Hair Loss

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Hair Loss services offered in Trumbull, Westport and Derby, CT

It’s no secret that hair loss can impact your self-image. That’s why the experts at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists in Trumbull, Westport, and Derby, Connecticut, provide advanced hair loss treatments that can restore the health of your hair follicles. To find out which hair loss treatment might be best for you, call Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists or book a consultation online today.

Hair Loss Q & A

What is hair loss?

Hair loss often happens with age or in response to certain diseases or treatments. It can also happen because of traction if you tend to wear your hair in tight hairstyles. 

Also called alopecia, hair loss is sometimes just a cosmetic concern with no underlying condition you can treat. Fortunately, there are options for hair loss treatment that may be able to restore your own natural hair growth for cosmetic purposes. 

The team at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists performs an exam to find out why you may be experiencing hair loss and decides on the best treatment according to your circumstances. They monitor your hair growth with treatment and can adjust your treatment plan as needed. 

Why am I experiencing hair loss?

There are numerous possible causes of hair loss that affect many people in various age groups. One of the most common forms of hair loss is called androgenic alopecia, or genetic alopecia. If you have family members with male- or female-pattern baldness, you’re also at a higher-than-average likelihood of experiencing it. 

Other possible causes of hair loss include:

  • Cancer treatments
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Extreme stress
  • Certain medications and supplements
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease)
  • Certain hairstyles and treatments

Often, the pattern of hair loss you experience sheds light on the cause of your hair loss or thinning. There also may be evidence found in your medical history and among your habits. 

What are my treatment options for hair loss?

At Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists, in some cases, treating hair loss is as simple as changing a medication that’s causing it or avoiding specific hair products that cause excessive shedding. However, you may require more complex care for your hair loss. 

Treatment may involve one or more of the following:

  • Microneedling
  • Minoxidil, including low-dose oral minoxidil
  • Finasteride and Dutasteride
  • Low-level laser therapy
  • Nutrition and diet changes

Many of these treatments are highly effective in treating alopecia in both men and women, but the results can be challenging to predict. The team at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists works closely with you to find the most effective treatment for your hair loss type and severity.

Hair loss can be distressing for anyone, but it might not be permanent. Schedule a consultation over the phone or online at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists to explore hair loss treatments today.