Hair Loss Treatment

Dermatologist & Allergy Testing & Immunotherapy Clinic located in Decatur, GA

Hair Loss Treatment
Hair Loss Treatment services offered in Decatur, GA

Thinning hair is a common sign of aging in men and women, but fortunately you don’t have to live with it. At Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia, board-certified dermatologist Kathleen J. Smith, MD, and her team offer comprehensive evaluations for hair loss and tailor treatments to your specific type and cause. Treatments include medical treatments as well as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for indicated conditions. Call the office to learn more, or use the online booking feature today.

Hair Loss Treatment Q&A

What is hair loss treatment?

Hair loss treatment at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta are based on prior evaluations to maximize hair growth. For conditions that respond to platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the team may recommend PRP therapy.

PRP is obtained from your own blood to stimulate new cell generation and enhance hair growth. The treatment is a natural way to increase the thickness of treated hair, reducing balding and turning back the hands of time.

What can cause hair loss?

Common causes of thinning hair include:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal
  • Nutritional
  • Chronic illness
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • Surgery or acute illness
  • Hair-care practices
  • Some medications
  • Stress 

Finding the underlying cause of hair loss helps guide your treatment plan. PRP is a highly effective hair loss treatment, regardless of what is causing the condition. 

Is hair loss treatment right for me?

Anyone can benefit from hair loss treatment at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta. You might be a candidate for more than one type of hair restoration solution. 

To determine which specific option is best, the Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta team discusses your medical history, medications, lifestyle habits, and more. They examine your hair and scalp and may recommend blood tests or additional diagnostic testing. 

Besides hair loss treatment, Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta offers radiofrequency microneedling, Botox® and dermal fillers, chemical peels, CoolSculpting®, and more.

What happens during hair loss treatment?

During hair loss treatment at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta, your specialist takes a sample of your blood. They use a centrifuge to obtain a more concentrated source of platelets.

To enhance comfort, your provider numbs the treatment area. They either inject PRP into multiple areas of your scalp or apply PRP to the scalp after microneedling, a procedure that uses very fine needles to make tiny micro-tears in your scalp.

What should I expect after hair loss treatment?

During the few weeks and months following hair loss treatment, you can expect gradual improvements in the volume and overall appearance of your hair.

To enhance the outcome, the Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta team may also suggest hair loss medications, hormone therapy, dietary supplements, or lifestyle changes.

For best results, the Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta providers often recommend multiple treatment sessions. You may benefit from periodic, touch-up PRP procedures to maintain a fuller, thicker head of hair long-term.

To take advantage of hair loss treatments, call Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta office or schedule an appointment online today.