Hair loss can occur as a result of aging, heredity, medications or an underlying medical condition, and can affect men and women of all ages. It may leave you with pattern baldness, patchy spots or thinned hair. Most people are troubled by this undesired change to their appearance and may be frustrated that there is no cure available for this condition.
While many people are forced to deal with hair loss and let the condition progress naturally, there are several treatments available to help promote hair growth or hide hair loss. The best treatment option for each patient depends on the location and extent of the hair loss, but may include hair growth medications, wigs and hairpieces, and hair transplantation. At the Neiman Dermatology Building we offer a wide range of treatments for patients embarrassed by their hair loss condition.
Patients seeking effective treatment can schedule an appointment with one of our providers, who will evaluate their individual condition in order to determine the cause of hair loss. This appointment will also include a discussion of the patient's goals for treatment. Our providers will develop a customized treatment plan for each patient that could possibly incorporate several different approaches to best achieve desired results.
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Hair loss affects over 50 million American men, causing an unattractive physical appearance and often affecting self-confidence as well. Most men with hair loss are affected by male pattern baldness, which affects the front portion of the scalp and can progress over time. Other men may experience hair loss caused by an underlying medical condition or as a side effect of certain medications.
The most effective treatment options for hair loss usually include surgical hair transplantation that moves areas of full, healthy hair to the affected location in order to restore a natural appearance to the head and help men regain self-confidence about they way they look. These procedures have been performed successfully for many years with minimal downtime and little to no damage to surrounding hair follicles. Dr. Neiman is highly experienced in surgical hair restoration and will determine the most effective treatment option for each individual patient.
Hair loss surgery for men is often combined with medical treatments such as Rogaine® (topical) or Propecia® (oral), which aim to stop hair loss in the targeted area and stimulate regrowth as well. These medications are approved by the FDA for the treatment of pattern baldness, but come with their own set of benefits, side effects and risks. Some medications are not considered safe for female patients and are therefore prescribed only to men. Dr. Neiman will determine which type of treatment is most effective your condition after a medical evaluation and discussion of personal goals.
While hair loss is more commonly associated with men, as many as 20 million women are also victims of hair loss as a result of aging, Women often feel self-conscious about their lost or thinning hair and seek treatment to restore a natural appearance and sense of confidence. There are several options available that take into account the special needs and goals of women suffering from this condition. In order to determine the most effective approach for each patient, Dr. Neiman may perform a thorough medical history and laboratory testing to determine whether or not hair loss is caused by any underlying conditions.heredity and hormonal changes. Most cases of female hair loss are caused by androgenic alopecia, also known as female pattern baldness. These women may experience thinning behind the hairline that progresses over time.
Most hair restoration treatments for women involve surgical or cosmetic approaches, as medical treatments are typically focused on correcting male androgenic alopecia and are not safe for women. Hair transplantation is most commonly used for women and can effectively restore areas of lost or patchy hair, provided that there are sufficient donor areas available.