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Hair loss can be a distressing experience for many individuals, especially when it is due to medical reasons. Medical hair loss can be caused by various factors such as genetics, autoimmune diseases, hormonal changes, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Losing hair can affect a person’s self-esteem and confidence, leading to feelings of anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there are several ways to manage hair loss.

One of the most effective ways to manage hair loss is to consult a medical professional who specializes in hair loss. They can evaluate the cause of the hair loss and recommend a treatment plan accordingly. In some cases, treating the underlying medical condition can lead to hair regrowth. For example, in the case of thyroid disorders or autoimmune diseases, treating the condition can improve hair loss.
Topical & Oral Treatments for Hair Loss
Luckily, there are great medications and topical treatments that can be prescribed to manage hair loss. Finasteride and minoxidil are two medications that are commonly used to treat hair loss. Finasteride (oral or topical) works by blocking the production of the hormone DHT, which can be responsible for hair loss and hair thinning. Minoxidil is a medication that is applied topically to the scalp or taken orally. It works by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles, promoting hair growth. Minoxidil has been proven effective in treating hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia.

Here at Hubbell Dermatology & Aesthetics, we often use customizable topical solutions tailored for the individual patient’s needs. It may be advised to be used on its own or in addition to other medical treatments that we suggest. We have seen fantastic results time and time again with our customized approach to hair restoration.
Hair Transplant Surgery

In some cases, hair transplant surgery may be recommended to manage hair loss. During a hair transplant, hair follicles are harvested from areas of the scalp where hair is still growing and transplanted to areas where hair is thinning or absent. This procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and has a high success rate.

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In addition to medical interventions, there are also practical steps that individuals can take to manage hair loss. Wearing hats or scarves can help cover up areas of the scalp that are thinning or balding. Using gentle hair care products and avoiding heat styling tools can also help prevent further hair loss.

In conclusion, medical hair loss can be a challenging experience, but there are several effective ways to manage it. Consulting with a medical professional who specializes in hair loss, taking medications, considering hair transplant surgery, and taking practical steps to manage hair loss can all help individuals cope with medical hair loss and feel more confident about their appearance.