It's National Hair Loss Awareness Month

Aug 25, 2022
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It's National Hair Loss Awareness Month

Hair loss can occur or be influenced by multiple factors, and more than 80 million American men and women are affected. So, in honor of National Hair Loss Awareness month, now's a great time to explore one's options for restorative treatments. These can potentially provide life-changing results, making you look and feel younger, along with a boost of confidence that can extend to every facet of one's daily living.


To find out more, contact Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher in San Antonio or Live Oak, TX.


Why does hair loss occur?


Multiple factors influence hair loss in men and women. These include overall health, certain medications, stress, dietetic concerns such as nutrient deficiencies, and other aspects. The main cause is hormonal, however, as androgenic alopecia is the primary driver of pattern hair loss. The development of this condition may be inevitable, but you don't have to stand by while hair thinning or balding occurs. For National Hair Loss Awareness month, we'd like to remind you that there are multiple treatment strategies we can employ to slow down or halt hair loss while possibly inducing new hair growth as well.


We're thrilled to offer you an assortment of effective treatments that can help to combat the hair loss that affects tens of millions of Americans. We know that these issues can be tough on one's self-esteem and may be uncomfortable to discuss. But getting over that hesitancy is worth it, as it allows individuals to seek help and potentially achieve a dramatic improvement in overall appearance.


During your consultation, we'll discuss your hopes and expectations and let you know about the risks and benefits of the procedures we offer. Then, based on your specific needs and unique lifestyle factors, we'll help select the most effective plan for you in Live Oak or San Antonio, TX.


What are my treatment options?


Your hair restoration plan may include one or a combination of the following options. Prescription medications are one avenue to possibly avert hair loss and improve the quality, strength, and total health of the hair follicles. Additionally, we proudly offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy. PRP therapy involves drawing a bit of your blood, then purifying it in a centrifuge to separate the most nutritious substances. This purified mix is then injected into the scalp, where the influx of biological goodies (including healing factors and platelets) nourish the follicles and may inspire new growth and increase the quality of existing hairs.


PRP could provide a safe and effective treatment option, as could the noninvasive LLLT, low-level laser therapy. Like PRP, this modern method reduces risks while offering the potency of advanced medical techniques to potentially reverse one's hair loss. LLLT utilizes the inherent energy in light to provide a gentle stimulus that reaches deep into the scalp to slow hair loss while stimulating cellular regeneration.


National Hair Loss Month is an opportunity to explore your options


Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher can evaluate your scalp and hair to provide a precise diagnosis and devise the most efficient restoration plan. Thinning and balding can be kept at bay, while stimulating growth, thanks to various medically advanced treatment options, including laser or plasma-based therapies.


So, let's make the most of National Hair Loss Awareness month with a comprehensive consultation in San Antonio or Live Oak, TX. Just contact us today at Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic to begin your hair restoration journey.