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Dr. Robin Unger

Doctors & Clinics New York
Dr. Robin Unger has a practice, in New York City.

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Route New York, NY   10021  
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710 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021
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(212) 249-4369
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Dr. Robin Unger has a practice, in New York City, exclusively dedicated to hair restoration. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and a member of the ISHRS. She is one of the most well respected specialists in the field and one of the few female surgeons who performs this surgery on both men and women with hair loss. Approximately 40% of her patients are female and the remaining portion are men with hair loss. The emphasis in the practice is on providing superior cosmetic results and furthering the education of patients as well as physicians. Dr. Unger operates on only one patient a day and is therefore able to focus all her attention on every detail. The practice is shared with her father and mentor, Dr. Walter Unger – allowing for continual dialogue, exchange of ideas, and further refinement of technique on an ongoing basis. As an Assistant Clinical Professor on staff with the department of dermatology at Mt Sinai Hospital she also makes time in her schedule to teach the art of hair restoration surgery to residents and fellows from around the globe. Dr. Unger is a co-editor of the most comprehensive textbook in the field of hair restoration, Hair Transplantation 5th edition, and has authored numerous other chapters and articles advancing the specialty of hair restoration surgery.

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  • Dr. Pavle Josipovic

    Lab Director

    Dr Josipovic received his Ph D in molecular biology with specialization in stem cell research. Dr. Josipovic is heading up lab investigations in conjunction with his wife, Dr. Robin Unger's hair loss investigations.

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  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PeRP)

    Dr. Robin Unger has been investigating and perfecting her technique in PRP treatment since 2010. There have been many refinements over the years. Her results have been very encouraging and she has helped many patients who had no other options available to them. Many individuals report exceptional results as part of the best platelet rich plasma New York has to offer. Platelet rich plasma, or PRP for hair loss Manhattan residents recommend, is a technique that involves using your own blood, filtering is so that only the platelet rich portion remains, and then introducing that plasma to the scalp via a tiny needle. The PRP for hair loss procedure performed by Dr. Unger is accomplished in a manner quite different to that of other doctors. To begin with, Dr. Robin Unger uses a special set of photographs to do her initial evaluation. These photos allow for a detailed pre- and post-procedure evaluation, so both the patient and doctor can assess the results. Then the blood draw is performed and that IV is utilized to administer some sedation prior to starting the procedure, to make it more comfortable and pleasant for the patients. The entire region to be treated is then numbed using a local anesthetic. Although these initial injections are felt by the patient, most people find them very easily tolerated and the rest of the procedure is pain free. Microneedling is performed to create micro-trauma in the region being treated with the PRP and this initiates the patient’s own healing mechanisms. The microneedling is performed very carefully to ensure no damage is done to the pre-existing hair in the area. Then ACell is added to the PRP preparation and this solution is injected into the treatment area. The proteins in the blood plasma help encourage new hair growth. PRP for hair loss Manhattan residents utilize can be used alone or as part of a hair transplant process to promote additional hair growth. It can help thicken already existing hair. Dr. Unger emphasizes that this is not a proven treatment for hair loss, but rather an option to be considered when other proven methods of treatment are ineffective or contra-indicated. Practitioners also do not know how long the results will last before treatment needs to be repeated. It is important to recognize that each practitioner offering “PRP treatment” may be describing very different procedures. Evidence at this point is largely anecdotal; some techniques are reported to be very effective, while others have been more disappointing. Patients for whom PRP has been effective in Dr. Unger’s practice include men with male pattern hair loss, women with patterned loss, patients with chronic telogen effluvium, and patients with alopecia areata that has been resistant to other proven treatments. Dr. Robin Unger is currently working with others in the field to try to create more standardization and to scientifically evaluate the effectiveness of PRP for hair loss Manhattan can rely.

  • New York Women’s Hair Loss Treatment Options

    Most people think that hair loss problems are reserved for men, but Dr. Robin Unger, a New York hair transplant specialist, will tell you that New York women’s hair loss treatment options are on the rise! In fact, hair loss is a common side effect for women who have reached menopause, as the “golden years” are generally brought on by a hormonal shift that decreases estrogen–the hormone most responsible for promoting hair growth. Women’s hair loss treatment in NYC can often be confusing; and frankly, many spa and online remedies are simply for the birds! Dr. Robin Unger, however, has some tried and true New York women’s hair loss treatment options that will help you keep or regain the hair that makes you feel beautiful. Eliminate stress: While that may be easier said than done, it’s an important factor in keeping the hair that you have. Stress can often amplify the hormonal changes you’re going through and thereby, increase the thinning of your hair. Watch your diet: You are what you eat! Reducing saturated fats and increasing your intake of whole grains and fruits and vegetables will not only help regulate your changing hormones, but keep your feeling healthy and happy (which might help with eliminating that stress in tip #1). Keeping hydrated will also help keep the hair you have healthy and strong. Add some vitamins: B6 and folic acid can be used as a women’s hair loss treatment in Manhattan, as these vitamins are commonly associated with reinforcing the follicles of your hair–keeping it healthy and strong! Exercise: Aerobic exercise releases endorphins that help regulate the shifting of estrogen and testosterone. Not only can this help your hair, but endorphins are commonly known as the “happy hormone” and can improve your mood, and keep mood swings from taking over These treatments may not be enough in some cases. When your hair and how you feel about it can make or break your self esteem, you can always turn to the women’s hair loss treatment in Manhattan in which Dr. Robin Unger specializes. Follicular Unit Transplantation is a very reliable solution for women who are suffering from hair loss and thinning due to menopause. It works by establishing transplanted hair follicles in areas of concern. Even in the most advanced cases of hair loss, hair follicles moved from appropriate donor areas (generally areas of hair-bearing fringe) to a bald or balding area on the same patient’s scalp will take root and grow.

  • Unified Tissue Harvest Technique

    This is the method of donor harvest (also called strip harvest technique) most commonly employed by the majority of hair restoration surgeons, for the majority of their patients. This innovation in hair transplant surgery (following standard punch graft harvesting) has allowed doctors to transfer very large numbers of grafts from the densest region of the safe donor area. The safe donor region is defined as the area containing hair follicles which will generally remain throughout a patient’s lifetime. It was established in 1994 after Walter Unger examined 328 men over the age of 65 and found that 80% of patients under the age of 80 years retained hair within these boundaries (shaded). When transplanted, hair follicles will continue to grow as long as they would have in their original location. In addition, any scars produced during the harvest would remain hidden within a hair-bearing region. Therefore, for a long-lasting correction of hair loss, it is imperative to transplant only FU that will remain throughout a patient’s lifetime (i.e. from the safe donor zone). In the older methods of punch grafting, the parameters of the safe donor area limited the total amount of hair that could be transplanted, because intervening hair needed to be left to camouflage the scars and prevent excessive thinning of the donor rim. FUE (discussed under another heading) has some similar disadvantages, although the punches utilized are much smaller in diameter. The strip is usually removed as an ellipse, approximately 8-15mm in width, depending upon scalp laxity and hair density. It is removed in three or four sections, with limited depth of incision and bleeding controlled as the harvest proceeds. After the tissue has been removed the area is stitched or stapled closed – Dr. Unger prefers sutures as this allows for greater precision in approximating the wound edges and is generally much more comfortable for the patients post-operatively. The tissue is then dissected to create slivers and eventually individual follicular units. The small linear scar remaining after surgery using the technique of Dr. Unger and some others in the field is virtually invisible, however this is the main draw-back to strip harvesting. In some cases, a trichophytic closure is utilized; a very thin slice of skin (epidermis) is removed from one side of the wound prior to closure. When the incision heals, the follicles laying under the scar grow through the middle and hide the small linear scar with intervening hairs. This trichophytic closure is particularly important to use in patients who have been “poor healers” in the past, wear their hair very short, and/or have a strong contrast in the color of their hair and skin.

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