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Both men and women are at a risk of experiencing hair loss. Whether it is permanent loss or thinning, several types of conditions can cause these issues. Everything from stress to trauma to hormonal changes can trigger the loss of hair in both genders.
It is important for a doctor to assess the situation in order to provide an accurate diagnosis and then recommend optimum treatment. Diagnosis allows the dermatologist to determine the reason for the hair loss. If the reason is hormonal levels, supplements may be considered, especially if the hormonal changes are long-term and not short-term as in the case of pregnancy or menopause. Stress can contribute to the loss of hair and conditions such as alopecia areata and effluvium should be properly diagnosed to make sure the treatment option chosen is most appropriate for that particular type of hair loss.
Dr. Cheryl Burgess of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery encourages patients to understand the benefits of treatment. Hair can be restored and thickened, depending on the reason for hair loss. In extreme cases, patients may be appropriate candidates for solutions such as hair transplants. This may be done if the hair loss is permanent and patients are serious about restoring the thickness and fullness of their hair.
Patients in and around the area of Washington, DC or Annapolis, MD are welcome to contact the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery to discuss with Dr. Cheryl Burgess the benefits of hair restoration and ways to slow or reverse hair thinning and loss. We welcome new and existing patients into our state-of-the-art dermatological practice for improving cosmetic and medical conditions.