The Best Treatment for Your Hair Loss Condition
Houston Hair Loss Clinic knows that Hair loss can affect just your scalp or your entire body. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications. Anyone can experience hair loss, but it’s more common in men.
Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Some people prefer to let their hair loss run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss and to restore growth.
Before pursuing hair loss treatment, talk with Houston Hair Loss Clinic about the cause of your hair loss and treatment options.
Houston Hair Loss Clinic: The Symptoms of Hair Loss
Hair loss can appear in many different ways, depending on what’s causing it. It can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body. Some types of hair loss are temporary, and others are permanent.
Signs and symptoms of hair loss may include:
- Gradual thinning on top of head. This is the most common type of hair loss, affecting both men and women as they age. In men, hair often begins to recede from the forehead in a line that resembles the letter M. Women typically retain the hairline on the forehead but have a broadening of the part in their hair.
- Circular or patchy bald spots. Some people experience smooth, coin-sized bald spots. This type of hair loss usually affects just the scalp, but it sometimes also occurs in beards or eyebrows. In some cases, your skin may become itchy or painful before the hair falls out.
- Sudden loosening of hair. A physical or emotional shock can cause hair to loosen. Handfuls of hair may come out when combing or washing your hair or even after gentle tugging. This type of hair loss usually causes overall hair thinning and not bald patches.
- Full-body hair loss. Some conditions and medical treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer, can result in the loss of hair all over your body. The hair usually grows back.
- Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp.This is a sign of ringworm. It may be accompanied by broken hair, redness, swelling and, at times, oozing.
Contact Houston Hair Loss Clinic if you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when combing or washing your or your child’s hair. Sudden hair loss can signal an underlying medical condition that requires treatment.
A number of factors can increase your risk of hair loss, including:
- Family history of balding, in either of your parent’s families
- Significant weight loss
- Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and lupus
Most baldness is caused by genetics (male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness). This type of hair loss is not preventable.
These tips may help you avoid preventable types of hair loss:
- Avoid tight hairstyles, such as braids, buns or ponytails.
- Avoid compulsively twisting, rubbing or pulling your hair.
- Treat your hair gently when washing and brushing. A wide-toothed comb may help prevent pulling out hair.
- Avoid harsh treatments such as hot rollers, curling irons, hot oil treatments and permanents.
- Avoid medications and supplements that could cause hair loss.
- Protect your hair from sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light.
- Stop smoking. Some studies show an association between smoking and baldness in men.
- If you are being treated with chemotherapy, ask your doctor about a cooling cap. This cap can reduce your risk of losing hair during chemotherapy.
Houston Hair Loss Clinic: What kind of hair loss treatments are available?
There is currently a wide range of both medical and surgical treatments available for hair loss and related scalp conditions, including the innovative platelet rich plasma stem cell treatment. The treatment that is right for you will depend on your medical history, current condition and diagnosis and will require a comprehensive evaluation to determine. If you are concerned with your hair loss and would like to put a stop to it, we urge you to get in touch with us today to book an appointment.
Learn more about Houston Hair Loss Clinic’s Doctor
Seymour M. Weaver, III, M.D. was born and raised in Houston, TX. He attended college in upstate New York at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and went on to earn his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, then complete an internship in medicine at the Los Angeles County/USC medical center.
After this internship, Dr. Weaver decided to specialize in dermatology, completing a three-year U.C.L.A. affiliated dermatology residency program at Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center. His training was extensive and included outpatient as well as inpatient preceptorships in plastic surgery. Following this he achieved his board certification.
Dr. Weaver maintains memberships in numerous professional associations, including:
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Medical Association
- Texas Dermatological Society
- Houston Dermatological Society
- American Society of for Dermatologic Surgery
- National Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association
RECOGNIZED LEADER & SPECIALIST
Over the course of his career Dr. Weaver has become a recognized leader and specialist in hair loss treatment. He is well known for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of hair loss and scalp disorders and is frequently featured in both local and national media, including Essence and Oprah Magazine. In addition to publishing his own book on hair loss, Dr. Weaver was also used as a dermatological resource for an educational book used by hair dressers in the United Kingdom, titled “African Type Hairdressing” by Sandra Gittens.
After more than three decades of dedicating his career to cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology, Dr. Weaver saw the need for a medical facility totally dedicated to hair loss and scalp disorders, especially for women, and opened the Houston Hair Loss Clinic to proudly serve the people of his home city.