Losing your hair can cause distress, especially when you don’t know why it’s falling out. If you notice a significant amount of hair loss, the board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology Associates, with two offices in Phoenix, Arizona, can evaluate and treat your hair loss using evidence-based care. Learn about treatments for hair loss by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at either Dermatology Associates office today.
Hair loss can occur in various patterns, like a horseshoe pattern or a bald spot on the crown of your head. Many people experience hair loss in no particular pattern as hair from the scalp seems to fall out from all over. Hereditary hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), which affects both men and women, is the most common cause worldwide.
No matter how you’re losing your hair, or how much hair you’re losing, the team at Dermatology Associates can offer insight into the causes or triggers of your hair loss. Aside from androgenetic alopecia, hair loss comes from:
The team at Dermatology Associates explores every possible cause to find out why your hair is thinning or falling out so they can treat your hair loss accordingly.
Diagnosing hair loss can be challenging, but a few helpful tactics dermatologists use can narrow down the cause. They review your medical history for any conditions or occurrences that cause your hair to fall out.
The team also looks at the pattern of your hair loss as some types of hair loss have common patterns, like male-pattern baldness. The team also examines your scalp and tests the integrity of your hair by gently pulling on a few strands.
Sometimes further testing, like a blood test or scalp biopsy, is necessary for diagnosing or ruling out possible causes of hair loss.
Some hair loss causes are more treatable than others. Treating the underlying condition causing your hair loss sometimes results in hair growth restoration. In other cases, you must stimulate hair growth with personalized treatments.
If your hair doesn’t grow back on its own, your dermatologist might recommend:
If your hair loss comes from dietary factors, medication, or the way you style your hair, the Dermatology Associates team might advise you to make the necessary changes to your routine.
Call Dermatology Associates or schedule an appointment online for personalized hair loss evaluations and treatments today.