Hair Loss: What Are The Options?

Dermatologists in Miami do a lot more than making people’s skin look great. They’re also tackling the sensitive problem of hair loss. Both men and women are susceptible to hair loss, for a number of reasons. Luckily, there have been a number of exciting developments in the fields of medical hair restoration and hair loss prevention. This is great news because up until recently, wigs and various other hairpieces were the only real option.  With the new advances in hair restoration technology, it’s easy to look like yourself again!

One option is topical hair restoring creams and shampoos. Most of these are designed to treat hair loss caused by alopecia, or male-pattern baldness. This is caused by an overabundance of testosterone, which kills off hair at the roots over time. A common example of this is Rogaine, but there are other topical applications to treat alopecia.

Another option is surgical hair restoration. In this procedure, actual human hair is grafted into the hair follicles by the roots. This creates a very natural-looking and feeling head covering, as opposed to such treatments as plugs, which are frequently made from synthetic materials and don’t match your own existing hair. However, since both of these options are surgical in nature, it is generally recommended that hair grafting and implantation be reserved as a last resort.

Laser therapy to stimulate the hair follicles and encourage the roots to grow wider, thereby arresting or stabilizing hair loss, is another popular option. This is often used in tandem with other treatments such as minoxidil-based shampoos (Rogaine) and the surgical hair restoration mentioned above. All of these treatments enjoy a high rate of success, but early detection and intervention is the key, as with any other medical problem.

Losing your hair is not uncommon, and it doesn’t mean there’s anything fundamentally wrong with you, that you’re sick or unhealthy, or that you think or worry too much. The trouble is, by the time hair loss becomes noticeable, you may have lost fifty percent or more of your original hair volume. A history of hair loss, especially among females in your family, is also a common warning sign, but thyroid imbalance, iron deficiency, childbirth, high fevers, or stopping birth control can all result in hair loss. When this happens, you need a Miami hair loss specialist you can trust to make sure you make the best decision for yourself and your natural beauty.

Oscar Hevia is a hair loss specialist and renowned Miami Cosmetic Dermatologist.

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