Treatment solutions for alopecia (hair loss)

Alopecia can affect patients of all ages, genders, and ethnicities, and there are several reasons why patients might experience thinning and loss, either temporarily or permanently. Below are just a few of the treatment options our team at Magnolia Dermatology of Clarksville, TN, might suggest for patients who want to restore or improve hair growth and thickness:

  • Topical treatments: Topical treatments are medications that can be applied directly to the scalp and the hair follicles to stimulate growth. Examples include minoxidil (Rogaine) and corticosteroids. Some patients may even see improvements when using certain hair growth shampoos designed to boost hair follicle growth.
  • Oral medications: Some patients may benefit from taking oral medications, such as finasteride or spironolactone, which work by blocking hormones that contribute to hair loss.
  • PRP hair loss injections: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections involve extracting a patient’s blood, separating the platelets and growth factors, and injecting them into one’s scalp to promote hair growth.
  • Low-level laser therapy: Also referred to by our team as red light therapy, low-level laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses red or near-infrared light, which will stimulate cellular activity and promote hair growth. It can be done at home with a handheld device or in a clinical setting.
  • Hair transplant surgery: For patients with permanent hair loss, hair transplant surgery may be an option. This involves taking individual hair follicles from one area of the scalp (often the back or sides) and implanting them into the thinning or balding areas. However, many patients want to avoid surgical treatments and may benefit from some of the more conservative options above.

Schedule time to speak to a board-certified dermatologist about hair fall treatment solutions

If you are experiencing issues such as hair thinning and loss, you do not need to be embarrassed! Getting a proper diagnosis of alopecia and understanding the cause of the problem is the best way to get started on the appropriate treatment. Call Magnolia Dermatology at (931) 551-2929 to request an appointment at the office, located at 276 Warfield Boulevard, serving patients in the communities of Nashville, Pleasant View, Fort Campbell, and Clarksville, TN.