It’s never too early to contact a board-certified dermatologist if you are struggling with hair loss. There are numerous causes of hair loss—your hair style may be the culprit, but it’s also possible that something else, such as stress or hereditary hair loss, is to blame for your thinning hair. A dermatologist with board certification can identify the source of the issue.
Everyone Is Unique
One of your most distinctive features can be your hair. It can reflect your fashion preferences and personality, and how it’s styled can even affect your mood. That’s why it’s so important to care for it when there are problems like hair loss.
While often portrayed as a sign of aging, hair loss can affect people at any age. From stress or hormonal changes to chemical damage or underlying diseases, there are a lot of factors to consider. At Elevated Dermatology, we specialize in hair loss treatment in Parker, CO.
Finding the problem is the first step in any effective hair loss treatment. Seeing a board-certified dermatologist is crucial for receiving an accurate diagnosis. These medical professionals are very knowledgeable about the various reasons of hair loss and have experience treating them all.
This form of hair loss, which is the most prevalent cause of hair loss worldwide, affects both men and women. It is known as male pattern hair loss in men and female pattern hair loss in women. Regardless of whether it develops in men or women, the medical word for it is androgenic alopecia. Whatever word you choose, it means that you have genes that drive the hair follicles—where each hair emerges—in your scalp to contract and finally stop developing hair. Although it can start as early as your teens, shrinking often begins later in life.
Most people have some hair loss as they become older because hair growth slows. Hair follicles eventually stop producing new hair, which results in thinning hair on our scalp. The color of the hair also starts to fade. The hairline of a woman normally begins to recede.
Diseases and Conditions
A variety of diseases and conditions can trigger hair loss and require medical intervention. Alopecia areata is a disease that develops when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles (what holds the hair in place), causing hair loss. If you receive chemotherapy or have radiation treatment to your head or neck, you may lose all (or most of) your hair within a few weeks of starting treatment.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for hair loss. Your dermatologist will tell you if therapy is advised once they identify the cause(s). Sometimes, your hair will grow back on its own, negating the need for treatment.
Topical or Oral Medication
Medications can be applied topically or taken orally (or a combination of both) to encourage new hair growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma
We take plasma from your blood to perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to the areas where your hair has thinned. With the help of these injections, your follicles are given an extra push to restore your hair from the inside out.
New Care Routines and Styles
Hair damage from certain hairstyles and hair care practices might result in hair loss. If your dermatologist determines that this may be the reason for your hair loss, they can suggest changes to help you stop harming your hair.
Determining the best course of action requires a thorough consultation and examination. Our dermatologist will review your condition, family and medical history, and treatment options with you.
Once a treatment plan has been determined at Elevated Dermatology, we work with you to ensure the highest possible success rate of your hair loss treatment in Parker, CO.
Your dermatologist will explain expectations and results and the best methods to maintain or improve those results.
DO, FAOCD, FAAD
- Clinical and microscopic diagnosis, Medical Dermatology, and Cosmetic Dermatology
- University of Minnesota, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Dermatology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Dermatopathology fellowship
- Member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatopathology
Dr. Christopher Messana and Dr. Kate Messana founded Elevated Dermatology to be a premier skin care treatment center in the community of Parker, CO.
Elevated Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center has since helped patients with all manner of skin disorders, providing expert training and advanced treatment options.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Loss
There are numerous causes of hair loss, both internal and external. Discovering the unique cause of someone’s hair loss requires closely examining their hair, medical history, and all the surrounding factors. Causes include genetics, damage, diseases, medications, and other treatments.
No, hair loss is not contagious. It can be a symptom of an infectious disease, however. For instance, the fungus that causes ringworm could infect your scalp, which is contagious. Scalp ringworm can result in hair loss if left untreated.