Thinning hair affects a sizeable percentage of the population, and includes both men and women. Hair follicles can become clogged, misshapen or damaged due to injury which results in hair loss. As we age the scalp becomes harder to maintain and the buildup of damaged cells can be difficult to correct.
Treatments for hair loss vary, and the right treatment for your condition will depend on the type of hair loss you are experiencing. Some of the best treatments for hair loss involve rejuvenating damaged follicles so they can once again produce thicker, fuller hair strands.
Often, hair loss that occurs in patches can be effectively treated with steroid injections. This is a relatively simple way to treat the condition, as it does not involve surgery or require any downtime. Other options are the use of oral medications and topical creams and shampoos. Glytone by Ducray products have shown to be incredibly effective in many cases. We sell the Glytone trio here in our office that includes shampoo, hair lotion spray and vitamins that all help with hair loss.
Another option we provide in our office is microneedling. Microneedling uses a machine that has 12 small needles that create dozens of micro-channels in the skin. By disrupting the skin in this way, it encourages the growth of new hair and speeds up the body’s natural healing system. Once the micro-channels are created, we apply a serum called Saw Palmetto that is proven to help increase hair growth. Because of the micro-channels, the serum is absorbed much deeper and faster into the skin and is therefore able to produce better results than if it was applied without microneedling.
We recommend coming into our office for a free cosmetic consultation. During your consultation, you will meet with our cosmetic coordinator and discuss in depth all of the treatments for hair loss that are available to you. Then you will meet with one of our providers and they will go over what treatment they think would benefit you the most success. We serve clients in the San Diego and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!