Hair Loss Overview Dallas
Hair loss at any age can be extremely upsetting for men and women alike. Hair loss can be progressive, relentless, and even embarrassing. Luckily, at Texas Facial Aesthetics, we specialize in hair restoration. Dr. Richardson is fellowship-trained in hair restoration surgery and the non-surgical management of hair loss.
The first step in assessing hair loss treatment options is to perform a thorough history and physical exam. During your consultation, Dr. Richardson will ask about your medical history, any family history of hair loss, the duration of hair loss, what areas are affected, and what other treatments have been tried. A thorough exam of the scalp and hair will then be performed, along with a series of photographs of the hair and scalp.
Hair loss can be caused by hormones, thyroid disorders, autoimmune problems, infection, medications, and many other causes. Androgenetic hair loss (AGA) is hair loss that is related to the affects of hormones on the scalp. This is commonly known as “male-pattern baldness”, but women may be affected as well. While female hair loss is not as well understood, the male hormone that causes hair loss on the scalp is a breakdown product of testosterone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The enzyme that produces DHT is blocked by the prescription drug Propecia, which is designed to slow or stop the progression of hair loss, and may even result in increased hair mass.
At Texas Facial Aesthetics, we offer the full range of hair restoration options, including products such as shampoos, conditioners, masks, and serums from HairMedica that are designed to slow or stop the progression of hair loss.
We also may recommend medications such as Propecia (finasteride) or Rogaine (minoxidil). Procedures such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can be very helpful to increase the hair mass and slow or stop the progression of hair loss. Finally, hair transplantation is a great option for many patients. Click here to read more about hair transplant procedures.