Hair Loss in Naperville, IL
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About Hair Loss
A person's hair can make a first and lasting impression. Your hair may seem like a minor detail in the grand scheme of things, but thinning hair or balding can affect your self-esteem and your appearance. Losing hair can be very distressing for any individual. Baldness may be hard to accept. Fortunately, with all the new advances available in the hair restoration world, your hair loss may be controlled, reversed, and many times, restored. At Oak Dermatology in Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL, we offer a nonsurgical procedure to help you reach your goals, renew your hair loss, and restore your confidence. Our expert team has successfully treated patients from early hair thinning to late-stage balding by administering a natural and minimally invasive solution to give them the best cosmetically pleasing results.
What Are the Causes and Types of Hair Loss?
The typical term given for hair loss is alopecia, and it happens if the hair growth stages are interrupted. Some hair loss conditions are temporary while some may be permanent. For most men and women, their hair loss is because of androgenetic alopecia (male and female pattern baldness), and can be caused by a few factors — age, genetics, and androgens (male hormones). Genetic hair loss can come from both sides of your family and may skip a generation. Hereditary hair loss is extremely common, affecting about 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. alone.
Other hair loss conditions that may interrupt hair development cycles or perhaps kill hair follicles consist of certain medical and scalp conditions, nutritional deficiencies, drugs, hormonal imbalance, physical injury, and sometimes even hair care habits and styles. After baldness begins, it is generally a gradual, slow process that may occur in particular regions on the scalp or even all around.
Many hair loss conditions can be reversed by simply taking away the causal variable(s) and/or by using nonsurgical techniques to stop hair loss, improve the standard of the hair follicles, and regrow them. Other disorders can't be treated without surgery due to the stage and permanence of the baldness. In such circumstances, hair transplant procedures may be considered. Typical hair loss conditions include:
- Male and female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia)
- Alopecia areata
- Telogen effluvium
- Anagen effluvium
- Traction alopecia
What to Expect from Hair Loss Treatment
Advances in technology and modern medical and surgical practices have made it possible for any individual to slow hair loss, reverse it, or even revive it. Oak Dermatology offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss. PRP is created by taking a small amount of your body's blood and separating its contents in a centrifuge into a plasma serum. Your blood platelets and plasma are then injected back into your scalp to stimulate healing and regeneration. The platelets supply critical nutrients to the hair follicles and stimulate them to produce thicker, healthier hair. This procedure requires no anesthetic and no downtime. Treatments typically require follow-up appointments.
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Stimulating Hair Growth
Any individual experiencing hair loss can be a good candidate for PRP treatments. We invite you to contact Oak Dermatology and allow our expert team to obtain an extensive hair loss/medical history and scalp/hair analysis as we discuss the benefits of this hair growth treatment with you.