Hair Loss

Hair Loss
Posted on 04/13/2018
Hair Loss

Hair LossHair loss is one of the most common problems that we experience with aging – but at Dermatology Consultants, we can help. We offer a wide range of dermatology treatments to patients throughout the greater Lynchburg and Forest, VA area. If you're experiencing hair loss, we can create a treatment plan to slow or reverse the problem. Whether you're experiencing male pattern baldness, female hair loss, or any other form of hair loss, our dermatologists are committed to helping you reclaim a full, healthy head of hair.

About Hair Loss

On one level, we all experience hair loss everyday: people lose an average of 100 hairs each day. This may seem like a lot, but due to the amount of hair on the head normally, it's insignificant. Sometimes, though, hair loss accelerates and becomes permanent due to genetic factors, certain medications, or a medical condition.

How Common Is Hair Loss?

Hair loss is exceedingly common, affecting roughly 3 million people in the US every year. Some forms of hair loss are temporary and may affect any area of the body, but the most common forms of hair loss are male and female pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia. This type of hair loss is usually permanent, and it may be gradual or occur very suddenly.

As the name implies, androgenetic alopecia progresses differently depending on gender. For men, it usually presents as a receding hairline and a thinning of the hair around the crown of the head. For women, it's most common to experience thinning hair around where the hair is parted, or general thinning on the top of the head.

Can Hair Loss Be Cured?

Unfortunately, there's no medical cure for permanent hair loss – but we can offer a variety of options to hide, slow, or potentially reverse hair loss. At Dermatology Consultants, we work with each individual patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that best serves your needs. No matter what degree of hair loss you're experiencing, we'll work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you and helps you minimize the impact of hair loss.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Lynchburg & Forest, VA Dermatologists

Experiencing male or female pattern baldness can be frustrating and embarrassing, but with the right treatment, help is possible. If you're ready to take control of your hair loss, call us today at 434-847-6132. We'll work with you to help you understand your options, choose a treatment that works for you, and control the impact of hair loss. Contact us today!