Hair Loss Treatment

Many men and women experience thinning hair or baldness. Sometimes the condition may be temporary and hair can regrow on its own, but sometimes a person needs treatment to restore fullness or slow the progression of baldness. A dermatologist who specializes in the scalp and hair can determine what kind of treatment is necessary to help your hair grow back or stop further loss.압구정모발이식탈모병원

In some cases, treatment can be as simple as changing your hairstyle or hair care habits. If your balding is caused by wearing tight braids or ponytails, your dermatologist will advise you to loosen the style or wear a looser hairstyle that won’t pull or damage the hair. Similarly, if you’re losing hair due to nutritional deficiencies, your dermatologist might recommend taking supplements like biotin or zinc to promote hair growth and prevent further hair loss.

The most common form of hair loss is pattern baldness in men and alopecia in women. This type of baldness is caused by the thinning of the hair over time, and as you get older the thinning gets worse. The pattern varies between people, with some people losing hair only on the top of their head while others lose hair from their forehead and chin and around the back of their scalp.

Hair loss is usually a sign of an underlying problem in the body, so your dermatologist will often recommend early evaluation to make sure a serious cause of hair loss hasn’t been missed. Your dermatologist can order blood tests and examine your scalp to check for thyroid disease, hormonal imbalances or an infection, which might all lead to baldness.

If the cause of your hair loss is not found, your dermatologist will use cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of your balding areas and help you maintain your existing hair. These cosmetic options include camouflage sprays, wigs or hair transplant surgery, in which the surgeon removes hair-bearing skin from the back of your head with one to several hairs (known as micrografts or minigrafts) and moves it to balding spots. Hair transplants are not covered by insurance and they can be expensive.

Some men with patterned hair loss have seen improvement in their condition by using minoxidil, which is a topical medication that can be bought over the counter in a lotion form and is available at drugstores under the brand name Rogaine(r). Another prescription oral medication used for this condition is finasteride, which is sold as Propecia(r) and Proscar(r). Some patients might benefit from using both medications together, a combination called Minoxidil/Finasteride.모우다의원