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Hair Loss

Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Worcester, MA
Hair Loss

Hair Loss services offered in Worcester, MA


At any age, losing your hair can come as an unwelcome change that affects how you look. While embracing baldness or investing in hats are options, you might prefer to get professional hair-loss treatments at The Dermatology Center of Worcester in Worcester, Massachusetts. To schedule a hair-loss treatment consultation with the team of expert skin specialists, call The Dermatology Center of Worcester or book an appointment online today.

Hair Loss Q&A

What is hair loss?

Hair loss happens when your hair starts to fall out, often starting out as thinning. Some people experience hair loss in specific patterns like patches or a single spot on the top of the head, while others experience hair loss all over. 

If you’re concerned about hair loss, there are plenty of medical treatments you can consider that promote natural hair growth. The team at The Dermatology Center of Worcester welcomes you for a consultation where they can examine your scalp and determine the cause of your hair loss. They can then make personalized treatment recommendations. 

Why am I experiencing hair loss?

There are countless reasons why you might be losing your hair, but it’s not always simple to identify the exact cause. The team at The Dermatology Center of Worcester reviews your medical history and might ask questions about when the hair loss started. 

You might experience hair loss due to:

  • Genetics
  • Extreme stress or trauma
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Certain medications and supplements
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Scalp infections
  • Trichotillomania (a hair-pulling disorder)
  • Harsh hair treatments or tight hairstyles

Some types of hair loss are more treatable than others. It can also be difficult to predict results from hair-loss treatments. You might need to try several approaches before you see any improvement in your natural hair growth. 

How do dermatologists treat hair loss?

At The Dermatology Center of Worcester, the team works with you to find out what’s causing your hair loss and what you can do about it. They rely on several widely trusted hair-loss treatments that stimulate natural hair growth. 

Several medications can treat hair loss, including well-known options like minoxidil and finasteride. Some medications for hair loss are applied topically or are contained within special shampoos and other hair products. Other medications are taken orally every day. 

There are also procedures that work to reactivate dormant hair follicles in your scalp. One such procedure is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to heal damaged hair follicles. Another option is laser therapy, which might improve the density of the hair on your scalp. 

A final option is hair transplant surgery, which involves a dermatologist harvesting healthy and functional follicles from a fuller part of your scalp and implanting them in the balding or thinning areas. 

To learn more about your options for hair-loss treatment, schedule an appointment over the phone or online at The Dermatology Center of Worcester today.