Dana Point Dermatology
Dermatologists located in Dana Point, CA
Nearly 40% of women experience excessive hair loss at some point in their life, which can lead to social stress and professional embarrassment. Board-certified dermatologist Ryan Goerig, MD, and skin care expert Jessica Goerig, MS, PA-C, at Dana Point Dermatology specialize in the treatment of female hair loss and offer nonsurgical treatments to restore your lost hair. Call the Dana Point, California, office or click the online booking button to schedule a consultation.
Female Hair Loss Q & A
What is female hair loss?
Balding and thinning hair are often associated with men, but hair loss is also common in women. It’s normal to lose 50-100 hairs a day, which helps maintain hair growth balance.
Female hair loss occurs when there’s a disruption in the normal balance of hair growth and hair loss. While female hair loss is common, it can be distressing for women.
The team at Dana Point Dermatology specializes in female hair loss and receives referrals from dermatologists all over the country for their expertise and cutting-edge treatment.
What causes female hair loss?
Female hair loss can develop from a number of causes. Some of the most common include:
- Extreme stress
- Exposure to toxic substances (chemotherapy)
- Medical conditions (alopecia areata)
Hair loss can also be a consequence of the aging process, a condition referred to as female pattern hair loss (FPHL)
What can I expect during an evaluation for female hair loss?
The team at Dana Point Dermatology conducts comprehensive evaluations when you come to the office for treatment of your hair loss. During your evaluation, the team:
- Reviews your medical and family history
- Discusses your prescription medication use
- Evaluates the microscopic characteristics of your hair
- Conducts a vitamin deficiency analysis
- Checks hormone levels
- Performs a physical and dermatoscopic evaluation of your scalp
Your evaluation helps the team determine the underlying cause of your hair loss. This is an important part of the process because treatment for your hair loss is a lifelong process.
Understanding the precise nature of your hair loss ensures you get the best treatment and outcome.
How is female hair loss treated?
The team at Dana Point Dermatology takes a nonsurgical approach to the treatment of female hair loss. Treatment may include:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
PRP contains growth factors that enhance hair follicle viability and growth.
Medicinal and homeopathic systemic therapy
Medicinal and homeopathic systemic therapy includes medications that improve hormone balance.
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment used to reinvigorate dormant hair follicles.
Prescription-only topical hair growth formulations
The prescription-only topical hair growth formulations are compounded specifically for the team at Dana Point Dermatology.
Advanced mesotherapy involves the injection of medications and vitamins directly into your scalp.
You may benefit from one or more of these treatments to restore your hair loss. To schedule a consultation, contact Dana Point Dermatology by phone or online today.