What is Hair Loss?
An individual's hair can make a lasting first impression. Although hair can appear to be a minor detail in the grand scheme of things, it is natural to make a judgment based on the way someone styles or colors their hair, as well as how much or little hair they may have. So when someone starts losing his or her hair, it can be very upsetting. For men and women, baldness is something that's tough to accept. Fortunately, with the innovative advances available today in the hair restoration world, your hair loss can be controlled, reversed, and in many instances, restored. Dr. Ryan A. Schuering has successfully treated patients in Stuart and Tequesta, FL, from premature hair loss to late-stage baldness by providing customized patient-specific solutions, allowing for the finest cosmetically pleasing results. Visit Spyglass Dermatology to learn more.
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"I’m new to Port St. Lucie and I was highly recommended by the PA Kimberly Cray , From the minute I walked in I didn’t get the receptionist name, but I could not have been greeted with a bigger smile, and it was very helpful, I had finished most of my forms online so that also speed it up my wait time which in the waiting room wasn’t more than eight minutes, I was brought back by the medical assistant. She got all my information, and shortly after Kimberly came in and gave me a head to toe check up.. Kimberly is so thorough kind patient explains everything you need to know she zapped quite a few pre-cancerous spots and answered all my questions so if you’re looking for a great team who really care about the patients give this place try and ask for Kimberly"- S. / Google / Oct 26, 2023
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What Are the Causes of Hair Loss?
There are a number of factors that could be leading to hair loss, such as:
- Male and female pattern baldness: The most common cause of hair loss is an inherited condition known as androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as male-pattern or female-pattern baldness. This affects nearly 80 million men and women in the United States alone. With this condition, the hair follicles have a higher sensitivity to the sex hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes them to shrink and eventually stop growing altogether. Thankfully, if addressed early, this kind of hair loss of treatable. Treatment options are most effective during this early period before hair follicles become irreversibly changed.
- Telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a condition in which the growth phase of the hair follicle stops prematurely. This can be caused by systemic trauma or stress to the body, including illnesses, surgery, major life stressors, sudden weight loss (crash dieting), medications, and more. Telogen effluvium hair loss can be alarming because large amounts of hairs are falling off the scalp in a short period of time. Thankfully, the hair follicles involved are not damaged but are merely “sleeping”. Once the body is given time to recover, the hair follicles turn on and begin growing hair again.
- Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder. The immune system attacks the hair follicle, releasing inflammatory factors that shut the hair growth off. It appears as sudden round bald spots on the scalp. Alopecia areata can sometimes be triggered by viral infections, trauma, hormonal change, or emotional and physical stressors. The hair follicle is not permanently damaged by the immune system, however, and as soon as the inflammation improves, hair will begin to grow again. This is achieved commonly with injections of low potency steroids.
- Other: Other factors that can contribute to hair loss are harsh hair care practices. Perms and heating of the hair can damage the hair follicles. This can cause permanent scarring, disrupting hair growth. Tying the hair tightly can also put extra strain on the hair follicles on the front of the scalp, causing irreversible damage. Other causes of hair loss include metabolic disorders, nutrition deficiencies, thyroid issues, new medications, pregnancy, and more.
How Does Hair Restoration Work?
New improvements in surgical and medical procedures and technology have made it feasible for both women and men to slow down hair loss, reverse, and revive it. We provide a vast array of advanced nonsurgical remedies, including therapeutic hair and scalp products, specially compounded hair growth medicines, nutritional supplementation and dietary modifications, low-level laser therapy, and also platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with placenta-based extracellular matrix treatment.
Though 95 – 98% of male pattern baldness is because of hormones, genetics, and aging, women's hair loss may be caused by different factors. As a result, a multi-therapeutic approach to combating hair loss may be necessary to effectively slow down or stop hair loss, improve the quality of hair you've got, and restore hair that's been lost.
Hair Loss FAQ
How do I know what is causing my hair loss?
Hair loss can be caused by a number of reasons. At Spyglass Dermatology, Dr. Schuering can evaluate your condition to determine what may be the underlying cause. He can then create a treatment plan that is best for your needs.
How do I identify the best course of treatment for my hair loss?
The best course of treatment for your hair loss may vary depending upon the cause of your condition. When you start to notice consistent hair loss, you should schedule a consultation at Spyglass Dermatology. Dr. Schuering and his team can work with you to determine the best course of action to help reduce hair loss.
Will my hair grow back after treatment?
Results can vary between individuals. The main goal of hair loss treatment is to stop the progression of hair loss. However, in many cases, hair can start to grow back in treated areas.
Stop Hair Loss
If you are suffering from slow or rapid hair loss and your hair thinning is becoming noticeable, or you have balding that you wish to disguise with new hair growth, we ask you to phone Spyglass Dermatology in Stuart and Tequesta, FL now. Dr. Schuering will offer a comprehensive hair loss/medical history and hair/scalp analysis which will enable him to offer you a detailed diagnosis so a customized treatment plan can be initiated.
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