Hair Loss Treatment in San Diego
Q: Why do people experience hair loss?
Alopecia is an umbrella term for many types of hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia is a hereditary condition that develops in men and women. Nearly half of all men will lose hair during their lifetime and approximately one of every four females will be affected at some point. Traumatic injuries, scarring, or burns to the scalp can cause permanent hair loss.
Q: Does hair transplant surgery result in permanent hair growth?
Transplanted hair will continue to grow as long as the donor hair remains viable.
Q: Are there nonsurgical options for hair replacement?
The FDA has approved two drugs, Propecia and Rogaine, for hair loss. Propecia requires a written prescription from a physician, while Rogaine can be purchased over the counter at most local pharmacies.
Q: When should I see a doctor about hair loss?
See your doctor if you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when combing or washing your hair. Sudden hair loss can signal an underlying medical condition that may require treatment. Talk to a primary care physician if your hair loss distresses you and you want to pursue treatment.