How We Treat Alopecia
Hair loss can affect your confidence and can be difficult to live with. At Clara Dermatology, we offer several effective treatments to restore your hair to its healthiest state. Treatments may include supplements, topical and oral prescription medications, steroid injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is one of the most effective new treatments for hair loss, in which we isolate growth factors from your own blood and reintroduce them into the area of hair loss to stimulate growth. These treatments work best when used early in the process of hair loss. With the right package of treatments, you can begin reversing and preventing hair loss so you feel confident in your appearance.
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Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. There are many underlying causes of hair loss, including genetics, hormones, certain hairstyles or treatments, inflammation, underlying illness, and medications. The pattern of hair loss depends on the cause.
Characteristics of Alopecia
- It may be localized or generalized
- It may affect the hair on the scalp or on other parts of the body
- It may be due to hair thinning or hair shedding
- There may be areas that are completely bald
- There may be redness, itching, flaking, or scarring
Types of Alopecia
- Androgenetic alopecia, or “female pattern” or “male pattern” hair loss is usually more prominent on the top of the scalp and temples. It tends to run in families and is related to genetics and hormones
- Telogen effluvium is thought of as hair loss related to stress, which can be from an illness, major surgery, stressful life event, or pregnancy and giving birth. People often notice increased hair shedding during telogen effluvium.
- Scarring hair loss has many different causes, however, they typically present with characteristic patterns, and often with redness and itching. This type of hair loss can at times be permanent.
- Alopecia areata presents as a round area that is completely bald. It is due to the immune system attacking the hair follicles in the area of baldness.