Hair loss is medically known as Alopecia. Hair loss can affect just the scalp or the entire body, it can also be temporary or permanent. Gradual permanent hair thinning is part of the normal aging process. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair and loses up to 100 of them a day. Finding a few strands of hair on your hairbrush is not necessarily alarming. However, sudden hair loss in greater amounts than normal can be caused by certain diseases, genetics, stress, hormone-related disorders, nutritional deficiencies, medication, illnesses, pregnancy and other factors.
Different types of hair loss
There are many different forms of Alopecia, here are just a few:
Hair loss treatment
Since there are multiple factors that can influence hair loss, identifying and treating the underlying cause can stop hair loss and promote regrowth of hair. Our providers will perform a series of tests in order to determine the correct diagnosis. With the correct diagnosis, treatment options consists of:
If you need help managing your hair loss, please call our offices for an appointment.