Hair loss is a common condition that can affect men, women and even children of all ages. It can be a cause of embarrassment and affect one’s personal life and self-confidence.
There are many causes of hair loss. It can be hereditary, a side effect of medication, or a manifestation of a health disorder. It can result in complete loss of hair, thinning of the hair, or patchy bald spots and may be confined to the scalp or affect other areas of the body. Hair loss may be temporary or permanent, depending on its cause. Some of the causes of hair loss include:
- Male and female pattern baldness or familial hair loss
- Fungal infections of the scalp
- Poor nutrition
- Thyroid or pituitary disorders
- Certain skin disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis
- Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or polycystic ovary syndrome
- Chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder
- Telogen effluvium or stress related hair loss
- Scarring hair loss including Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (hot comb alopecia) and others
- Postpartum hair loss
Are there treatments for hair loss?
Yes! There are many treatments to promote hair growth and to stop further hair loss. Being evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist with an expertise in hair loss like Dr. Lisa Zhang is a great first step.
What can I expect from my visit?
Dr. Zhang will take a detailed history of your hair loss, your family history of hair loss as well as a specialized exam to help determine the cause of hair loss. In some instances, blood work may be necessary and/or a biopsy, a small sample of skin may be taken to determine the underlying cause of the hair loss.
Once the evaluation is complete, Dr. Zhang will come up with a personalized hair treatment plan based on your hair and your lifestyle.
Dr. Zhang is well versed in the most up to date hair loss treatments. Some of the treatments may include but are not limited to prescription strength scalp shampoos, specially compounded topical treatments, supplements or vitamins, oral medications, scalp injections or platelet rich plasma treatments.
Schedule a Consultation
In most cases, hair loss can continue to worsen if not addressed early on. If you would like a personalized evaluation of your hair loss, please contact us at (713) 771-8941 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zhang at our office in Houston. We proudly serve Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas.