What Do Dermatologists Prescribe for Hair Loss?

woman with hair loss problem looking in mirror at home At Aglow Dermatology, Dr. Dina Strachan and her team see patients with a variety of cosmetic and medical dermatology concerns. This includes issues with hair thinning and loss in both men and women. She is a board-certified professional who works with individuals in and around the area of New York, NY, and provides care for those who are seeking solutions for their hair, skin, nails, and body. Today, Dr. Dina Strachan talks about recommendations for the treatment of hair thinning and loss in adult patients, also referred to as the medical term “alopecia.” What do dermatologists prescribe for hair loss? It depends on the cause.

What can cause hair thinning and loss?

There are several conditions that could be responsible for changes in hair production. Below are a few of the primary causes that may be determined:

  • Certain medical conditions
  • certain skin conditions
  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Radiation therapy
  • Increased levels of stress
  • Certain hairstyles or hairstyling practices
  • Family history (genetic/hereditary)
  • infections

What does a dermatologist recommend for hair thinning and loss?

Dr. Dina Strachan is a board-certified dermatologist in the New York, NY, community who regularly works with patients in and around the community to help them find solutions to hair thinning and loss that do not require invasive procedures.

Below are a few of the recommended treatments she may suggest to new and returning patients concerned about their hair loss:

  • Changes in grooming practices
  • Changes in diet/nutrition
  • Treatment of an underlying medical condition
  • Elimination of certain products, including medications, oral, injected, or topical
  • Light-based therapies
  • Surgical hair transplants
  • Oral and topical medications
  • Injections

How do I find out more about treating hair thinning and loss?

What works for one patient might not work for another. Dr. Dina Strachan and her team at Aglow Dermatology work together with men and women to diagnose the cause of the condition and find an effective treatment that provides noticeable results and improves one’s appearance and self-confidence. If you reside in the community of New York, NY, and want to work with a board-certified dermatologist to find a solution for your concerns, call the office at 212-627-1004 to request an appointment.

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