Hair loss is a common concern that can affect people of all ages and genders. Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists specialize in treating various skin, hair, and nail conditions, and we offer a range of treatments for hair loss. The appropriate treatment depends on the underlying cause of the hair loss – each patient can receive a personalized treatment plan to combat thinning hair. Here are six dermatology treatments we offer for addressing hair loss.
1. Topical Minoxidil
Minoxidil is an FDA-approved over-the-counter topical medication that is applied directly to the scalp. It is commonly used to treat androgenetic alopecia, also known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. Minoxidil is thought to promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles and extending the growth phase of hair.
2. Systemic Steroids
Oral steroids can be an effective treatment for alopecia areata. These medications work by suppressing the immune response and reducing inflammation in the affected areas, allowing the hair follicles to recover and promote regrowth. The use of oral steroids for hair loss is typically considered in more severe cases or when other treatments have proven ineffective.
Nutrafol is a dietary supplement that has gained popularity for its role in addressing hair loss and promoting hair health. Nutrafol combines a blend of botanical ingredients, vitamins, and minerals that aim to target the underlying causes of hair thinning. Some of its key components include marine collagen, saw palmetto, ashwagandha, and tocotrienol complex. These ingredients are believed to address factors such as hormonal imbalances, inflammation, and oxidative stress that can contribute to hair loss
4. Corticosteroid Injections
For individuals with certain types of hair loss, such as alopecia areata, our dermatologists may administer corticosteroid injections directly into the affected areas. Corticosteroids help suppress the immune system’s attack on hair follicles and can stimulate hair regrowth.
5. Anthralin Cream
Anthralin is a topical medication that is applied to the scalp to treat conditions like alopecia areata. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and may alter the immune response in the skin, helping to promote hair regrowth. Anthralin is typically applied and then washed off after a short period.
6. Hair Growth Shampoos and Topical Products
Our dermatologists may recommend shampoos and topical products containing ingredients such as ketoconazole, saw palmetto, or other botanical extracts that are believed to promote hair health and combat the effects of androgenetic alopecia.
It is important to note that the effectiveness of these treatments can vary based on the individual and the specific cause of hair loss. Consulting with a dermatologist is crucial for a proper diagnosis and the development of a personalized treatment plan tailored to the individual’s needs and goals. Early intervention often yields more favorable outcomes in the management of hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss and want to explore non-surgical treatment options, contact our team at Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists. Call our clinic in Marietta, GA, to schedule your hair loss treatment consultation.