What Type of Doctor Can Help With Hair Loss?

While dermatologists are most widely known for treating skin conditions, dermatologists are also specially trained to treat hair and scalp conditions, including hair loss. If you are suffering from hair loss, you are not alone. According to The Hair Society, approximately 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss, many experiencing hair loss as early as age 35.

Hair loss in men and women is mostly a result of genetics but can also be caused by other factors, including:

  • Hormones including thyroid disorders, reduced testosterone, pregnancy
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Some medications have hair loss side effects
  • A stressful event or illness can trigger a temporary condition known as telogen effluvium
  • Alopecia
  • Chemotherapy

A visit with your local dermatologist can determine what is the underlying cause of your hair loss and the best course of treatment for you. Hair loss treatment options may include:

  • Topical medication to improve hair growth
  • Coricosteriod injections to help with inflammation and improve growth
  • Laser treatments to stimulate hair growth, replenish damaged cells and improve blood flow
  • PRP Therapy to stimulate hair growth and thickness

 If you are struggling with hair loss and don’t know where to start, the board-certified dermatologists at Forefront Dermatology are here to help you. Find a location near you today and schedule your next appointment,