Mayha Patel, DO, FAAD
Dermatologist & Aesthetics located in Westlake Village, CA
Wigs or toupees are a great option if you want to hide your hair loss, but most people would prefer natural hair growth. At CoCo Dermatology and Cosmetics in Westlake Village, California, board-certified dermatologist Mayha Patel, DO, FAAD, offers treatments to stimulate your natural hair growth. Book a consultation by phone or online to find out if you’re a good candidate for hair loss treatments today.
Hair Loss Q & A
What is hair loss?
Hair loss can happen to your scalp or all over your body. Also called alopecia, it can be a temporary or permanent issue depending on the cause.
While a few people accept their baldness resulting from hair loss, others don’t like the way it changes their appearance. If you don’t want to be bald, or if you would prefer not to wear wigs or hairpieces, there are several dermatological treatments that might be able to help you regrow your hair.
The most common type of hair loss is genetic and not preventable. Male-pattern baldness usually starts with a receding hairline or with a bald spot at the crown. Female-pattern baldness usually starts with general hair thinning all over the scalp.
Why am I experiencing hair loss?
Noticing that more of your hair is falling out than usual, or feeling a new bald spot on your head, can come as an unwelcome surprise and hamper your self-confidence. It’s especially distressing if you’re not sure why you’re losing your hair.
Conditions, medications, and other factors that can result in hair loss include:
- Alopecia areata (an autoimmune disorder)
- Hormone changes in pregnancy
- Thyroid issues
- Chemotherapy for cancer
- Radiation therapy to the head
- Scalp infections
- Scalp psoriasis
- Traction from tight hairstyles
- Hair treatments like colors or perms
- Nutrient imbalances
- Stress or emotional shock
Dr. Patel asks about your medical history and might recommend a blood test or scalp biopsy in an effort to diagnose the cause of your hair loss.
What are my treatment options for hair loss?
CoCo Dermatology and Cosmetics offers three advanced treatments for hair loss that may help revive your follicles to continue hair growth or slow the rate of your hair loss. Dr. Patel can tell you if your type of hair loss is treatable and helps you choose a treatment with considerable chances of success. She may recommend:
Fotona® laser therapy
The Fotona laser combines Nd:YAG and Er:YAG wavelengths to reach deep layers of the scalp and revive your hair follicles to renew natural growth. You’ll likely need more than one treatment session for ideal results.
Hair loss can have a large impact on the way you see yourself. For a hair loss treatment consultation, call CoCo Dermatology and Cosmetics or request an appointment online today.