Haircare Advice from Board Certified Dermatologist - Dr. Michele Green (NYC)

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We sat down with Dr. Michele Green, a Board Certified Dermatologist in NYC's Upper East Side, to get the skinny on the latest and greatest in hair care. Dr. Green was recently featured on Instyle where she reviewed Pureauty's Biotin Hair Serum. 

What made you get into the dermatology field?

Dermatology is one of the “happier” fields in medicine and so I was instantly drawn to it. I can definitely “fix” a problem or diagnose a condition in just one visit. Now, with the advent of hair growth treatments, skin rejuvenation procedures such a cosmetic lasers, Botox, CoolSculpting, and dermal fillers, the field has expanded and even more exciting.

Dermatology is one of the only specialties in medicine that combines various sub-specialties including rheumatology, hematology, infectious disease, trichology, psychology, and metabolic diseases. I look at different medical conditions as a puzzle. Hair loss is one of these conditions that is often a puzzle and by solving the cause, allows me to help treat my patients effectively and efficiently. The treatment of hair loss has become a major part of my practice, both in treating my male and female patients in New York City.

What are ‘must have’ recommendations for people to consider in their hair care regimen?

You should choose your shampoo and conditioner based on your hair needs. There are countless products available that cater to all types, textures, and varieties of hair. Look for nourishing and protective ingredients in your hair products and avoid sulphates or other ingredients that over-strip your hair of natural, healthy oils.

Incorporating a hair serum for strengthening and revitalizing hair that also benefits scalp health. The scalp is the foundation for long, healthy, luscious hair and using a serum that helps to nourish the scalp can make all the difference.

No matter your hair type or texture, massage your hair and scalp with a hair oil once a week. This step in a hair care regimen helps strengthen hair follicles and promotes scalp and hair health.

If you notice that you are experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, it is critical to consult a board certified dermatologist early on who can help identify the underlying cause and determine the best treatment path to correct your hair loss.

What are some of the most common mistakes you see patients make with their hair care regiment?

One of the most common mistakes that patients make with their hair care regimens is ignoring the scalp! Having a healthy scalp is an important part of growing lasting, healthy, beautiful hair. I love the HydraFacial Keravive- a unique 3-step procedure that promotes hair growth by cleansing, stimulating, and hydrating the scalp.

During a Keravive treatment, impurities and dead skin cells are gently cleansed from the hair follicles. Nutrients and antioxidants are then infused into the scalp, stimulating circulation and providing nourishment to the foundation of the hair. This treatment should be done in the office of a board-certified dermatologist to effectively achieve healthier, shinier, longer, and thicker hair. Incorporating a serum or oil targeted to boost scalp is another great way to ensure that the scalp is included in the hair care regimen.

You were quoted in Instyle magazine talking about Pureauty Biotin serum, what did you like most about the product most?

The best part about this product is that the serum contains so many powerful ingredients that can help strengthen hair and encourage hair growth. Biotin, glycerin, lactic acid, vitamin E, squalane, and ubiquinone are some of the ingredients packed into this ultra-nourishing serum that do wonders for the hair. Glycerin is a humectant when it is applied to hair and attracts moisture from the air to keep hair healthy and hydrated.

The durability, strength, and elasticity of existing hair and new hair growth can be improved by applying biotin to the scalp and hair. Vitamin E stimulates capillary growth in your scalp, and supports hair antioxidants even boost hair’s elasticity. This also gives new hair a healthy foundation to grow from. Ubiquinone can help combat the aging process on the level of the individual hair follicle. This ingredient can help us achieve younger, healthier, shinier looking hair by stimulating the genetic expression of hair keratins that start to deplete as we age.

What are your main specialties, and what is a topic that readers of this article should think about when they think of Dr. Green?

With over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology, I have been able to incorporate the most cutting edge laser and cosmetic treatments including CoolSculpting, Fraxel laser, Thermage, Kybella, chemical peels, Botox, Juvederm, and other cosmetic injectables. As a hair loss expert, I was one of the first dermatologists to incorporate Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), as an effective hair loss treatment, for both men and women. PRP is a unique, holistic treatment, in which the Platelet Rich Plasma is separated from a sample of your blood. The PRP is replete with hair nutrients and growth factors, which thicken existing hair and encourage new hair growth.

While hair thinning and hair loss can be a part of the aging process, when it does occur, it can be devastating to men and women alike. It is critical to consult an expert in diagnosing and treating patients with hair loss, if you are suffering from hair shedding, thinning, or loss. I use a combination of medical and holistic treatments to regrow hair and treat the underlying cause of the hair loss.

How can Pureauty customers get in contact with you or your practice?

To find out more, please contact us online or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about how Dr. Green can help you achieve strong, healthy, beautiful hair. You can also find more info at