Advanced Dermatology Associates
Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology Practices located across Manhattan and Bronx, New York City, NY
Medical experts estimate that more than 80 million Americans struggle with hair loss. Whether your hair is just beginning to thin or you have significant hair loss, Advanced Dermatology can help. The experienced medical team provides personalized hair loss evaluations and treatments in the practice’s Midtown Manhattan, Harlem and the Bronx, New York, locations. Find out which hair loss treatment is best for you by booking a consultation. Schedule online or over the phone.
Hair Loss Q & A
What causes hair loss?
While losing some hair each day is a normal part of the hair cycle, if you notice thinning or balding, you’re losing too much hair. Even though the exact cause of hair loss isn’t always known, some of the most common causes and risk factors include:
- Family history of hair loss
- Hormonal changes
- Physical or emotional shock
- Overstyling or chemical coloring
- Dramatic weight loss
- Chronic conditions, including diabetes and lupus
Radiation treatments for cancer can also lead to hair loss. While your hair should grow back after radiation, it doesn’t always come back the same texture, thickness, or consistency as it once was.
In any case, the sooner you seek medical treatment for thinning hair, the easier it is to start hair regrowth treatments and restore some (or all) of your hair.
When should I see a dermatologist for hair loss?
Whether you experience slight hair thinning or dramatic patches of baldness, it’s important to seek medical intervention to get to the root of your hair loss. The team at Advanced Dermatology especially wants to see you if you’re:
- Losing hair all over your body
- Suddenly losing hair for an unknown reason
- Feeling uncomfortable about your thinning hair
- Experiencing patches of scaling or flaking on your scalp
Hair loss isn’t anything you should ignore or try to treat on your own. After all, in some cases, an underlying medical condition is to blame. Your provider spends time thoroughly evaluating you, your family medical history, and your own previous health history to help design your ideal hair loss treatment plan.
What is the treatment for hair loss?
The expert dermatology team at Advanced Dermatology provides the latest in hair loss solutions. Hair loss treatment options include:
- Topical minoxidil liquid or foam
- Prescription oral medication
- Oral contraceptives (for women)
One of the latest and most modern hair loss treatments is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This advanced hair loss solution involves drawing a small amount of your blood, processing it to extract a high concentration of regenerating compounds (growth factors), and then injecting the solution into several spots on your scalp.
Over the following weeks, your PRP treatment continues to stimulate new hair growth and help your scalp heal. Many men and women who opt for PRP for hair loss notice new hair growth in the treatment area in as little as three months.
Before living another day with hair loss, get started on treatment at Advanced Dermatology. Book your hair loss consultation online or call your nearest location to schedule.
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