What are the signs, causes, and treatments for HAIR LOSS?!

Before and After Treatment

Why does hair loss occur?

Well, generalized hair loss/hair thinning can occur due to a multitiude of factors, the most common being family genetics, environmental toxins, thyroid dysfunction, stress, low Vit D levels, iron deficiency, hormone imbalances, poor nutrition, and certain medications such as Vitamin A, cancer drugs, and radiation ect. 

A specific form of hair loss called alopecia occurs when the immune system actually attacks its own hair follicles which results in hair loss. This can be caused by several different factors including stress, hormone imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, other autoimmune diseases, low vit D levels etc. 

Seeing a Board-Certified Dermatologist such as Dr. Mayha Patel, is crucial in identifying what particular type of hair loss you are suffereing from. 

What are symptoms of hair loss? 

  1. Gradual thinning of hair on the scalp or frontal hairline
  2. Circular/patchy hairless regions
  3. Sudden loss of hair
  4. Loosening of hair 
  5. Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp
  6. Receeding hair line
  7. Loss of excessive amounts of hair while in the shower or while brushing 

What type of treatments do we offer? At Contour Dermatology and Cosmetics, Dr. Patel has created a specialized protocol to give you the best results for treating your hair loss. This 5 step treatment plan is called Coco Grow. Coco Grow consists of 5 Fotona Laser treatments and 3 Platelet Rich Fibrin injection treatments.  Dr. Patel also offers her ISDIN Healthy Scalp Package which includes Hair Density Capsules, Hair Density Lotion, and a Hair Density Shampoo to rejuvenate and thicken hair follicles. All of these products used together will help support healthy hair maintenance, strengthen hair stems, and nourish thinning hair!

How does Coco Grow work? In this treatment plan, Dr. Patel uses her state of the art Fotona Laser which uses photobiomodulation, a form of gentle deep heat to stimulate the stem cells of dormant hair follicles and encourages hair growth. The light energy from the Fotona Laser penetrates tissue, where it interacts with chromophores and induces a complex set of reactions that increases circulation, reduces inflammation, and helps restore normal cellular function. After Dr. Patel applies the Fotona Laser, your blood will be drawn and spun down in a centrifuge to separate your blood cells and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF). Once we have obtained the PRF, Dr. Patel will inject the fibrin into the areas of hair loss, which will help increase blood flow to the hair follicles, stimulate the growth of new hair follicles, and lengthen the anagen (active) phase of the hair cycle to promote new hair growth. It is recommended to have 5 treatments of our Fotona Laser and 3 treatments of PRF for optimal results!

If you are experiencing hair loss, please contact us today at 805-491-5992 or email skincare@cocodermatology.com to schedule your consult with Dr. Patel and get your treatment started!

Dr. Mayha Patel Dr. Patel diagnoses conditions affecting the hair, skin, and nails, which often have a large impact on your self-image and confidence. Using exams, blood tests, biopsies, and other approaches, Dr. Patel frequently diagnoses eczema, psoriasis, alopecia, acne, and various types of skin cancer creating an individualized treatment plan with each patient’s needs in mind. In addition, as a board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patel has extensive cosmetic dermatology experience and knowledge in numerous state of the art interventional procedures in cosmetic dermatology such as botox®, fillers, microneedling, kybella, and thread lifts. Dr. Patel also specializes in facial contouring, concierge cosmetics, and laser based procedures. Dr. Patel frequently uses her dual wavelength laser system for treatment, as well as UV light therapies, prescription medications, and topical products with proven results.

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