Scalp hair grows about half an inch per month and sheds about 100 hairs a day. Over 80 million men and women in America experience hair loss, whether the cause is genetic, medical, or environmental. If you’re noticing a significant increase with your hair shedding, it may be time to see a CCSD Dermatologist to determine if you’re experiencing hair loss and create a customized treatment plan.
Most Common Types of Hair Loss
There are many types of hair loss, also called alopecia, but these are the most common that we see at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.
Hair Loss Treatments
Our CCSD Providers will diagnose your type of hair loss and create a customized treatment plan from some of the following medications, products and treatments to help prevent future hair loss and regrow your hair.
This topical and oral medication solution reverses hair thinning and stimulates new hair growth. It must be used every day for at least 6 months to determine if it is going to be helpful. We offer topical CCSD Hair Repair for Men and Women and Minoxidil 2.5mg tablets (prescribed by Rx only).
If you’re lacking essential vitamins necessary for hair growth, you may be prescribed biotin, selenium, zinc, magnesium, copper, and/or vitamin D among others.
CCSD Rx Finasteride 1mg (Propecia) has been shown to primarily help hair growth at the vertex/crown of scalp, with some improvement at the temples in certain cases. It can also stop the hair loss process in most cases.
CCSD Rx Spironolactone 50mg & 100mg has an effect on binding to normal androgen (hormones that damage or destroy hair follicles) in the bloodstream that may affect hair follicle density.
Revita is a state-of-the-art hair-growth formula that works from the scalp outward, enhancing the volume and density of hair at the source and combats hair loss.
PRP treatments use your own body’s blood plasma which contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, spinning it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. The application of PRP causes hair follicles that are miniaturized to become larger and healthier, thus promoting hair growth. New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months following treatment, but is usually more evident between 5-8 months. Hair growth will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.