Hair Loss Specialist

A to Z Dermatology -  - Dermatology

A to Z Dermatology

Dermatology serving Mesa, Sun City, Casa Grande, Gold Canyon, and Chandler, AZ

Patients who experience premature hair loss can find non-surgical treatment solutions at A to Z Dermatology. At the offices in Mesa, Casa Grande, Sun City, Chandler, and Gold Canyon, Arizona, the dermatology team can diagnose the underlying cause of your hair loss and create a treatment plan to promote healthy hair growth. They offer minimally invasive treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to improve your hair’s appearance and health. Call the A to Z Dermatology office near you to schedule a consultation for hair loss or book an appointment online today.

Hair Loss Q&A

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss can be a temporary or permanent condition, depending on its cause. Both men and women can experience thinning hair or hair loss because of hormone changes, underlying medical conditions, or the natural aging process.

If you have a family history of hair loss, you might be at increased risk for developing male or female-pattern baldness as you get older, starting with a receding hairline that progresses to more noticeable bald spots.

Other common causes of hair loss include:

  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Cancer treatments
  • Certain medications

Excessive use of styling products can also potentially contribute to premature hair loss.

How is the cause of hair loss diagnosed?

To determine the root cause of your hair loss, the team at A to Z Dermatology starts by reviewing your personal and family medical history, your lifestyle, your diet, and the medications you take.

They might also order blood tests to identify underlying medical conditions that affect the health of your hair. In some cases, the team might scrape a sample of your skin or pluck hairs for further examination under a microscope.

How is hair loss treated?

The team at A to Z Dermatology offers innovative treatments for hair loss, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP comes from your own blood and contains growth factors that stimulate your hair follicles to produce new, healthy hairs. 

The team withdraws a sample of your blood and prepares it in a centrifuge, a device that quickly spins the liquid to separate PRP from the rest of your blood. The resulting high concentration of PRP is what the team injects into certain areas of your scalp to encourage new hair growth over time.

You might also benefit from over-the-counter or prescription medicines that you apply to your scalp. Medicated shampoos are another option for improving the growth and thickness of your hair.

The team at A to Z Dermatology can recommend products to protect your new hair growth and prevent further hair loss. If you have an underlying medical condition that contributes to hair loss, you might need to see your primary care physician for a referral to a specialist.

If you’re bothered by your appearance because of premature hair loss, call the A to Z Dermatology office nearest to you to schedule a consultation or book one online today.