Hair loss affects men and women of all ages. The most common reason that we lose hair is genetic, but there are other causes as well, including medications, alopecia areata, shock loss (Telogen Effluvium), scarring conditions (such as Lupus), traumatic injury, and after scalp surgery. Andro-genetic alopecia (AGA) is the medical name for male and female pattern hair loss, and this condition starts after puberty. Dr. Elliott has treated patients with AGA as young as 16 years of age and as old as 85.
Hair loss affects the person experiencing it profoundly. We become self-conscious, even socially withdrawn. Often, we feel anger, even grief over the loss of our hair.
Unfortunately, there is a huge lack of knowledge in the public mind, and even within the medical community, about the effectiveness of treatment. Transplants have become so good that they are undetectable, even to the person who cuts your hair. Another huge revolution since the year 2000 is the advancement in combination medical treatment. Dr. Elliott sees patients everyday who have improved to an extent that he would not have believed possible 10 years ago without transplants.
The reality is that treatment today works so well that losing your hair is a choice. Nearly all patients will stop losing hair with medical treatment and most also experience re-growth.
The following hair loss treatment options are available. Please contact our office for a free consultation.