Hair Loss Treatment

Hair Loss Treatment services offered in Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ

Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss generally doesn’t cause pain or risk your health, but it can certainly affect your self-image and confidence. If you’re interested in hair loss treatment for alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, or other types of hair loss, the board-certified dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists in Mesa, Tempe, and Scottsdale, Arizona, can customize your treatment. To explore hair loss solutions and consult with the team, call Skin Care Specialists or book an appointment online today.

Hair Loss Treatment Q&A

When should I consider hair loss treatment? 

Hair loss treatment is elective, but many people choose to restore their hair growth after noticing bald spots or thinning hair. Hair loss treatments aim to treat various types of alopecia, or hair loss, including:

Androgenetic alopecia

You might know androgenetic alopecia as male- or female-pattern baldness. These types of hair loss happen because of your genetics. Male-pattern baldness tends to appear as either a receding hairline or a growing bald spot at the crown, while female-pattern baldness involves thinning along the hairline. 

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when your immune system damages otherwise healthy hair follicles. This causes your hair to fall out in patches on your scalp. Alopecia areata can also affect your eyebrows, eyelashes, and body hair. 

Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium is temporary hair loss as the result of hormone changes, metabolic stress, or medications. This type of hair loss is diffuse all over your scalp. 

How does hair loss treatment work?

Skin Care Specialists evaluate your hair loss and review your medical history to determine the best course of treatment. A customized treatment plan can address your specific type of hair loss by stimulating your follicles, reducing inflammation, and using other strategies to promote hair growth. 

Nonsurgical hair loss treatments that might benefit you include:

  • Minoxidil
  • Finasteride
  • Scalp microneedling
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Corticosteroids
  • Stress reduction

When hair growth isn’t restorable with topical or oral medications, you might consider surgical measures such as hair transplant surgery. For hair transplant surgery to work, you must have at least some hair growth in other areas of your scalp.

How long does it take to see results from hair loss treatment?

It’s difficult to predict how long it will take to see results from your hair loss treatment. In fact, you might try several treatments without success before finding one that works well for you. Medications like finasteride typically take around four months to start working, while corticosteroids may produce regrowth in about 1-2 months. 

No matter which strategy they try, the team checks in with you around six months after you start treatment to evaluate your hair growth. They may recommend other strategies if you don’t see results. 

To explore hair loss treatments for various alopecia types, call Skin Care Specialists or schedule a treatment consultation online today.