Let’s talk about alopecia

The word alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Alopecia does not refer to one specific hair loss disease — any form of hair loss is alopecia. Mistakenly thought to be a strictly male disease, women actually make up 40 percent of American hair loss sufferers.

When evaluating your hair loss, some of the questions Dr. Mitchell may ask you about include your diet, medications and family history of hair loss, recent illness, and hair care habits. In some cases blood tests or a scalp biopsy may be required for an accurate diagnosis.

It’s important to find the cause of hair thinning as soon as possible for early and effective intervention. Dr. Mitchell may recommend nutritional supplements, prescription creams and/or pills, injections or the newest technology-Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections-to help stimulate hair growth and counteract hair loss.

Dr. Mitchell is excited about offering PRP injections to her patients.

“After having the procedure myself and seeing great results in terms of increasing my hair density and length, I believed it offered an advanced treatment option for my patients that are experiencing hair loss. PRP is a promising new hair loss treatment for women and men to regrow and thicken hair without surgery.”

PRP works by injecting platelets from my patient’s own blood directly into the scalp,” says Dr. Mitchell. “These platelets contain growth factors that stimulate regrowth and thickening of hair follicles.”

If there is no scarring of the hair follicles, patients can see results as early as a few weeks after the treatment. This procedure is safe and ideal for patients who are experiencing any hair loss from localized thinning in the temples to diffuse or generalized hair loss.

Visit the website at http://www.mitchellderm.com/for more information about PRP injections. Call Mitchell Dermatology today 419-872-HOPE (4673) to schedule your consultation.