Common baldness, male-pattern hair loss, genetic hair loss and androgenetic alopecia are terms that are used to describe the same thing – the hair loss typically seen in men, where hair is lost in the front, on top, and on the crown of the scalp, but maintained on the back and sides. Most men experience at least some degree of hair loss in their lifetime, with the numbers increasing continuously with age. By their late 20s, approximately 12% of men experience some hair loss. By the time a man is in his 50s, he has a greater than 50% chance of displaying some genetic baldness.
Hair loss is relatively common in women with about 30% experiencing at least some degree of thinning in their lifetime. Because female hair loss tends to be diffuse (less hair all over), rather than showing the characteristic “patterned alopecia” of men, and the fact that the frontal hairline in women is often maintained, there is a misconception that hair loss in women is rare – but it is not. Hair loss in women is generally very gradual, with the rate accelerating during pregnancy and at menopause. It tends to be more cyclical in women than in men, and it is more easily affected by hormonal changes, seasonal changes, medical conditions, and other external factors.
Individuals experiencing hair loss should have a complete evaluation to identify the cause of their hair loss. Barnett Dermatology utilizes cutting edge technology such as the HairCheck to evaluate the quantity and location of hair loss. In the case of hair loss that is irreversible, treatment options include presciption and non-prescription topical medication, prescription and non-prescription oral medication, in-office hair loss injections, hair transplantation and restoration surgery and laser treatments.
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I have been a patient of Dr. jay Barnett for about 20 years. I have been so happy with the care I get in the office. Then I met Dr. Channing and she is a plus to the office. I have sent at least 10 new patients including my 88 year-old mom. Need I say more about a great father and daughter team.
I went to Dr. Barnett because I have been experiencing horrible adult acne for the past three months. I tried every product from drugstore topical treatments, expensive designer or name brand products, and was prescribed some antibiotics and a topical cream, but nothing was working. It had all been very stressful and I felt like I lost all my self-confidence and was desperate to try something that would work.
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