According to the American Academy of Dermatology, an estimated 50 million men and 30 million women in US suffer from hereditary hair loss; millions more have hair loss/thinning hair related to stress, pregnancy, menopause, andropause, chronic illness and other reasons.
The treatments for thinning hair have been less than satisfactory. Women have even fewer treatment options than men. Basically the treatments for thinning hair until now can be divided into two groups:
- Medical Treatments- Topical and oral medications
- Surgical Treatments- Hair transplants
There has been a big lack of treatment choices in between the medical and surgical options until recently. Over the last couple of years there has been significant developments in the gap between medical and surgical treatments for hair loss, thinning hair and baldness. This is especially great for women with thinning hair because women have very few options for medical and surgical thinning hair treatments.
Most medications for hair loss are not suitable for women. Hair transplant is an option for very very small number of women with thinning hair. Due to generalized thinning of hair instead of patchy hair loss, less than 5% of women are candidates for hair transplant.
The new thinning hair treatments that have promising results for both men and women are:
We are excited to offer PRP alone and PRP + ACell injection treatments for hair loss in Dallas and Southlake to our patients for thinning hair and excessive hair loss, male and female pattern baldness and for alopecia areata. We also offer the LLLT treatment for hair loss in combination with the ACell + PRP treatment for in our Southlake office only. No two individuals are alike in their response to thinning hair treatments. A comprehensive approach to thinning hair always starts with lifestyle modification with optimization of nutrition, better stress management and avoidance of toxins. It is also important to rule out the most common medical illnesses leading to hair loss, such as iron deficiency, thyroid imbalance etc. Your hair loss treatment in Southlake and Dallas starts with a personal consultation with Dr. Malik. She will review your medical history and may need to get basic blood work to rule out the common medical illness. Your Thyroid and iron deficiency will need to be managed by your primary care physician.
If you are suffering from hair loss and would like to explore new non-surgical hair loss treatments in Dallas and Southlake, call 888-210-9693 for your consultation.