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Restore Your Natural Hair Growth with Hair Loss Treatments in Westerville at the Center for Surgical Dermatology

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Alopecia & Hair Loss

Restore Your Natural Hair Growth with Hair Loss Treatments in Westerville at the Center for Surgical Dermatology

Alopecia & Hair Loss

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia is a general term for hair loss or balding. There are many different types of alopecia, such as androgenetic alopecia, which is the most common type we see at our clinic, and involutional alopecia, which occurs with age.

Furthermore, alopecia – or better known as hair loss – can happen anywhere on the body, not just the scalp. And depending on the type of alopecia one has, it can be caused by several different things, such as genetics, hormonal imbalances, and stress.

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Alopecia & Hair Loss FAQs

Do you have additional questions or concerns about hair loss? Our dermatologists answer frequently asked questions relating to this common condition.

There are several causes of hair loss, many of which can be addressed with advanced treatments. The most common causes of hair loss include:

  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Autoimmune diseases, including thyroid disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies, including anemia
  • Physical stressors, such as childbirth
  • Certain hair grooming practices
  • Trauma or stress

If you’re unsure of what’s causing your hair loss, visit a board-certified dermatologist for a professional evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Our team of experienced dermatologists at the Center for Surgical Dermatology are here to help you get to the bottom of it so you can find an effective treatment plan.

Even though not all types of alopecia are attributed to genes, alopecia can certainly be genetic. Androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as male-pattern and female-pattern baldness, is a type of alopecia that is hereditary.

The different types of alopecia include:

  • Androgenetic alopecia – most common form of alopecia that is caused by genes
  • Involutional alopecia – naturally occurs with age
  • Alopecia areata – autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss
  • Scarring alopecia – also known as cicatricial alopecia, the loss of hair is accompanied by scarring
  • Telogen effluvium – form of temporary alopecia that is caused by a change in the body that triggers the shedding or thinning of hair

To determine which type of alopecia you have, we recommend visiting an experienced dermatologist for a professional diagnosis. Contact us today to set up an appointment at the Center of Surgical Dermatology for alopecia diagnosis and treatment in Westerville, OH.

Common signs and symptoms of hair loss include:

  • Thinning hair on the crown of the head.
  • Bald patches.
  • Receding hairline.
  • Gradual widening of the hair part.
  • Thinning of the eyelashes.
  • Less hair on arms and/or legs.

Experiencing signs and symptoms of alopecia can be extremely stressful. However, there is hope! With today’s advancements in hair loss treatments, our dermatologists have helped many patients restore hair growth. Learn more about the hair loss treatments we use at the Center for Surgical Dermatology in Westerville, OH, below.

A certain amount of hair loss is normal. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, 50 to 100 strands of hair per day is considered normal hair shedding. So it’s nothing to be concerned about if you’re losing a little bit of hair in the shower or seeing some strands in your hairbrush every day.

However, if you notice a growing bald spot, have a receding hairline or experience clumps of hair falling out, we recommend making an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist for a professional evaluation and diagnosis. He or she will be able to tell you whether or not your hair loss is normal or not.

At the Center for Surgical Dermatology in Westerville, we have a range of hair loss treatment options. All of these are long-term, and we recommend patients implement a combination therapy for the most effective results. For instance, some patients have used all of these treatments at the same time and achieved dramatic results in just a matter of months.

Alopecia treatments at the Center for Surgical Dermatology in Westerville, OH:

  • Rogaine: Topical liquid solution has been the go-to treatment for both men and women.
  • Propecia (for Men): Oral prescription medication that lowers DHT levels, a hormone that can shrink the hair follicle and lead to baldness.
  • Spironolactone (for Women): Oral prescription medication that is an anti-androgen drug, which lowers testosterone and other “male hormones” that are known to cause hair loss in women.

Additionally, we offer a couple of new hair loss treatments that have shown remarkable results:

  • Low laser light therapy: Uses laser technology to stimulate hair follicles and regrow hair delivered in a non-invasive and pain-free way through special combs or brushes.
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy: Uses the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma, which is rich in natural growth factors that stimulate hair growth over time.

For more information on the type of hair loss treatments we offer at the Center for Surgical Dermatology, please contact our clinic online or call us at (614) 847-4100.

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Find Effective Alopecia & Hair Loss Treatments in Westerville, OH

Are you ready to stop hair loss in its tracks and restore your natural hair growth? The board-certified dermatologists at the Center for Surgical Dermatology are here to help. Contact us to learn more about our hair loss treatment services and how we utilize advanced medicine to grow our patient’s hair back naturally.

Schedule your hair loss treatment in Westerville, Ohio, by requesting an appointment online or by calling our clinic at (614) 847-4100.

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