Sometimes we avoid doctor appointments because we hope our ailments will pass, dread the experience, or simply don't have the time. But the truth is - with any condition - an early evaluation can be the key to recovery and hair loss is no exception. However, you might only look into medical hair restoration treatments after another person observes more scalp is visible, unfortunately, even at this point, your hair is well into miniaturization, so time is of the essence.
The most common form of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness), but there are a variety of reasons why women may begin to experience hair loss. Regardless of the cause, follicles are more receptive to any therapy in the early stages of thinning, and also, a more extensive breadth of therapy options is available at this point. Once the hair loss is in an advanced state, the therapy options are limited, and much of the damage may be permanent. You can lose about 50% of your hair before the public notices you have thinning or are losing hair (but YOU will know well before it reaches this 50% mark).
This is very important: To improve the chances of preventing further hair loss, schedule a consultation or assessment and seek treatment as soon as you start to notice subtle changes.
Who Do I See?
Our office fields phone calls from people in other states, asking which kind of doctor they should see about their hair loss (assuming they live too far away to travel to our office).
A general practitioner or even dermatologist may not have the specific training of a specialist who handles hair loss and hair restoration exclusively. While they may have basic levels of understanding, you need someone who can work up an etiology (or cause for hair loss) which requires more specialized education. Beyond just an accurate diagnosis, you also need someone to provide treatment options and work with you to ensure you are receiving the most comprehensive and practical therapy.
For women, there is no time to lose, the sooner you can identify the cause of your hair loss, the more options may be available to you. Plus there could be a significant medical explanation for your hair loss, and proper consultation is vital to determining if this is the case.
There are surgical and non-surgical treatments available, and early diagnosis is essential to learn which treatment is best for you.
Surgical Hair Options for Women
A Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) can be an option for women who are experiencing androgenetic alopecia, traction alopecia, or whose scarring alopecia has been successfully resolved.
A Follicular Unit Extraction is one of the most common surgical procedures performed at HT&RC and women experiencing hair loss who want to regain their hair's natural volume and fullness.
Non-Surgical Options for Women
A painless and proven way to fight women's hair loss right from your home.
This is a prescription solution mix of Minoxidil, Retin A, and a weak steroid that increases the penetration of the Minoxidil, enhancing its efficacy. At HT&RC, Minoxidil can be combined with treatments like laser therapy to get maximum results.
A physician-developed line of hair-growth nutrients can help treat hair-thinning and restore your hair to its natural beauty. Help Hair gives women affordable tools to restart the hair growth cycle and take an active role in fighting hair loss every day.
Because of his level of expertise and experience in hair loss treatment, Dr. Gray is the only doctor in Georgia who is able to offer the Cesare Ragazzi CNC system, a proven alternative for women who are not candidates for surgical treatments.
Again, with all of these specialized treatments available, it is imperative that an early diagnosis is made to determine which option is best for you. Dr. Gray is not only an expert in hair loss and hair restoration, but he knows how sensitive this issue can be for his clients. That's why he puts your education, understanding, and comfort among his priorities so you can have a fully-engaged, supportive, and cohesive experience at HT&RC. The sooner you get your consultation to determine the underlying cause(s) of your hair loss, the more options you will have. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gray.