Hair Loss

Star Dermatology treats hair loss at our Dallas area office in Coppell, nearby Grapevine, Irving, Addison, Carrollton, Hurst, Highland Village, Farmers Branch, Bedford, Cedar Hill, Desoto, Colleyville, Euless, Lewisville, Southlake, The Colony, Arlington, Flower Mound, and Double Oak.

Hair loss, or alopecia, is a common condition which may be a consequence of natural aging, a side effect of medication, or a manifestation of a health disorder. It can result in total baldness, 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 pattern baldness
  • Fungal infections of the scalp
  • Severe infections or high fevers
  • Poor nutrition
  • Certain medications
  • Traumatic stress
  • Trichotillomania, a psychiatric disorder involving compulsive hair-pulling
  • 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, in which too many hair follicles remain in a resting state

Treatment for Hair Loss

Treatment for hair loss is usually based on the cause of the condition.

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