Hair Loss Specialist

Glendale Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Glendale, CA

Everyone loses between 50-100 hairs a day, however, when more than this is lost and bald or thin patches appear on a person’s scalp, he or she does not need to live with the threat of baldness. The providers at Glendale Dermatology offer treatments to address all kinds of hair loss issues from their practice in Glendale, California.

Hair Loss Q & A

What Causes Hair Loss?

While baldness is more common in men, women can also experience hair loss. There is a variety of issues that cause hair loss. Hereditary thinning or balding is the most common cause of hair loss, affecting approximately 80 million people in the United States. Men typically notice bald patches on the top of the head or a receding hairline. Women tend to maintain their hairline but notice their part growing wider. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease which causes the body to attack its own hair resulting in smooth round patches of hair loss on the scalp and other body parts. Sometimes illness or underlying medical conditions like thyroid disease can cause rapid hair loss called telogen effluvium.

How Is Hair Loss Treated?

The first step of effective treatment for hair loss is to determine what is causing the hair loss. The provider will perform a thorough physical exam and ask detailed questions about your family and medical history and may order blood tests. The dermatologist will carefully examine your scalp and hair. He may take a hair sample or a small biopsy of the skin on your scalp. It may take a little time to determine the root cause of the hair loss. Once the cause is diagnosed, the dermatologist will begin treatment. Treatment may include the use of special shampoos and conditioners, oral medication, laser treatments to the scalp, or a combination of any of these options.

What Can I Expect From Treatment?

Any in-office treatments are typically performed in a series on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly schedule. Injection treatments are generally minimally painful. The injections can be used to stimulates the hair follicles leading to new growth or quell the inflammatory reaction that leads to autoimmune hair loss. Most patients who use at home topical treatments apply them daily. If you have concerns about hair loss, make an appointment with a provider at Glendale Dermatology for assessment and treatment.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Glendale Dermatology, we accept PPO plans of the following insurances. We do not accept any EPO plans, HMO, or Covered California plans at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. We gladly accommodate patients without insurance who wish to pay out of pocket with discounted prices.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Health Net
United Healthcare