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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.