Hair Loss Consultation

Integrated Dermatology of Brookline -  - Dermatologist

Integrated Dermatology of Brookline

Dermatologists located in Brookline, MA & Andover, MA

If thinning hair makes you feel self-conscious, you don’t have to live with it. At Integrated Dermatology of Brookline in Brookline and Andover, Massachusetts, board-certified dermatologists Miaoyuan Wang, MD, Alan Rockoff, MD, and their expert team offer effective solutions. They provide hair loss consultations and treatments to give you a thicker, fuller head of hair. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online to get started today.

Hair Loss Consultation Q & A

What is a hair loss consultation?

During a hair loss consultation with Integrated Dermatology of Brookline, your dermatologist reviews your medical history and asks about medications you may take. They also examine your hair and scalp.

Your specialist might recommend you undergo a blood test to assess hormone, vitamin, and mineral levels in your blood. They discuss your desired results and develop a personalized hair restoration treatment to give you fuller, thicker hair and a younger-looking appearance.

What are the risk factors for hair loss?

Hair loss is common with aging, especially among men. Additional risk factors include:

  • Family history of hair loss
  • Genetics
  • Certain meditations
  • Hormone changes
  • Stress
  • Past radiation therapy
  • Aggressive hairstyles or treatments
  • Significant weight loss
  • Poor nutrition
  • Some medical conditions

Making lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of thinning hair. However, despite your best efforts, hair loss can still occur because of genetic factors.

What are my hair loss treatment options?

Depending on the cause of your hair loss and its severity, your dermatologist might recommend one of the following treatments after a hair loss consultation:

Lifestyle changes

Ways to reduce your risk of hair loss include:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a nutritious diet
  • Take a multivitamin supplement
  • Be gentle with your hair
  • Don’t use harsh hair-care products

Furthermore, keep stress levels as low as you can.

Medications

Using hair regrowth medications can thicken your hair and prevent future hair loss. Your dermatologist lets you know which hair-thickening medications, if any, are right for you. 

If your current medications contribute to hair loss, your doctor might suggest changing your regimen to stimulate hair regrowth.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP uses platelets from your blood to stimulate cell regeneration and hair regrowth naturally. Your specialist takes a blood sample from your arm, spins it in a centrifuge, and injects PRP into specific areas of your scalp.

Hormone treatment

If you experience low thyroid, testosterone, estrogen, or other hormone imbalances, hormone treatment can reduce hair loss. 

If you desire a fuller, thicker head of hair to improve your self-confidence and overall quality of life, schedule a hair loss consultation with Integrated Dermatology of Brookline by phone or book online today.