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Hair Loss


Hair Loss
Hair Loss services offered in Plantation, FL

Losing your hair may be unavoidable because of your genetics, your hormones, medications, or other causes over which you don’t have much control. At Leading Edge Dermatology® in Plantation, Florida, Elyse Julian, DO, FAAD, provides hair loss evaluations and treatment to restore healthy hair growth. Learn more about how hair loss is treated by scheduling a consultation over the phone or online today.

Hair Loss Q&A

What is hair loss?

Hair loss happens to droves of adults over the course of their lives and even some children. You might have heard of male- or female-pattern baldness, both of which are genetic types of hair loss or thinning that happens naturally to some people over time. If your hair loss isn’t due to genetics, there are dozens of other possible causes. 

Many people mistakenly assume there isn’t much you can do to reverse hair loss or thinning, but modern dermatology offers several possibilities. Instead of investing in a wig or hair piece, simply visit Leading Edge Dermatology for a hair loss treatment consultation. Your dermatologist evaluates your hair loss and overall health before recommending a treatment. 

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss can be the result of underlying medical conditions, medications or treatments, or lifestyle factors. It’s not always easy to trace hair loss back to a specific underlying cause, but knowing what caused your hair loss may offer helpful insight into which treatments will work best for you. 

You might experience hair loss because of:

  • Alopecia areata
  • Anemia
  • High fever or infection
  • Cancer treatments
  • Severe emotional turmoil
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Tension from hairstyles
  • Scalp infections
  • Thyroid dysfunction

Whether or not your hair loss is genetic, there may be a possibility you can grow your own natural hair back by reviving dormant hair follicles. Several treatments can assist in this way. 

How is hair loss treated?

Leading Edge Dermatology welcomes you to come in for a consultation regarding your hair loss and to explore your options for treatment. You may be able to stimulate hair growth or fill in the balding areas of your scalp with:

  • Minoxidil
  • Finasteride (by prescription)
  • Low-level laser therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Hair transplantation surgery

There may be a few other strategies you can use depending on what causes your hair loss. For example, if you have traction alopecia, you might be able to restore some of your hair growth by altering your hair care practices and wearing looser hairstyles. 

Similarly, if your hair loss is the result of taking a certain medication or hormone therapy, you may speak to your dermatologist about adjusting or stopping the medication. 

To learn more about hair loss, what causes it, and how you can grow your hair back, call Leading Edge Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.

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