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Fighting Hair Loss at Greco Dermatology in Sarasota

With a long and in-depth history of hair restoration, Greco Dermatology has everything you need to assess the current state of your hair health and get it back on track. Whether that is one procedure or multiple combined, we are hair loss experts with the ability to formulate the ideal treatment plan to help achieve your hair restoration goals. 

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What is Male Pattern Baldness?

Male pattern baldness (also known as “androgenic alopecia”) is the most common form of hair loss in men, with it making up 95% of the reasons for the condition. Male pattern baldness is genetic and can be attributed to a hormone known as DHT, which likely affects how sensitive your hair follicles are.

When the hair follicles are sensitive, they shrink and the hair starts to become finer, thinner, and shorter. It begins taking longer and longer to grow back — until finally, no hairs grow back at all. Inflammation and reduction in the small blood vessels that supply the region near the hair follicles are also significant contributing factors.

The first signs of male pattern baldness typically start to show at the temples, with the hairline regressing slowly but steadily. After this, the hair of the crown begins to thin. Eventually, the bald spots from the temples and the crown meet in the middle, resulting in baldness at the top of the scalp. This leaves only a horseshoe-shaped rim of hair that goes around the ears and back of the head.

What is Female Pattern Baldness?

Female pattern baldness is much like male pattern baldness, only it develops in a different pattern. In addition, hormones tend to play a bigger part in female pattern baldness. Although this condition is genetic as well, it’s more common after menopause (when estrogen levels are reduced).

When a woman is experiencing female pattern baldness, the growing phase of the hair slows down and it takes longer for new hair to start growing. Like male pattern baldness, the hair follicles shrink, resulting in hair that is thinner, finer, shorter, and more prone to breaking. The amount of shedding is above average as well. Inflammation and reduction in the microcirculation around hair follicles also contribute to female pattern hair loss.

Female pattern baldness usually begins at the part, but also sometimes appears all over the head or starts to recede at the temples.

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What to Expect During Your Consultation

We want to help you fight hair loss, and the first step is a consultation with Dr. Greco. During this first meeting, we will go over your medical history, current medications, and your personal goals for the treatment. Your hair and scalp will be examined, and a treatment plan will be formulated just for you based on the severity of your hair loss.

You will be walked through your selected procedure(s) and told what you can expect in terms of recovery and results. We will be with you every step of the way, and we encourage you to bring up any questions or concerns you may have. Your consultation is the ideal opportunity for us to get to know you. 

Why Choose Greco Dermatology for Hair Loss Treatment?

If you’re in the Sarasota area and you’re looking for a way to address hair loss, you’re in the perfect place. Greco Dermatology represents three generations of hair restoration, with roots in the industry reaching very far back. Dr. Joseph Greco’s grandfather was a pioneer in hair transplantation, and his father has been performing hair restoration and regenerative medicine for over two decades. Dr. Greco has trained with his father in these methods and now provides his patients with the same quality of care that he learned from watching his family in practice. We offer attention to detail, empathy, individualized care, and cutting-edge therapies to address your level of hair loss. To discover more, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

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