At SmarterSkin Dermatology, Dr. Sejah Shah provides skilled, experienced care to address hair and scalp disorders with the goal of preventing further hair loss and promoting regrowth.
While it’s normal to lose up to 100 hairs each day, millions of people suffer from hair loss that leaves them with progressively thinning hair, bald patches, and a receding hairline. Whether hair loss is caused by genetic, medical, or environmental factors, it shouldn’t be viewed as a condition that exclusively affects men. Women may also experience hair loss.
As a medical professional who specializes in treating disorders affecting the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes, Dr. Shah will assess the pattern and type of hair loss that is present and determine if genetics, stress, environmental factors, an underlying medical condition or medical treatments are responsible for the condition. A physical exam of the scalp is also performed, with the hair examined for breakage, and a “tug test” conducted to measure hair loss severity. Depending on all these findings, further laboratory tests may also be ordered. While the most common cause of hair loss is hereditary, sudden cases of hair loss may be attributed to illness, poor nutrition, medicine, diet, hair care, or occur with the hormonal changes associated with childbirth, menopause, or stress.
At SmarterSkin Dermatology, we provide comprehensive care to both stimulate the regrowth of hair and reduce the effects of thinning hair to produce satisfying and aesthetically pleasing results for both men and women. To stimulate hair growth, we often recommend topical solutions, creams, oral medications as well as platelet- rich plasma injections and other leading-edge methods of care. You can rely on SmarterSkin Dermatology to provide the most advanced and effective solutions to promote hair growth.
Depending on the reason for your hair loss, Dr. Shah will determine whether you are best served by one type of therapy, or if a combination of treatments is indicated for optimal outcomes of care.