Hair Loss services offered in Mooresville, NC
Roughly 35 million men and 21 million women experience hair loss to some degree. Board-certified dermatologist Blake Sanders, DO, FAAD, and his team specialize in treating various types of hair loss using modern techniques to promote or restore natural hair growth at Sacred Heart Dermatology in Mooresville, North Carolina. Schedule a treatment consultation for hair loss by phone or online at Sacred Heart Dermatology today.
Hair Loss Q&A
What is hair loss?
Hair loss is a common issue that many people experience as they get older or as the result of a disease or medication. In fact, there are near-countless reasons why you might lose your hair.
At Sacred Heart Dermatology, Dr. Sanders examines your scalp and might take a scalp biopsy. He also gathers information about your personal and family medical history. Once he determines the cause or contributing factors to your hair loss, he can make personalized treatment recommendations.
While hair loss can be a symptom of certain conditions, the hair loss itself doesn’t directly harm your health. It’s up to you to decide if you want to pursue treatment. Many modern hair loss treatments give you the chance to grow your own natural hair again instead of covering or filling the balding area with a hairpiece.
Why am I experiencing hair loss?
You might not know immediately what causes your hair loss. At Sacred Heart Dermatology, Dr. Sanders explores the possible causes with you and can make a diagnosis.
You might experience hair loss because of:
- Hereditary hair loss
- Alopecia areata
- Cancer treatment
- Major illnesses
- Certain hair care practices
- Hormone imbalances
- Scalp infections
- Certain medications
Sometimes, the best way to promote hair growth is to reverse the habits that cause hair loss or treat the underlying conditions causing it. You can also talk to your doctor about changing medications that may be causing the issue.
What can I do about my hair loss?
Dermatologists have several treatments in their repertoire that may help thicken and restore your hair growth. At Sacred Heart Dermatology, Dr. Sanders considers the cause of your hair loss and the amount of hair loss you have while planning your treatment.
A dermatologist can treat hair loss with:
- Corticosteroid injections
- Hair transplants
- Laser therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) scalp injections
Before your treatment, Dr. Sanders can fill you in on what to expect from your procedures and their results. Some treatments, like PRP, work best if the hair loss is recent because its goal is to revive dormant hair follicles in your scalp that might still have the ability to grow hair.
Individual results of hair loss treatments vary.
Learn more about hair loss and how to treat it by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Sacred Heart Dermatology today.