Men may see the first signs of a receding hairline at an earlier age than women, but by the time they reach the age of 50, half of all women and men experience hair loss. The board-certified dermatologists at Associated Dermatologists in Berkley, Commerce, Novi, and West Bloomfield, Michigan, have extensive experience providing treatments that stop hair loss, stimulate hair growth, and restore hair to balding areas. To address your thinning hair, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Many people struggle with hair loss. Though you can lose hair from any area of your body, it most often affects the scalp.
Some of the most common causes of hair loss include:
Alopecia areata (an immune system disease that attacks hair follicles)
Childbirth, illness, or other stressors
Scalp infection or psoriasis
Side effect of medication
Excessive intake of vitamin A or selenium
Exposure to toxic chemicals
Frictional or scarring alopecia
Certain types of STDs, like syphilis
Knowing the cause of your hair loss helps determine if you’re a good candidate for hair growth treatments at Associated Dermatologists.
What are hair growth treatments?
Associated Dermatologists is a state-of-the-art practice dedicated to providing the most advanced treatment options for you. This includes some of the newest and most effective hair growth treatments, such as:
Minoxidil, or Rogaine®, is a topical medication you apply directly to your scalp twice a day. When used as recommended by your dermatologist at Associated Dermatologists, minoxidil may stimulate hair growth and prevent further hair loss.
The team may also suggest combining your minoxidil, which is an at-home treatment, with other therapies to gain the most benefits.
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that uses a device filled with tiny thin needles to create controlled microinjuries to the skin. It’s used to induce collagen production.
When combined with other treatments, microneedling stimulates hair growth in people with hereditary hair loss.
Corticosteroid injections are another treatment option for hair growth. During the session, your dermatologist injects the medication into the hair-thinning areas of your scalp.
The team may recommend corticosteroid injections if your hair loss is due to alopecia areata.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
PRP is a type of regenerative medicine made from a sample of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets.
For hair growth, PRP is injected directly into the scalp and reactivates the hair follicle growing cycle.
When should I start hair growth treatments?
The team at Associated Dermatologists recommends you start hair growth treatments as soon as you experience hair thinning or hair loss. The earlier you start, the better the treatments work.
To find out which hair growth treatment will work for you, make an appointment at Associated Dermatologists by calling or booking online today.