Hair Loss Treatment at Midtown Dermatology
Hair is a significant part of personal style, and its health can impact how we feel about ourselves. At Midtown Dermatology, we understand the importance of addressing hair loss concerns and offer comprehensive solutions.
Understanding Hair Loss: Hair loss can stem from various factors, including medical conditions, hair care practices, and genetics. It's common for both women and men to view their hair as a reflection of their vitality, youth, and identity. Our team is here to help you navigate through the causes and treatments for hair loss.
How We Can Help: Our approach begins with a thorough evaluation of your overall health. We consider existing health conditions, diet, medications, and hormonal factors that might affect hair growth. Microscopic examination of a hair sample or additional tests like a scalp biopsy or blood test might be recommended to determine the underlying causes.
Understanding the Hair Growth Cycle: Hair grows in cycles, with about 90% of hair on the scalp in a growing phase at any given time. After a growth period of two to six years, hair enters a resting stage for two to three months before shedding. Shed hair is replaced by new hair from the same follicle. Experiencing up to 100 lost hairs daily is considered normal. If hair loss exceeds this or isn't being replaced, an evaluation is recommended.
Common Causes of Hair Loss: Various factors can contribute to hair loss, including:
- Improper Use of Hair Cosmetics: Overuse of chemical treatments like straighteners, dyes, and bleaches can weaken hair, causing breakage.
- Hairstyles: Tight hairstyles like braids and ponytails can lead to hair loss, especially along the hairline.
- Hereditary Hair Loss: Genetic and hormonal factors can cause hair loss. Medical treatments can help manage this condition.
- Other Causes: Hair loss can also be temporary due to factors like childbirth, infections, illness, or stress.
Exploring Treatment Options: Regardless of the cause of hair loss, our team at Midtown Dermatology is here to help. Contact us for a consultation and examination to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your unique situation.