Elite Dermatology & The Oaks Plastic Surgery
Trusted Dermatologists serving Houston, River Oaks, the Heights, Fulshear, Kingwood, and Vintage Park, TX
Hair loss affects tens of millions of Americans — both men and women — for a number of reasons. If your hair is thinning or breaking easily, or if you have bald spots or a receding hairline, contact Elite Dermatology’s office locations in the Greater Houston Area for an evaluation. The practice provides the most up-to-date hair loss solutions available, so you can expect the results you deserve. Before your hair loss affects you another day, book an appointment online or over the phone with the office nearest you.
What causes hair loss?
One of the most common types of hair loss is androgenic alopecia. This type of hair loss most commonly comes with age simply because of your genetics. But you can also lose hair at any point in life due to:
- Birth control pills
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Fungal infections, such as ringworm
- Autoimmune disease, including alopecia areata
- Hormonal changes, especially during pregnancy
- Prescription medications, including cholesterol-lowering drugs
- Abnormal hair growth cycle issues, such as telogen effluvium
It’s never too early or too late to come into Elite Dermatology for a hair loss evaluation. Your dedicated dermatologist conducts thorough evaluations and screenings, which may include a scalp biopsy or blood test to get to the root of your hair loss.
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.
When should I see a doctor for hair loss?
Anytime you experience any hair loss on your hair or face — including brow or lash loss — it’s important to come into Elite Dermatology. 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. The expert dermatologists encourage you to have a hair loss exam soon if you notice:
- Overly brittle hair
- Sudden loss of hair
- Thinning or bald patches
- Hair that falls out in clumps
- Loss of more than 100 hairs per day
Once your dermatologist determines the cause of your hair loss, they work with you to find the best solution for your specific diagnosis.
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.
Is there an effective treatment for hair loss?
Yes! Whether your hair loss is moderate or severe, you have options at Elite Dermatology. Some of the most common hair loss solutions include:
- Clinical-grade vitamin supplements
- Changes in prescription medications
- Oral, injectable, or topical medications to promote hair growth
Elite Dermatology also offers microneedling, which may be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling for hair loss involves using a dermaroller to create hundreds of small wounds throughout your scalp, which stimulates blood flow and awakens dormant follicles. By adding your PRP to the mix, which contains follicle-stimulating growth factors, you can enhance your results even further.
Elite Dermatology has 3 convenient locations in Texas. We happily treat patients in Fulshear (and surrounding communities Fulshear and Cinco Ranch), Kingwood, and Vintage Park / Willowbrook.
With the help of Elite Dermatology, you can undergo integrative hair loss treatments and restore your fuller, thicker head of hair. Find out more by booking a consultation online or by phone with any office today.
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