Hair Loss

Cosmetic and General Dermatology located in Covington and Hammond, LA

Hair Loss

Hair Loss services offered in Covington, LA

Hair loss is common across the United States, affecting millions of men and women. Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics has four board-certified dermatologists at its offices in Covington and Hammond, Louisiana, who diagnose and treat all forms of hair loss. They also offer advanced nonsurgical therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which activates dormant hair follicles. Call Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics or book an appointment online today to see which hair loss treatment suits your needs.

Hair Loss Q&A

What causes hair loss?

Most hair loss is hereditary — you inherit genes from your parents that make your hair follicles (where the roots are) shrink and eventually stop producing hair. This problem (androgenic alopecia) is commonly known as male or female pattern baldness. It can begin in your teens but usually develops later in life.

For women, the first sign of female pattern baldness is general hair thinning or a widening part. With male pattern baldness, you’re more likely to have a receding hairline or develop a bald spot on top of your head.

Other potential causes of hair loss include:

  • Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder
  • Chemotherapy for cancer
  • Radiation treatment to your head or neck
  • Severe stress
  • Excessive use of coloring, perming, or relaxing hair treatments
  • Traction alopecia from braiding hair too tightly
  • Medication side effects
  • Scalp infections
  • Lack of biotin, iron, protein, or zinc in the diet

Hormonal disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism can also cause hair loss. Your hair will likely thin and recede from your forehead as you age.

Is hair loss treatable?

In many cases, hair loss is treatable and often reversible. The main issue is whether the follicles in your skin are healthy. If they’re damaged, new hair can’t grow.

Some hair loss conditions reverse when you receive treatment for the underlying cause. For example, taking daily levothyroxine pills to rebalance your thyroid hormones reverses hair loss caused by hypothyroidism. Antifungal medications can treat infections like ringworm, after which your hair should grow back.

If hair loss is due to a nutrient deficiency, changing your diet should help. If the cause is hair treatments, stopping them will help, but follicle damage is more likely. If you have chemotherapy or radiation treatments, your hair should grow back when it ends.

The Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team offers innovative Eclipse PRP® treatment for hair loss.

How does PRP help with hair loss?

PRP contains platelets in the blood that deliver growth factors to injured tissues. The growth factors help your body repair the damage and create new cells. PRP stimulates inactive hair follicles to enter an active growth phase and produce new hair.

PRP hair loss treatment is safe and causes minimal or no discomfort. To find out how you could benefit, call Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.