Hair loss can affect men and women of all ages. Genetics, medications, diet, hormones, pregnancy, and styling tools can all affect our hair growth and hair health. “High heat and chemical overload can weaken and dry out hair, leading to breakage called trichorrhexis nodosa, and can put a strain on hair follicles and prevent healthy hair growth,” explains Dr. Francesca Fusco.
Losing more than our allotted 100-or-so daily hairs can be the sign of something medically significant, such as hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases, infections, or scarring alopecia. That’s why our physicians spend the time to tailor an individual approach that includes an in-depth consultation, as well as potential testing to ascertain what, if any, health challenges our patients come across.
Additionally, since our hair is such a visible marker of our identity, hair loss has a significant emotional component. That’s why we do everything we can to help our patients. Our hair loss experts provide diet, supplement, and medication guidance using the latest biotechnology. In addition, there are many in-office treatments that can be done to help slow or reverse the process. We encourage our patients to come in sooner rather than later, “The earlier the intervention, the more likely you are to nip the problem in the bud,” Dr. Fusco says.
Our Doctors Say…
“In some cases, taking a multivitamin with biotin (which promotes healthy hair) or using a hair mask—could be a fix, but more serious conditions may warrant a topical or injected steroid, or a minoxidil prescription.”
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Dr. Patricia Wexler
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