Hair loss can be gradual or sudden, patchy or diffuse. Hair loss can be hereditary, or associated with trauma to the hair shaft from grooming, stress, diet, weight loss, underlying medical conditions, medications and other factors.
The most common cause of hair loss is a medical condition called hereditary hair loss, often known as pattern baldness. About 80 million men and women in the United States have this type of hair loss. While the physical symptoms of hair loss may be tough to deal with, the psychosocial impact of hair loss can be just as unpleasant.
Hair Loss: What to do about it
Fortunately, most causes of hair loss can be addressed or treated when diagnosed appropriately. Anyone troubled by hair loss should consult with a dermatologist. These doctors specialize in treating skin, hair, and nail conditions and will customize your hair loss treatment based on the causative factors and your specific needs.
SkyMD: Online Hair Loss Specialists at Your Fingertips
SkyMD dermatologists are trained in the management and treatment of hair loss. Based on patient photos and your responses to SkyMD’s guided online hair-loss questionnaire, your dermatologist will provide you with a treatment program to help prevent or reverse your hair loss. Our online hair loss specialists will customize a regimen that works for you.
Receive personalized online treatment for your hair loss with SkyMD
Connect with your doctor securely from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Fill out a short questionnaire and snap photos of your condition.
Get a personalized treatment plan. Prescriptions are digitally routed to your preferred pharmacy.
Learn More About Hair Loss
Why is it important to consult a dermatologist for hair loss treatment?
“There are a wide array of hair disorders which include alopecias, fungal infections, bacterial infections, autoimmune disorders, and vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Many of these can be easily treated if properly diagnosed.”
Hair Loss Fast Facts:
Women may notice hair loss after giving birth.
Some diseases and medical treatments can induce temporary or permanent hair loss.
The average individual loses around 50 to 100 hairs naturally each day.
Our dermatologists can treat a wide variety of skin, hair and nail conditions through SkyMD.