When Alopecia strikes, clumps of hair begin to fall out resulting in smooth hairless patches on the scalp. In certain cases, hair begins to get extremely thin or break off.

There is, however, a silver lining. The hair follicles can remain alive and there is some probability that your hair may resume growth and slow down the disease process.

In order to devise a plan, Dr. Stoller will gather your family and medical history, as well as, perform a hair and scalp analysis. In addition, a blood test may be conducted to determine if you have an overactive or underactive thyroid gland, a common cause of Alopecia.

4 ALOPECIA TREATMENTS

STEROID THERAPY

This is one of the most commonly used tools in fighting Alopecia.  During this procedure, Dr Stoller expertly injects Cortisone into the bare skin patches on the scalp.  When repeated every 30-days, patients have seen hair growth in as little as 4 months.

MINOXIDIL (Rogaine)

You’ve seen the commercials. When used twice a day, this mousse like foam containing 2.5 or 5.0 percent Minoxidil solution results in significant hair growth.

PROPECIA

This prescription pill is an option aspect of a Hair Prescription Plan. Taken once a day, it goes a long way in slowing hair loss.

SURGERY

In some cases, Dr. Stoller may included surgical methods, such as, the Artas Robot for Follicular Unit Transplants for areas of the scalp affected by the Alopecia where clinically applicable.