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About Alopecia

Alopecia, or hair loss, is a common cause of distress for more than 80 million people in America. At Thomas Dermatology, with two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, the highly experienced team of dermatology specialists understands the complexities of hair loss and they have the answers, too. Depending on the cause of your alopecia, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), topical solutions, oral medications, and other options can help. To learn more, call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online.

This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Alopecia Q & A

What is alopecia?

Alopecia is hair loss. This troubling issue can affect both men and women and is more common as you age. But, alopecia may occur in anyone. 

Alopecia has many possible triggers, including genetics, autoimmune disease, physical trauma, and emotional stress. 

Because there are many different types of alopecia and several possible causes, Thomas Dermatology takes a highly customized approach to hair restoration. 

When do I need alopecia treatment?

If you experience certain changes in your hair, it’s important to seek medical care quickly to prevent progression. Some signs that you may need alopecia treatment include:

  • Hair looks thin or stringy
  • More of your scalp shows
  • Thinner ponytail
  • Increase in hair in the drains
  • Brush fills with hair faster than before
  • Increase in hair shedding on your pillow
  • Hair feels brittle and weak 

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In most cases, you notice multiple signs of alopecia at one time. Don’t ignore these symptoms. It’s much easier to restore your hair to a level that you’re happy with if you still have a good amount of healthy hair before starting treatment. 

How is alopecia diagnosed?

The Thomas Dermatology team starts with a careful exam of your scalp and hair. They review your symptoms and also take photos to document a starting point before treatment. 

Hair loss can have complex causes, so you may need specific lab blood tests to find the cause of your alopecia. Your diagnosis and hair restoration goals can both guide the treatment process.

How is hair loss treated?

The team recommends a hair restoration plan based on the cause of your alopecia, the pattern of hair loss, your age, how much hair remains, and other individual factors. Hair loss treatment may involve a variety of solutions, including:

  • Topical solutions
  • Topical foams
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) scalp injections
  • Oral medications

The healthier you are, the better your hair restoration treatment can work. For this reason, the Thomas Dermatology team recommends closely managing any underlying issues that could contribute to hair loss, such as psoriasis. 

What are the other aesthetic uses of PRP?

In addition to PRP for alopecia, Thomas Dermatology offers cosmetic PRP services to rejuvenate the skin. PRP can prompt your body to make new collagen and elastin, so it's similar to a natural dermal filler. 

The Thomas Dermatology team can inject PRP or apply it after microneedling, depending on your needs and treatment goals. PRP can help with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and facial volume loss. Many people say that a PRP treatment gives them an overall youthful glow. 

Hair loss treatments at Thomas Dermatology can help you maximize and even regrow natural hair. To learn more about how alopecia treatment can help you, call the office nearest you or click on the online booking link.