The Sadick Research Group and Sadick Dermatology are continually finding new ways to treat hair loss. Our understanding of hair loss is extensive and ranges from helping with the development and clinical trials for Propecia to pioneering the most advanced laser and light sources for stimulating hair growth. We have even taken it one step further by looking into the roll of stem cells in re-growing new hair.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be temporary or permanent condition affecting both men and women. While a body imbalance is the general cause, there are lifestyle factors and genetic factors that are linked to hair loss.
Hair loss is primarily caused by a combination of aging, a change in hormones and genetics. As a rule, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become. By helping you to understand the causes of your hair disorder, we are better able to stop or slow down hair loss.
Causes of Hair Loss
The causes of hair loss, whether genetic or lifestyle related, vary between women and men. Possible causes include:
- Genetic sensitivity to DHT, a by-product of testosterone
- Hormonal changes brought on by use of medications, disease, etc.
- Injury to hair follicles through chemotherapy or traction alopecia
- Trauma that alters the growing/shedding phases of hair
Hair Loss Treatment
Treatments may range from custom blended topical medications and shampoos to hair transplantation surgery. Hair transplants have been conducted for over 30 years, and today’s treatments provide patients with a natural hair line and appearance.
Just as the causes of hair loss vary by gender, hair loss treatments will vary as well. A wide variety of medications exist, including topical treatments, oral medications, light therapy and surgery. For certain candidates, a combination of procedures is recommended to restore the hair.