Hair restoration in Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, and Newtown Square
Hair loss is a common and often distressing problem for both men and women. According to The American Academy of Dermatology, hereditary hair loss affects about 30 million women and 50 million men in the United States.
Clinically termed androgenetic alopecia, hair loss is characterized by a receding hairline as well as a loss of hair on top of the scalp. Hair restoration aims to reverse these effects, slowing the rate of hair loss and encouraging hair regrowth.
What Causes Hair Loss?
The average person loses 50 to 100 hairs per day. Hair loss becomes a medical issue when bald patches and/or excessive thinning occurs.
There are many causes of hair loss. Women may notice hair loss after giving birth. Excessive stress can cause sudden hair loss, as can some diseases and medical treatments. Even hair care practices, such as coloring, perming, or straightening, can be a factor in hair loss.
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The most common cause of hair loss is a medical condition called hereditary hair loss. Also known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness, this type of hair loss can be inherited from either the mother's or father's side of the family. Typically, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe it will become.
Luckily, hair restoration can stop or treat most causes of hair loss.
How Is Hair Loss Diagnosed?
Hair restoration treatment in Philadelphia begins with the proper diagnosis. The dermatological experts at Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute will take a detailed history of your medications, allergies, family history, and diet, as well as a woman's record of menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. A thorough examination of your scalp and hair will also take place. A scalp biopsy may be performed to confirm a diagnosis via dermatopathology.
How Does Hair Restoration Work?
There are many treatments available that promote the regrowth of hair and/or slowing of hair loss. These include topical and injectable medications, as well as oral supplement therapy. In all cases, the earlier treatment begins, the better the results. Hair loss becomes harder to treat as the loss of hair progresses.
The Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute offers the safest and most effective hair restoration treatments available.