Hair loss can be one of the most frustrating medical conditions that men and women deal with. While skin problems can be hidden with concealer, hair loss is visible for everyone to see. If you suffer from this condition and are interested in learning more about your condition, we can help.
RidgeView Dermatology’s ultimate goal is to provide our patients with both the information and treatments they need to be the healthiest, most confident versions of themselves. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists to learn more about your condition and explore your treatment options.
What Causes It?
Hair loss can be caused by a wide variety of different factors, but most of them start at the follicle. The hair follicle is the structure within the skin that encases the lowest part of a strand of hair. These structures contain blood vessels that help support healthy, consistent hair growth. Over the course of a person’s life, their hair follicles grow and expel hairs in a repetitive, continuous cycle.
People suffering from hair loss experience a disruption in this normal cycle of hair growth and expulsion. This disruption can be caused by a number of different factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, and certain medications.
What are the Symptoms of It?
While the most obvious symptom of hair loss is simply having less hair, many patients experience some signs that signal hair loss is coming. Gradual hair thinning is a common sign of a potential for future hair loss, as well as variations in the length, thickness, and texture of hair. Individuals with family members that suffer from hair loss should be mindful that they have an increased risk of developing it because of the partially genetic nature of the condition.
How is it Treated?
At RidgeView Dermatology, we’re proud to offer our patients a simple, easy, and minimally-invasive way to address hair loss — PRP therapy. This revolutionary treatment uses the patient’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) cells to help regenerate damaged follicles, restoring proper hair growth cycles. PRP therapy is an excellent alternative for patients that are not candidates for hair restoration surgery, or that would like to undergo a more aggressive approach to non-surgical hair restoration.
If you’re interested in learning more about your hair loss or would like to schedule a consultation appointment for a PRP therapy session, contact RidgeView Dermatology today! We’re proud to serve patients in the Lynchburg, Smith Mnt. Lake, and Forest areas of Virginia. We look forward to hearing from you!