While many women often see bald men as sexy, masculine and even virile they don’t see their own hair loss in the same light. In fact, losing hair especially when a bald spot begins to appear is devastating to most women. It makes them feel unattractive and in many cases unfeminine. While many men accept their hair loss gracefully, women will fight tooth and nail to help stop from occurring. In many cases they seek medical help from their general practitioner only to be told to call a dermatology office for an appointment.
The question is can dermatology really help prevent hair loss in women? The honest answer is that sometimes dermatologists can help prevent hair loss and sometimes they can’t. It all depends on the cause of the hair loss and the treatment available.
The first thing your dermatologists will do is take a medical history. During the taking of this history he or she may ask you questions about whether or not you are taking birth control and what type. Changes in diet and routine, types of hair care products and even medical conditions. They will also thoroughly exam your scalp and take a hair sample.
Based on their results they will determine whether or not there is a treatment option that may help you with your hair loss issues. As surprising as it may seem preventing it may be as simple as changing your hair care products or making simple changes in diet. If this is the case then your dermatologist will discuss those changes with you and if necessary work with you to help you make those changes.
In some cases, a scalp disease or condition may be the underlying cause for your hair loss. In these cases your dermatologist is best suited to treat this condition through medications or other types of treatments. In other cases, your dermatologist may recommend that you see another specialist if the underlying cause of your condition lies in a different area.
However, there are cases where there simply seems to be no cause for your hair loss or there seems to be no treatment available to prevent your losing your hair. In these cases, your dermatologist will discuss your various options with you and may recommend other professionals who can help you deal with your hair loss issues.
Like any other medical profession dermatology is not an exact science and there is still much that is not known about treating various conditions. Through research and study more and more treatment options become available every year but, research takes time and even the best dermatologist does not have all the answers. However, when it comes to hair loss issues, your dermatologist’s office is the best place to start searching for answers and in many cases, this highly trained professional will have the answers you seek.