Hair Loss Treatment

    

HELP FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY HAIR LOSS

For many years, hair loss has been a condition that we have tended to associate with men. Research shows, however, that forty percent of hair loss patients are women. While losing one’s hair is certainly a challenging process to accept, the woman who loses her hair faces not only the condition itself, but the social ramifications as well. We are accustomed to seeing a man who is thinning on top, or who has hair left only around the sides and back of his head. For a woman to step out with such an appearance is not perceived as normal. At 360 Dermatology, we understand the effects hair loss can have on both men and women and are careful to approach each patient with focus on his or her specific needs.

Sometimes, hair loss, also called alopecia, will be a temporary condition wherein a bald patch develops on the head, in alopecia areata. Within several weeks, as a new growth cycle begins, this patch will begin to fill in with new hair. In this pattern of hair loss, patches tend to appear in new locations periodically and disappear with new growth. In other instances, the hair will be lost and will never grow back.

In order to remedy generalized thinning of hair, for either a man or a woman, it helps to determine the underlying cause leading to loss. Because various factors are at play, this can be a challenge. Often we find that hair loss stems from hormonal imbalance, but certain medications and stress can be factors in the thinning or radical loss of hair as well. Finally, some people are simply genetically predisposed to losing their hair. As we consult with and evaluate, each patient for his or her hair loss condition, our focus in on finding the most effective path to slow the loss of hair and encourage the growth of new, healthy hair.

Today the medical community has a number of ways to combat hair loss. The treatment plan devised will be determined by the type of hair loss and its underlying cause. Before you take the drastic measure of seeking hair restoration surgery, contact our Tampa office to discuss the various non-invasive treatments available.