Hair rejuvenation covers a broad category of different abnormalities: hair shaft disorders (split ends, brittle hair), thinning hair, or hair loss. The cause of these conditions isn’t always straightforward, which is why accurately identifying the underlying cause of the problem can help ensure the best treatment possible. Dr. Francesca Fusco is optimistic about the benefits of hair rejuvenation. With proper treatment, “Anything that’s going wrong can typically be corrected, and you want to do it before you’ve lost 10%, 20%, or 30% of the hair on your head.”
With hair shaft disorders or thinning hair, this may mean addressing biological challenges like genetics, improper nutrition, or pregnancy. Other times, the answer might be correcting environmental stressors like high-heat blow-outs, flat irons, or hair dyes. When not the result of age or genetics, hair loss can be a more serious concern: signifying hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases, infections, or scarring alopecia. These may require additional consultations with other medical professionals to ensure the best possible outcome.
Hair rejuvenation is first and foremost an exercise in confidence. With hair disorders, there is an important emotional component to consider, since our hair is such a visible marker of our identity. Not just the hair on our head: our eyebrows, beards, and eyelashes can also cause us to be self-conscious when they are sparse. That’s why Wexler Dermatology does everything we can to help counsel our patients on natural and technological solutions.
After a careful assessment, we provide our patients with diet, lifestyle, and product advice to help them make the changes they need to optimize their hair and scalp health. Small changes can often make a surprisingly big impact in this area. For more complex cases, we can prescribe oral and topical treatments to help rejuvenate your locks. Finally, there are 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.
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