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Hair Loss

Medical Dermatology & Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Fenton, Chesterfield and O'Fallon, MO

Hair Loss services offered in Fenton, Chesterfield and O'Fallon, MO

Hair loss can happen for a number of reasons, including a faulty immune system, hair pulling or friction, or major stress on your body. The experts at Missouri Dermatology Laser and Vein Center in Fenton, Chesterfield, and O’Fallon, Missouri, provide professional care for the many forms of hair loss that affect people of all ages. Learn more about hair loss treatments by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Missouri Dermatology Laser and Vein Center today.

Hair Loss Q&A

What is hair loss?

Hair loss refers to balding or hair getting thinner on your scalp. Regardless of your age or gender, experiencing hair loss can come as an unwelcome surprise. If you’re interested in treating hair loss, there are several treatments that may be able to stimulate the growth of natural hair from follicles that are dormant. 

To diagnose the cause or causes of your hair loss, the team at Missouri Dermatology Laser and Vein Center starts with a physical exam and a review of your personal and family medical history. They may perform a blood test or scalp biopsy to identify or rule out certain causes of hair loss. 

Any diagnosis you receive helps direct the team to treatments or medications that can help with your specific type of hair loss. It can be a challenging issue to treat, but there are multiple options available. 

What causes hair loss?

There are nearly countless conditions, practices, and circumstances that have the potential to lead to hair loss. Depending on the type of hair loss you experience, you might start balding in a specific pattern or experience thinning hair all over your head. 

The team at Missouri Dermatology Laser and Vein Center can diagnose hair loss related to:

  • Heredity
  • Major surgery
  • Chronic illness
  • High fevers and infections
  • Stress
  • Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Harsh hair styling techniques
  • Habits like pulling or twirling hair
  • Friction
  • An imbalanced diet
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Birth control 
  • Certain medications

Androgenetic alopecia is a leading cause of hair loss which you might know as male- or female-pattern baldness. It’s hereditary, and you might develop it if you have family members with it. The team at Missouri Dermatology Laser and Vein Center also treats hair loss related to alopecia areata, an unpredictable autoimmune disorder. 

How is hair loss treated?

The team at Missouri Dermatology Laser and Vein Center offers treatments and prescriptions that may be able to help you continue growing a healthy head of hair. They might also suggest home care methods, such as changing your styling techniques or wearing hats less often. 

Treatment options for hair loss work in many different ways and include:

  • Topical medications
  • Oral medications
  • Hair transplant surgery
  • Low-level laser therapy

Hair loss treatment results vary, so you might need to try a few different options before you experience any success. It can take weeks or months before you see the results of your treatments or medications.

Explore the many treatment possibilities for hair loss by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Missouri Dermatology Laser and Vein Center today.

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