Hair Loss Evaluations & Treatment

Definition: Hair loss evaluations and treatments involve a comprehensive assessment of the underlying cause of hair loss followed by the implementation of personalized solutions. A dermatologist or hair restoration specialist typically performs the evaluation.

The evaluation might include:

  • Medical history review
  • Scalp examination
  • Blood tests to assess for hormonal imbalances or nutritional deficiencies
  • Trichoscopy (microscopic examination of the scalp)

Treatment options vary depending on the diagnosis and can include:

  • Medications like minoxidil and finasteride
  • Laser therapy
  • Hair transplant procedures
  • Scalp micropigmentation (cosmetic tattooing to create the illusion of thicker hair)

Allows for targeted treatment based on the specific cause of hair loss.
May prevent further hair loss and promote regrowth in some cases.

Finding the underlying cause of hair loss may not always be straightforward.
Medications and laser therapy may not be effective for everyone and can have side effects.
Hair transplant procedures and scalp micropigmentation are more invasive options with associated risks and costs.

Recovery Time:
Varies depending on the specific treatment implemented. Medications typically have no downtime, while procedures like hair transplants require a week of recovery.

Hair loss treatments should be pursued under the guidance of a qualified dermatologist or hair restoration specialist. Self-diagnosis and treatment can be ineffective and potentially harmful.