Hair Loss Specialist

Southside Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Tulsa, OK

Millions of Americans suffer from hair loss. While many assume it’s an inevitable part of aging, treatment by a dermatologist often can reduce your hair loss and, in some cases, stimulate new growth. Alison Fischer, MD, and Robert Fischer, MD, the board-certified dermatologists at Southside Dermatology in Tulsa, Oklahoma, provide expert diagnosis and treatment for men and women dealing with thinning hair, receding hairlines, and baldness. Call Southside Dermatology today or make an appointment online.

Hair Loss Q & A

Southside Dermatology

What causes hair loss?

Approximately 40% of men and 25% of women experience hair loss by the time they reach their 40s. In most cases, hair loss is an inherited trait.

Some of the conditions that lead to hair loss include:

  • Hereditary thinning — clinically known as androgenic alopecia
  • Alopecia areata — an autoimmune disease
  • Scarring
  • Medical conditions including thyroid disorders and anemia
  • Fungal infections such as ringworm
  • Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause
  • Significant weight loss — 15 pounds or more
  • Too much vitamin A
  • Insufficient protein and iron

How is hair loss diagnosed?

Understanding what’s causing your hair loss is critical to identifying the best treatment. At Southside Dermatology, Dr. Alison Fischer or Dr. Robert Fischer performs an extensive exam to get to the root cause of your hair loss.

Your dermatologist needs to understand your overall health and wellness and begins your exam with a conversation about your personal and family medical history. They may ask about diet, medications, any recent pregnancies, and other issues.

Your doctor also examines your scalp closely to measure your hair loss and look for signs of infection or other conditions that could trigger your symptoms. They may gently pull on your hair or take a skin sample from your scalp.

How is hair loss treated?

Depending on the condition causing your hair loss, your dermatologist at Southside Dermatology provides customized treatment to slow or stop your hair loss. In some cases, your doctor can stimulate new hair growth.

Prescription medication is a conventional method of addressing hair loss. While you can purchase minoxidil over the counter, your dermatologist provides stronger medicines including finasteride or corticosteroids to control your hair loss.

The doctors at Southside Dermatology also provide laser therapy and surgical procedures, including scalp expansion and scalp flaps, to move healthy hair follicles and encourage hair growth.

Finding the right solution for hair loss can take time and may involve some trial and error. The team at Southside Dermatology is committed to helping you look your best and resolve any skin issues that inhibit your hair growth.

You don’t have to accept hair loss. Call Southside Dermatology today or schedule a consultation online to learn about your options to restore your hair.