Everyone loses hair. It is considered normal to lose approximately 50-100 hairs every day. If you notice bald patches, or lots of thinning, however, you may be experiencing hair loss. Alopecia is the clinical term for baldness or hair loss. It can happen seemingly completely randomly, and can affect everything from small patches to your entire body or scalp. It affects women and men, and there are a variety of causes that can worsen it (such as stress, poor diet, and/or changing hormones).
Alopecia can be caused by a number of factors including, hormones, genetics, medical conditions, and stress, as well as autoimmune conditions.
Dr. Lombardi, from the Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Surgery Center of NJ, is an alopecia specialist with years of experience treating hair loss in men and women. At your initial appointment, the doctor will carefully examine your scalp and hair and review your medical history with you. In the course of the exam, she may pull out a hair. The reason Dr. Lombardi may need to pull out a hair is to gather important evidence for analysis. Additionally, she may need to examine the hair on the rest of your body to compare the amount of hair. In some cases, Dr. Lombardi may do a scalp biopsy.
Once we have determined the cause of your hair loss, Dr. Lombardi will create a custom treatment plan. Below are some treatments the doctor may employ.
Though hair loss can never be “cured,” the effects can be treated, and hair can grow back.
Book an appointment with Dr. Lombardi and the team at the Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Surgery Center today!
Dr Lombardi patients will have access to certain appropriate appointments via telemedicine.
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