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Hair Loss Resources



The most common questions about hair loss:

Hair loss can be a very sensitive condition to talk about. As an expert on diseases of the skin, nails, and hair, your dermatologist can help you with any hair loss you might be experiencing.

Here you can find resources and information for everything you want to know about hair loss: its causes, its types and the treatments available for the condition.

What are the most common types of hair loss?


Pattern Baldness

Alopecia Areata

Traction Alopecia

Telogen and Anagen Effluvium

What Causes Hair Loss?

Here are some common causes:


Genetics and Hormones

Any genes associated with hair loss is passed down to you from your mother and your father. Androgens, a hormone that stimulates hair growth, is what’s found as a cause of pattern baldness in men. In women, hormonal changes, like during pregnancy and menopause can trigger hair loss events.


Severe stress on the body, like an illness or a traumatic event that has caused physical or emotional shock can cause some hair thinning and hair loss. This can include pregnancy, a long battle with illness, different mental or emotional disorders. Losing hair is just one of your body’s adverse reactions to stress among a plethora of other negative effects.

Medications, Supplements and Treatments

Many different types of medications, like those for treating cancer, arthritis, depression or heart disease can cause some hair loss. Chemotherapy, one of the most well-known cancer treatments does cause hair to fall out in cancer patients.

Hairstyles and Treatments

There are certain hairstyles that have been known to cause hair loss, especially in women. Pigtails, tight ponytails, cornrows and braids continually apply pressure and pull on your hair follicles, leading to breakage and hair loss. Hair treatments like hot oil and chemical straighteners can also result in hair falling out.

What can be done about hair loss?

How your dermatologist can help:


Here is how your dermatologist examines your hair loss issue:

  • Ask you questions like how long have you had it and how fast is its progression, and if anyone else in your family has had hair loss
  • There will also be an examination of your hair, scalp, nails, and other parts of your body
  • Physically testing your hair strands to gauge its strength


This is how your dermatologist can diagnose your hair loss:

  • Your dermatologist can identify what type of hair loss you are experiencing: from alopecia to pattern baldness to effluvium
  • Provide detailed information about the condition – if it is caused by genes, hormones, medication, or stress

Treatment Plans

After diagnosis, here is what comes next:

  • They will tell you if treatment is necessary or if your hair will regrow on its own
  • Remember that not one hair loss treatment works for everyone
  • Your dermatologist can recommend a tailored treatment plan to combat your hair loss

Hair Loss Treatments We Offer

Not one hair loss treatment works for everyone. We tailor our treatment plans depending on the type of hair loss issue each patient is experiencing. Our treatment plan may include a combination of medications, in-office treatments, and lifestyle changes. 

Hair Loss Products

We offer products from brands like Rene Furterer to help treat thinning hair.

Therodome Laser Hair Regrowth

Doctor recommended Laser Hair Growth Treatment for safe and effective home use

PRP Scalp Treatment

This procedure uses your own growth factors found in your blood cells' platelets to treat genetic, pattern hair loss.

Steroid Scalp Injections

These injections can effectively treat Alopecia Areata and traction alopecia.

Online Resources

American Academy of Dermatology

National Alopecia Areata Foundation

American Hair Loss

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