From an outside perspective, all hair loss can look similar. In reality, the underlying causes of hair loss can vary widely. Something as straightforward as excessive stress, issues with diet and nutrition, or even hair care products or habits can contribute to hair loss, as can hormonal fluctuations or changes in weight. In some cases, hair loss can be a symptom of a more serious medical condition, or a side effect of treating it.
Most commonly, hair loss is a hereditary condition known as androgenic alopecia. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) estimates that 80 million men and women in the U.S. are affected by hereditary hair loss. Given that so many people facing hair loss have straightforward cases, is it still worthwhile to consult a dermatologist about your hair loss? Absolutely.
1. Expert Advice.1
Dermatologists specialize in the skin, hair, and nails. A dermatologist can examine your scalp and hair, assess other health factors, and offer informed advice on both your specific diagnosis and potential treatment options.
2. Peace of Mind.1
While most hair loss is benign, it can be a sign of diseases like thyroid, anemia, and autoimmune disorders. Hair loss can also indicate protein or vitamin imbalances, harmful reactions to medication, or even mental health conditions. A dermatologist can help rule out these scenarios, or identify them so you can take appropriate action.
3. Referral for Treatment.1
Most insurance does not cover hair loss treatments, but a referral from a specialist can make a difference. Bosley offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical hair loss solutions, so input from a dermatologist can also help your Bosley team recommend the best option(s) for your specific needs.
Keep in mind that when insurance doesn’t cover the full cost of treatment, Bosley offers options to help with out-of-pocket expenses. We have an established relationship with CareCredit, which offers a health and personal care credit card promotional financing options, so you can move forward with treatment today and make monthly payments over time.1
To learn more about hair loss treatment options or promotional financing, contact a Bosley professional today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
1 Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See carecredit.com for details.