Everyone loses hair. In general, losing 50-100 hairs a day is a normal part of your hair growth cycle. If you lose more hair than that, or if you have noticeable bald spots or thin hair, you might be suffering from hair loss.
Hair loss can have significant psychological impacts for men and women alike. People with hair loss can feel embarrassed or suffer from depression and anxiety. If you find yourself hiding your hair loss, it’s time to learn more about hair restoration.
Our team at Easton Dermatology Associates provides expert care in hair loss with treatments that really work. With locations in Easton and Salisbury, Maryland, hair loss treatment is convenient and accessible.
You don’t have to live with embarrassing hair loss — let us help you restore your confidence and your hair. Call our office or book online today.
The reasons behind hair loss
A number of factors can influence hair loss. If you don’t know why you’re losing your hair, we can help. We perform comprehensive exams to determine if your hair loss is the result of heredity, hormones, medication, or an underlying health condition.
Up to 80 million Americans have hereditary hair loss. If you have a family history of baldness, or alopecia, you’re more likely to suffer hair loss yourself. Both male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness are considered hereditary hair loss.
Male-pattern baldness often presents as a receding hairline. The hairline can form an M shape, and a bald spot on the top of the head may form. Female-pattern baldness first appears as thinning hair and a widening part.
Sometimes, hormonal changes cause hair loss. Women may lose more hair during pregnancy, after giving birth, or during menopause. Most of the time, hormonal hair loss goes away once your body begins regulating hormones normally again.
Prescription medications can be a cause of hair loss. Medications for common conditions like heart conditions, high blood pressure, arthritis, and gout may increase hair loss.
Health conditions and your lifestyle may influence hair loss, as can thyroid imbalance and some autoimmune conditions. Stressful events or sudden weight loss can lead to hair loss as well.
Ways to fight hair loss
At Easton Dermatology Associates, we’re here to help you find the right hair loss treatment for you. We offer a variety of medications and treatments targeted to restore hair.
One of the most flexible hair loss treatment options we recommend to men and women suffering from hair loss is topical minoxidil. This medication comes in liquid or foam form and treats baldness related to medical treatment and heredity.
For men facing hair loss, finasteride is another treatment option. Taken as an oral medication, it addresses male-pattern hereditary baldness by slowing the hormone that damages hair follicles.
We’re happy to offer corticosteroid hair loss treatments to our patients as well. Available in corticosteroid injections and topical applications, this treatment addresses hair loss related to autoimmune diseases like alopecia areata.
You don’t have to live with embarrassing hair loss. We’ll work with you to find the right treatment plan to give you hair you’re proud of. Make your first appointment at Easton Dermatology Associates by calling our office today. You can also send us a message here on our website.