restore your facial contour.
- Fillers reduce lines, wrinkles, and creases in your face.
- Fillers plump up lips and cheeks.
- Fillers plumps up hands and restore lost volume.
IMPORTANT TAKE-AWAY POINT:
Skill and artistic vision is necessary to properly inject a dermal filler for natural results. You want an experienced and trained injector, not someone who takes a weekend course, or injects in a salon, gym, or home. FDA-approved injectables are best performed by a licensed board-certified dermatologist with expertise in the art of cosmetic medicine and NOT a nurse, physician’s assistant (PA), dentist, or other type of non-cosmetic doctor.
Adult Female Hormonal Acne
Season 1, Episode 3 – April 27, 2022 | Listen to podcast
Dr. Rebecca Baxt is a board-certified dermatologist who has completed extensive education and clinical training, as well as specialized training in her areas of expertise. At her Paramus, New Jersey premier facility, BAXT CosMedical®, Dr. Baxt provides medical dermatology and advanced non-surgical skin rejuvenation services.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, affecting upwards of 50 million Americans yearly. Dr. Baxt treats all types of acne and acne scarring for a range of patients, including adolescents and adults.
- While it is true that almost 90% of teenagers do suffer from one type of acne or another, adult women, too, are commonly afflicted with acne.
- Acne can affect all sexes, ages, and ethnicities.
- The four main types of acne are comedonal, inflammatory, cystic, and hormonal acne.
- One of the main causes of adult female acne is hormones. (Read Dr. Baxt’s interview in Parade Magazine)
- Adult female acne classically presents as cystic, which are red, firm, hard bumps. It appears on the cheeks and the jawline and oftentimes even down onto the neck.
- Hormonal acne can be treated with oral medications or WINLEVI®, a new hormonal cream recently approved by the FDA.
- There are a number of non-invasive therapies including, Intense Pulsed Light, Photodynamic Therapy, Smoothbeam Laser, and Isolaz® used to treat acne breakouts.
- The goal of treatment is to address the root cause of the acne to kill bacteria, unclog pores, and to control hormonal breakouts.
- Contrary to popular belief, foods are not the major cause of acne, although in select patients there can be a food sensitivity.
- Acne scars are fairly common and can be softened and improved with rejuvenation procedures including, advanced dermal fillers, PRP, lasers/light treatments, skincare products, chemical peels and Fraxel® laser.
A precise diagnosis and a customized acne treatment plan is needed to effectively and optimally treat and control acne. To learn more about diagnosis and treatment of acne, Visit BAXT CosMedical®.