Dr. Rae Lynne Kinler

Expert Hair Transplant Surgeon and Artist

After completing a Fellowship in Hair Restoration Surgery under Dr. Craig Ziering, Rae Lynne Kinler, M.D. joined Ziering Medical as Clinical Director of Ziering Medical of Greenwich, Connecticut. Dr. Kinler is the first physician in her family. It was this ambition combined with a love of art and technology that drew her to the field of aesthetics and hair transplantation.

Born and raised in Louisiana, Dr. Kinler attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean in Saint Maarten, N.A., followed by a General Surgery Residency at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut, and a Trauma Fellowship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. She went on to complete an Aesthetic Medicine Fellowship at Dolce Vida Medical Spa in Shelton, Connecticut.

Dr. Kinler pursued the Hair Transplant Fellowship with Dr. Ziering because, as she phrased it, “in order to be the best, you have to be trained by the best.” During her fellowship, she became extremely proficient in Microscopically Dissected Elliptical Excision

(MDEE) and particularly skilled at Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) procedures, including manual FUE and ARTAS Robotic (FUE) procedures. She also participated in research and development with Restoration Robotics, and has been invited to lecture for the company.

She vigorously trains and has run in multiple marathons, including the NYC Marathon and numerous half marathons. Dr. Kinler also enjoys training and competing in IRONMAN triathlons, as well as traveling.

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Dr. Kinler Mentioned in Healthline | Oral Minoxidil: Why Some Derms are Turning to Pill Version of this Drug for Hair loss

For years, doctors and dermatologists have relied on lotions, drugs, and cosmetic procedures to help treat hair loss — leading to some patients facing sizable bills.

But perhaps not for much longer. One type of medication is fast rising in popularity thanks to its beneficial (albeit unintentional) effects on hair regrowth.

Dr. Kinler Mentioned in PureWow | Fine Hair vs. Thin Hair: We Asked the Experts to Explain the Difference

It’s about time we addressed the big hair debate: fine hair vs. thin hair. Yes folks, these are two different hair types. So how can we really tell them apart? The key differences lie in the thickness and density of your mane, which our panel of experts will explain.

Dr. Kinler Mentioned in PureWow | The 22 Best Shampoos for Thinning Hair

Are you noticing more hair than usual washing down the drain or accumulating on your brush? Whether it’s due to postpartum hormonal changes, stress, medication or simply aging, seeing your hair thin or fall out can be super frustrating. But before you go down a rabbit hole of searching for the best DIY remedies and treatments, we reached out to a few experts to help get you on the right track so you can learn more about why your hair is thinning and find the best products to treat it.

Dr. Kinler Quoted in HUFFPOST| How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster: What Works And What Doesn’t

For most people, hair grows about a half inch each month, the exact rate of which is determined by everything from age, sex, hormones and health.

More specifically, hair length is determined by the amount of time hair spends in the anagen phase of the growth cycle. The longer hair spends in this phase — which is mostly genetically determined — the longer hair grows.

Dr. Rae Lynne Kinler Quoted in TODAY | How to prevent hair loss in women — plus best products to help, according to experts

At some point in all of our lives, our hair starts to get a bit thinner. If your once-thick mane looks a tad sparse these days, you’re likely wondering what’s behind the hair loss and what you can do to fix it.

On our quest to understand what causes hair loss, the Shop TODAY team consulted top dermatologists for their expertise. While you should always consult a doctor for more intensive treatments tailored to your unique situation, there are a few ways to treat thinning hair at home.

Dr. Rae Lynne Kinler Quoted in HEALTHLINE Propecia: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, and Considerations

“DHT is a derivative of the male hormone testosterone, which signals to the hair follicle to undergo miniaturization,” hair transplant surgeon at Ziering Medical, Dr. Rae Lynn Kinler, explains. “Over time, this leads to a finer, thinner, lighter hair shaft, which progressively gets smaller until the follicle no longer produces a hair shaft.”

Dr. Rae Lynne Kinler Quoted in SHAPE | What You Need to Know About Microneedling for Hair Loss

After trying countless shampoos that claim to thicken your fine locks, serums designed to combat your excessive shedding, and even outlandish at-home hair growth treatments from TikTok — all to no avail — you might be looking to take your anti-hair-loss efforts to the next level. One option: A microneedling treatment for your scalp, performed in-office by a hair care pro. But what does the procedure involve, exactly, and can it actually help you get the Rapunzel-like locks you’ve been longing for?

Dr. Rae Lynne Kinler Quoted in BYRDIE | Collagen Peptides for Hair: Benefits and How to Use

While topical application of collagen peptides does not have the same effect on the hair and skin, they do still provide benefits. Kinler says “Collagen peptide infused shampoos and conditioners or serums are really about moisture and the amino acids benefits protecting and defending hair and scalp.” Garshick adds that when peptides are applied to the skin, they provides a signal to the body that healing or recovery needs to take place and this actually helps to boost natural collagen production.

Dr. Rae Lynne Kinler Quoted in VOGUE | The Best New Shampoos For Your Hair Type, According to Experts

Mirroring our current lifestyles, our hair needs are ever-changing. “Year two of pandemic conditions means navigating more of the unexpected—more worry about getting sick, more concern about job loss and just more stress in general—none of which are conducive for our health and well-being, and especially not our hair and scalp health,” says Connecticut-based hair restoration expert Dr. Rae Lynne Kinler.


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