Hair Loss Treatment

Finding a few hairs in your brush or comb is natural, and all part of the way your hair regenerates itself. For many men and women, the hair that is left in the shower or comb is more than natural shedding; it is the result of thinning hair. Hair thinning or actual loss of hair can be truly devastating to a person, and rightfully so. The key to fixing these varying issues is getting to the root of what the cause is. What’s important to know: the cause of hair loss is specific to each individual, which is why it is so important to have a board-certified dermatologist examine, diagnose, and treat your condition. Thinning hair can be caused by a variety of things from stress to genetics. While some causes are only temporary, most result in permanent hair loss. Treatment can often prevent further loss of hair.

Starting Treatment

There are many different causes why a male or female patient could be losing hair, ranging from autoimmune, stress, hormonal issues, nutrition, metabolic, and genetic. If you are experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, the first step is to set up a consultation with Bayou City Dermatology. We will begin the examination by first taking your complete medical history which includes all of your past medical conditions, surgeries, travel, and medications. Next, we will examine your skin, hair, scalp, and nails, to ascertain the reason behind your hair loss. Baseline photographs will be taken for your private medical record, to track your progress during treatment.

The Process of Treatment

Depending on the type of hair loss, a complete panel of blood work including hormonal, autoimmune, and metabolic tests may be ordered in order to help confirm and identify the root cause of your hair loss. The skin and scalp, as well as the hair itself, can give clues as to the reason for your hair loss.
A biopsy or fungus culture of the scalp, skin, nails, or the hair itself, may be needed in order to arrive at the correct diagnosis for your hair loss and formulate the best treatment plan. Alopecia can be a complicated issue and it is important that a complete analysis be performed to ascertain the causes of hair loss.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What causes hair loss in men and women?

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Hair loss is typically the result of:
Heredity
Hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause
Medical conditions or scalp infections
Certain medications and supplements
Stress
Excessively tight hairstyles
Age

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What is Alopecia?

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Alopecia is a general term for hair loss. There are many different forms of hair loss, which can affect both men and women. Triggers of hair loss may include genetic and environmental factors, stress, illness, medications, changes in weight or diet, use of damaging hair care products or excessive heat styling. Hair loss can present in a variety of ways, including shedding (hair coming out), thinning (scalp more visible or thinner ponytails), bald patches and hair line recession. Once you have determined that there is a problem, make an appointment with a dermatologist specializing in hair loss for an evaluation, examination of the hair and hair follicles and possible scalp biopsy and blood work (if needed). Depending on the specific type of hair loss, treatment and regrowth of hair may be possible.

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How can I effectively treat hair loss?

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Several treatments are available to help combat receding hairlines and male pattern baldness. These include:
Medications like minoxidil to regrow hair
Iron supplements or other vitamins
Hair transplants
Medicated shampoos
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
Low-level laser therapy

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What are My Treatment Options for Hair Loss?

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Treatment options can include but are not limited to certain medications both orally and topically, PRP injections and supplements. Our dermatologists will only steer ever patient in the right direction!

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Why is My Hair Falling Out?

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The causes of hair thinning or loss can vary from person to person. Genetics, diet, stress & hormones are just a few common causes we see. Our team of experts has years of experience in this field to get to the bottom of each patient's hair concerns as well as the absolute best options to treat them.

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Can I Reverse All Hair Loss?

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Depending on the reason for the hair loss there is a chance that patients can be permanently alleviated from the issue, although there is no such thing as a hair loss cure for every case. Getting to the bottom of the cause is truly the most important factor when it comes to treating hair loss.

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If you are looking for an experienced team of dermatologists, please contact Bayou City Dermatology today.

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