Hair loss (or alopecia) affects millions of men and women in America. There are many causes of hair loss: women may notice thinning after giving birth; people under a lot of stress can see noticeable hair loss; some diseases and medical treatments, as well as hair styling practices, can cause hair loss. The most common type of hair loss is hereditary male or female pattern alopecia.
Did you know…
about 80 million men and women in the United States have a medical condition called hereditary hair loss or “androgenetic alopecia?” Luckily, most causes of hair loss can be successfully stopped or treated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for hair loss therapy?
Anyone troubled by hair loss should see a dermatologist. Our board-certified dermatologists specialize in treating our hair, skin, and nails. It is never too early or too late to be evaluated for your hair loss.
How is hair loss diagnosed?
Our dermatologists will determine the exact cause by performing a full scalp examination. Sometimes the evidence lies in your scalp. The dermatologist may remove a small piece of the scalp. This is called a scalp biopsy. A dermatologist can quickly and safely perform a scalp biopsy during an office visit. Sometimes, blood tests are necessary.
How is hair loss treated?
Not all hair loss is treated the same. Once the cause of your hair loss is determined, we will work with you to determine the best therapy for your type of hair loss. Treatments may include topical therapy, oral pills, vitamin supplements, injections, or any combination of treatments.