Is Alopecia Serious?

Do you notice your hair is thinning on the scalp? DO you feel self-conscious about your appearance due to less hair on the scalp? Are you worried about the permanent loss of hair due to the natural process of aging? Patients who are noticing changes in their hair thickness and appearance may want to speak to a dermatologist about hair loss and thinning to find a solution that fits their needs. At the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center, Dallas, TX area patients can speak to a professional about their condition, get a proper diagnosis, and discuss possible treatment options that work! 

What is alopecia? 

Alopecia is the medical term for patients who are experiencing significant hair thinning or loss. There are various types of alopecia, including alopecia areata totalis, alopecia areata universalis, diffuse alopecia areata, and ophiasis alopecia areata. Getting a proper diagnosis of the type of alopecia present is the first step in finding a solution. 

Is alopecia serious? 

Many patients will ask Drs. William Abramovits and his team if alopecia is a serious condition or a medical concern. In most cases, it is not, though it can cause patients to feel self-conscious, sad, frustrated, or anxious. In addition to working with a dermatologist to help restore lost or thinning hair, patients can also ask about the benefits of joining a support group to know they are not alone and can work with others to improve the psychological effects that alopecia can have on an individual. 

How is alopecia treated? 

There are several approaches that can be done to restore hair when alopecia has been diagnosed. Some treatments may include corticosteroids, topical immunotherapy, minoxidil medication, and red light therapies. 

Learn more about alopecia 

Whether you are worried about new thinning of the hair or are experiencing significant hair loss, the team at the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center of Dallas, TX can assist you with finding a solution. Call (972) 661-2729 to request a visit with our team of professionals at 5310 Harvest Hill Road, Suite #160. We are open to new and existing patients in our state-of-the-art dermatological facility, servicing patients in and around the Dallas community.  

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