Hair Loss Specialist

Access Dermatology Clinic  -  - Dermatologist

Access Dermatology Clinic

Dermatologists located in Franklin & Glasgow, KY & Gallatin, TN

When notice balding or thinning areas on your scalp, you might have many questions about what’s causing your hair loss. At Access Dermatology Clinic in Franklin and Glasgow, Kentucky, and Gallatin, Tennessee, board-certified providers James Allred, MD, FAAD, and Sherelen Hodges, APRN, DCNP, provide dermatological hair loss treatments that help you grow your own natural hair. To book a consultation for hair loss treatment, call the nearest office or schedule your visit online today.

Hair Loss Q & A

What is hair loss?

Hair loss is an issue that affects both men and women. There are lots of potential causes, and you need an accurate diagnosis ahead of treatment. 

While some people aren’t bothered by hair loss, others would prefer to continue growing their natural hair. Fortunately, there are treatments available. 

Conditions and disorders that affect the scalp can cause hair loss. The team at Access Dermatology Clinic treats these conditions, which can cause bald spots or thinning patches and often get worse with time. 

When it comes to treating hair loss, earlier intervention is usually better. When you have concerns about your hair falling out or getting thinner, book an appointment for an evaluation right away. 

The team at Access Dermatology Clinic takes your medical history and might perform certain tests like a scalp biopsy or blood test to diagnose or rule out underlying conditions. 

What causes hair loss?

There are countless types of hair loss, and finding the cause isn’t always a simple process. One common cause of hair loss is hereditary hair loss, which you might know as male- and female-pattern baldness. If you have hereditary hair loss, your follicles shrink before stopping their hair growth entirely. 

Other conditions and circumstances that can lead to hair loss are:

  • Alopecia areata
  • Cancer treatments
  • Ringworm
  • Major stressors, like childbirth or illnesses
  • Intense hair care and processing
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Scalp infections
  • Certain medications
  • Scalp psoriasis
  • Trichotillomania (excessive hair pulling)
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Nutritional imbalances
  • Hair shaft abnormalities

Some types of hair loss respond very well to hair loss treatments while others are not as treatable. The team at Access Dermatology Clinic explains your diagnosis and tells you which treatments, if any, they recommend for your particular type of hair loss.

How is hair loss treated?

Dermatological hair loss treatments aim to stimulate natural hair growth so you can enjoy your own hair without the need for a wig or hairpiece. 

There are medications and procedures available to treat hair loss in the office or from the comfort of your home. Depending on the type and extent of your hair loss, your treatment might include:

  • Over-the-counter minoxidil (Rogaine®) 
  • Prescription medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Laser therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Microneedling
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Hair transplant

It’s difficult to predict the results of some hair loss treatments, and you might need to try a few options before you find a method that produces more hair growth. 

To schedule your consultation for hair loss treatment, call the nearest Access Dermatology Clinic office or book a visit online today.