Hair Loss Treatments in Chicago
Scalp hair grows approximately half an inch every month, and on average most people shed about 100 individual hairs from their heads every day. Some people, due to genetics, medical conditions, or environmental issues, experience hair loss in excess. In fact, over 80 million American men and women suffer hair loss of some type.
Hair life cycles are regulated by chemicals in the body called androgens. These work to maintain consistent hair follicle size, as well. When there’s an influx of androgens, however, the hair life cycle is shortened, leading to thinner hair and slower regrowth.
Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology offers several hair loss solutions with treatment plans that are customized specifically based on your hair and goals.
Most Common Types of Hair Loss
Here at CCSD we commonly see a few types of hair loss or alopecia. Some are based primarily on genetics and others include additional factors.
Affecting over 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. alone, androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss. Often referred to as male or female pattern baldness, this condition is genetic but can be managed with treatment.
This type of alopecia begins at the apex of the scalp and may gradually spread to the sides. While recognized as genetic, symptoms typically start with inflammation and can be treated.
This type of hair loss is often brought on by intense stress, illness, severe changes in diet, hormone changes, or low iron or protein levels. It occurs during the resting phase of the hair growth cycle, causing multiple hairs to shed all at once.
Hair Loss Solutions – Chicago Area
The CCSD hair loss specialists in Chicago will diagnose your hair loss and create a customized treatment plan based on your hair type, medical conditions, and lifestyle.
Hair loss treatments that include antiandrogens return the hair life cycle to normal, encouraging faster regrowth of thicker, longer hair.
This antihypertensive vasodilator helps stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow around the follicles. It also promotes good hair follicle health and extends the growth phase. We have our own specially formulated hair regrowth serums that also include finasteride (for men) and spironolactone (for women).
Finasteride (For Men)
This antiandrogen primarily addresses hair regrowth at the top of the scalp but may improve hair growth near the temples, as well. In many cases, finasteride is also used to prevent additional hair loss.
Spironolactone (For Women)
This diuretic reduces the production of testosterone and other androgens, thereby increasing scalp hair regrowth and density. It can also help reduce excessive facial hair growth, which is stimulated by testosterone.
Hair Growth Supplements
These dermatologist-recommended and science-backed supplements have been clinically proven to regrow thicker, longer hair.
- The Nutrafol series of products are available for men, women, women experiencing hormone changes, and postpartum women. This 100% drug-free formula addresses the key root causes of hair thinning and growth cycle.
- Viviscal Professional 100% drug-free dietary supplements are scientifically formulated to nourish thinning hair and promote existing growth.
Hair Stimulating Shampoo & Conditioner
Revita High-Performance Hair Stimulating Shampoo and Conditioner is a state-of-the-art formula that promotes hair regrowth and density. It also helps prevent additional hair loss.
There are certain vitamins necessary for healthy hair and scalp. When experiencing a deficiency, your doctor may prescribe one or more of the following:
- Vitamin D
AnteAGE MD Scalp Treatment
Utilizing the power of specialized growth factors, this injectable in-office hair loss treatment stimulates hair follicles to stimulate new hair growth and increases the appearance of hair thickness. Package includes four treatments. May be combined with PRP treatments.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
This treatment uses your own body’s blood plasma, which is naturally rich in proteins needed for healthy skin and hair. PRP treatments involve drawing blood and filtering out the PRP cells, which are then injected into the scalp. This causes follicles to enlarge and regrow thicker hair.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please contact our helpful staff at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. We look forward to discussing your hair restoration treatment plan.