Hair Loss Specialist

Dermatology Arts

Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology located in South Pasadena, CA & Arcadia, CA

Hair loss is common and affects people of all ages. There are many potential causes of hair loss, which plays a role in treating the condition. At Dermatology Arts in South Pasadena and Arcadia, California, the team of dermatology experts conduct thorough exams to find the underlying cause of your hair loss so they can provide the right treatment. For expert care for your hair loss, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Hair Loss Q & A

What is hair loss?

Hair loss refers to conditions that stop your hair from growing. Depending on the cause, hair loss may cause thinning of the hair on your head slowly over time, or you may lose large amounts of hair quickly. Hair loss may also affect your eyebrows or eyelashes.

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss may develop from many causes, such as genetics, medical conditions, and hair care routine. Common causes of hair loss include:

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that attacks and destroys your hair follicles. This condition affects people of all ages and may cause hair loss anywhere on the body.

Hereditary-pattern baldness 

Hereditary-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss and affects men and women. With this condition, your hair follicles shrink and stop producing hair. 

Frontal fibrosing alopecia

Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a type of hair loss that affects the hair follicles in the front portion of your scalp, causing a receding hairline. 

Hairstyle

How you wear your hair may also lead to hair loss. A hairstyle that’s too tight may place stress on the hair and the follicles. Over time the hair follicles stop producing hair, resulting in thinning or bald patches. 

Hair products

Hair straightening and perming products may also affect hair follicles and hair growth, leading to hair loss.

Age

Your hair naturally thins as you get older.  

How is hair loss diagnosed?

Finding the cause of your hair loss helps determine the best treatment. The Dermatology Arts team conducts comprehensive exams to fully understand your hair loss. They review your symptoms, medical and family history, and hair routine.

They examine your scalp to better understand the cause of your hair loss. They may also take a sample of your scalp or run bloodwork.

No matter what causes your hair loss, getting an early diagnosis and treatment plan in place improves your outcomes.

How is hair loss treated?

The Dermatology Arts team personalizes your hair loss treatment plan based on the underlying cause. Treatment for hair loss may include:

  • Over-the-counter hair loss shampoo
  • Disease-specific prescription medication
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Hair transplant
  • Change in hairstyle or hair care routine
  • Laser therapy

The team works closely with you, designing a plan that addresses the underlying cause of your hair loss so you get the best results.

Don’t ignore your hair loss; call Dermatology Arts or schedule a consultation online today.