Having a bald head can make you experience fear of becoming less attractive. It also creates a feeling of aging, which many people are not comfortable with. It is the desire of many people to have a nice head full of hair, therefore, a sign of hair loss brings discomfort and panic. Luckily your New York hair loss specialist is dedicated to restoring your hairline.
What causes hair loss
There are different causes of hair loss in both men and women including:
- Hairdo and treatments
- Medical conditions
- Family history
- Hormonal changes
- Fungal infections
Indications of hair loss
Men and women have different indications of hair loss. In men, there is a receding hairline where the hair starts thinning, making an m shape. Temples hair thinning starts at the back of your head. The top of the head thinning begins on top of your head.
For women, the part at the top of the head starts to widen. Thinning starts across the whole top of your head.
Diagnosis of hair loss
When you go for hair loss diagnoses, your doctor may enquire about your family history with the condition to determine if the hair loss is due to genes. Carry out a physical examination, which will involve getting to know about your diet and managing hair regularly.
Your doctor may also request further tests, which include:
Your dermatologist will perform a blood test to expose the medical issues that are causing your hair loss. A light microscopy test may also be carried out to unwrap what your hair looks like.
To find out the stage of your hair loss, your dermatologist will carry out a pull test whereby your hair is pulled out, and your doctor checks the quantity that comes out. In the case of a skin infection, your doctor will perform a scalp biopsy.
How is hair loss treated?
Your doctor may start by prescribing some medication you apply on your scalp and oral medicines, which are meant to moderate hair loss. If your hair loss is caused by inflammation, your doctor may prescribe corticosteroids which also control the immune system.
If a health condition causes your hair loss, your doctor will recommend getting treatment for the diseases. In case your hair loss results from the effects of medication, your dermatologist will request you stop taking medicine for a while.
Hair loss therapy
Stem cell and exosomes
If you are experiencing thinning hair or wild hair loss, your dermatologist may recommend you undergo stem cell and exosome therapy. Your doctor will give you an exosome injection to restore your cells and tissues. It will also stimulate, heal and repair hair follicles because it is a regenerative cell.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Your doctor may recommend PRP injection to intensify your healing processes, help stimulate your hair growth as well as allow your hair to thicken. This procedure is ideal if you are experiencing extensive hair loss.
For more details on hair loss, call or book an appointment online with Liondale Medical.