When a person develops hair loss, also known as alopecia, it can be very distressing. Many people initially try to address their problem by purchasing expensive shampoos and hair treatments, or even start to wear their hair differently to hide the thinning areas, and avoid thinking about the cause until it progresses.
Fortunately, many types of hair loss can be treated. Some types of hair loss are completely reversible, and others need to be treated as early as possible to stop irreversible damage to the hair follicles in the scalp and permanent loss of hair.
Dermatologists are the medical specialists who receive specific training in treating the disorders that lead to hair loss, and they are the most qualified to quickly identify the type of alopecia that you might have and discuss the best therapeutic options for you. Common types of alopecia include alopecia areata, androgenic alopecia (male and female pattern hair loss), telogen effluvium, and causes due to an underlying medical condition such as thyroid disorders, anemia, and infection. Treatment options for hair loss depend entirely on which condition you have, and may include oral and topical medications, medicated shampoos, local injections, laser treatments, and surgical options.
If you are suffering from hair loss, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before permanent hair loss occurs. Make an appointment to speak with a specialist at Kessel Dermatology today.
You can learn more about specific types of hair loss at the websites below. It is important to speak with your dermatologist first to help you diagnose which type of hair loss you are suffering from.