Hair Loss

Both men and women who are concerned about hair loss come to the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration in Rochester, New York. Patients from Buffalo to Syracuse and beyond enjoy the improved confidence that comes with a full, healthy head of hair. Hair can become thin or sparse for a number of reasons, but the most common cause is an inherited condition called male- or female-pattern baldness. Hormonal changes and scalp infections can also contribute to hair loss. Patchy hair loss sometimes occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles.

The hair restoration expertise of Drs. Vito C. Quatela, Heather Lee, and Alex Montague attracts patients from throughout New York and across the nation. Your first step is to request a consultation using the online form, so you can meet with Dr. Quatela, Dr. Lee, or Dr. Montague in person at the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration and discuss your treatment options. Or call our office at (585) 244-0323 to schedule an appointment.

Renowned Hair Restoration Specialists


Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Quatela is recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation and has performed hair transplant procedures for more than 30 years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery—the only certification recognized by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.


Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Lee completed fellowship training in advanced hair restoration methods under Dr. Quatela. A specialist in procedures of the face and head, Dr. Lee is known for the attention to detail and meticulous technique she uses to consistently produce natural-looking results.


Dr. Alex Montague Dr. Alex Montague

Dr. Alex Montague, M.D.

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist—Head And Neck Surgeon

Known for his exemplary skills in both technique and patient care, Dr. Montague is a highly trained facial plastic surgeon and board-certified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. He specializes in cosmetic and functional facial surgery and injectable treatments.

How Do I Know If I’m Losing Too Much Hair?

Most people, both men and women, typically shed 50 to 100 hairs each day. But because other hair is growing at the same time, this generally doesn’t result in thinning hair. When the normal cycle of hair growth is disrupted, however, overall hair loss occurs.

Learn More

As a comprehensive resource for individuals concerned about hair loss, the Quatela Center believes in not only treating patients, but helping them understand the condition that causes their loss, too. Please use the links below to learn more about both how hair loss develops and how hair grows.

Hair Loss in Men

Male pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia) can be inherited from a person’s mother or father and is the most common reason for men to lose hair. There are other less common causes as well, including stress and certain medications. In order to recommend an appropriate hair restoration method, we must first diagnose the cause of the hair loss. For patients with male pattern hair loss, it is helpful to understand how this condition affects the growth cycle of the hair.

Hair Loss in Women

In addition to affecting men, androgenic alopecia affects women. This is called female pattern hair loss. The condition in women is typically not as drastic as it is in men; instead of creating bald spots and a receding hairline, it typically causes diffuse thinning over the top of the scalp. Patients bothered by female pattern hair loss often benefit from hair replacement surgery. Other causes of hair loss in women, such as stress, hormonal issues, and thyroid abnormalities, often respond to medical treatment. As with men, effective treatment of hair loss in women begins with an accurate diagnosis.

Classify Your Hair Loss

Before performing hair transplant surgery, we diagnose the cause of hair loss and classify its degree. This process involves careful examination of the scalp to determine the extent of hair loss, the density of the remaining hair, and the number of follicular units available for hair transplant surgery.

About Hair Growth

In order to understand hair loss, it’s helpful to learn about the normal growth cycles of the hair. It is perfectly normal to lose an average of 100 hairs a day from the scalp. Androgenic alopecia (male/female pattern hair loss) occurs when specific androgens (hormones) such as dihydrotestosterone cause susceptible hair follicles to slowly die and stop producing hair.

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The Quatela Center for Hair Restoration is a leading name in hair restoration across upstate New York. Men and women frequently travel from outside the area—even internationally—to enjoy our refined expertise in creating natural-looking hair transplant results.

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