I live in Fort Lauderdale and I am looking for a Doctor, whether it is an Endo or Derm, that can help me with my hair loss problem. I will keep you all posted on what is happening. The worst maybe is that my family and friends are also sick of me and think I just like attention. It is very helpful. If this is related to my hormone levels or the cysts will my hair come back once they are under control? Thank you all for sharing, For the pass years I have been having hair loss on and off. WE ARE STRONG, VIBRANT… WE WILL PREVAIL. My first dermatologist visit in NYC was very disappointing — I came home depressed and no more informed than before I went. God Bless All Of You…. What are the common services provided by dermatologist? I started my on-line research today with hair extensions and stumbled on this site. Here’s what I am taking- and i found her. As for your … From there, I hope and pray for you, that you will be able to find happiness and balance in your life again. I felt in November it was menopause related. It is frightening. Does anyone have any advice? I guess it comes down to choices and that would be my choice. I cried the whole way home. By mid-September the texture of my hair felt strange and the hair on the right side/back of my hair thinned out considerably, and I was developing a bald patch. All the women in my family on both sides have extremely thick hair. Please keep in touch and thank u for replying I felt I would hear from u. It is true that was is noticeable to you and your eyes is not noticeable to everyone else. You can learn more about changing your gut flora at BodyEcology.com. Hair loss prevention and treatment may involve minoxidil (Rogaine) or finasteride (Propecia). Anyone find the same thing and anything that helps? Have a blessed nite and thank u. I am encouraged that I’m starting my search for an answer relatively early in my hair loss journey. I usually wear it in a ponytail (never tight – I’m sure that’s not the problem). Currently when I meet him, I back brush my hair and try my hardest to cover the gaps; this ultimately means i am making things worse for my hair! Stay with it for months. Learn more about our Safe Care Commitment. You are a glorious human…don’t doubt that for a moment! I went to the doctor who happened to be African-American (I’m caucasion) and she actually asked me if I wore “corn rows” a lot! Was diagnosed with PCOS and told that this syndrome, combined with heredity, caused my hair loss. I am also taking Biotin, Reishi mushroom, Milkthistle, Coq 10, and ALA supplements. Then the tendersness of my hair folicals when the wind would blow. It really helps to hide the thinning—definitely check it out!! I HAD SURGERY IN NOVEMBER 2014. a month, I notice little hairs growing on my head, and my hair was I’ve never been able to put it in a pony tail or pig tails because it looked ridiculous and the scrunchy or rubber bands wouldn’t stay in anyway. Also look at you diet. Unfortunately even a physicians intervention is incapable of helping me. There are hair loss doctors that specialize in treating just women. (Injected my bald spots with tiny needles) sorry at this time I don’t know what she injected it with, will ask next week as I go for another treatment. This blog is great in all the support and understanding it provides, but I had a pretty hard time finding any suggestions for treatments that have actually helped anyone. If you notice that your hair is thinning or falling out, consult a dermatologist. Will be looking for an endocrinologist and a dermatologist now too. WHAT TREATMENT DID THEY RECEIVE? They have all laughed at me and told me not to worry about it. Accessed 5/24/2018. Young patients with major illnesses, some possibly incurable and fatal. So far the cap is only available through phycisians. I came to the conclusion if I should continued to stress myself out over my hair that I cannot make One strand grow I will end up with a more serious condition than hair loss. I’m dieing I needed someone to listen to me.I ended up leaving my home town to see an endroconologist in the city yep I had Hasimotos thyrioditis which wasn’t just one symptom I had them all serve fatigue,bad skin,nails,hair,my digestive system wasn’t working properly,that was a major shut down to my body coming from someone who always was fit and look after my body.got me on medication and away I go but wasn’t that easy,I was really sick ,my medication was being prescribed by my doctor but over medicating me ,I didn’t no much and kept returning to my doctor always feeling unwell to look after my small children being a single mum all on my own with no family and friends to help. I decided to take a vitamin B complex – one a day; I increased my intake of green leafy and orange vegetables and onions, I also throw in a small amount of beef and chicken..i.e. You guys keep the faith. After spending lots of money and not getting any answers, I feel so helpless. men look dashing, a la Patrick Stewart, with bald heads. but as long as i do my best, make sure my health is good overall, then i have to come to peace that it’s something i cannot control or prevent. it was an anti depressant….I said I am not depressed I am upset that everyone can acknowledge my sympt. I never died my hair after my teens, only using natural products since age 20, no blow-drying…. I’m 26 and started losing my hair (in the course of about a month) one year ago. I am calling the doctors tomorrow in hopes that it really was just my rapid weight loss, I have to admit I was under a lot of stress and barely eating, I’m eating better now though but again it runs in my family and I am completely freaked out. School is almost starting and i dont feel like going. It looks like a nightmare when I pull all my hair back. At Mass General Dermatology’s Hair Loss Clinic, our board-certified dermatologists are highly specialized in the diagnosis, management and treatment of alopecia that affects both adolescents and adults. I did not see much about Propecia in these posts. Even my skin feels smooth. Hi there.. He can diagnose and treat diseases of skin, hair and nails. Within two months, we noticed little hairs growing from my scalp, a miracle! Hair loss can also occur because of dying, bleaching or perming treatments. Shaving The Head Necessary For Bonded Toppers? I know about the side effects for a male fetus, but I have chosen myself that I do not ever want to create a child out of my body. I guess people don’t come out here as much if they are experiencing good things w their hair? So after a while I got used to it. However it maybe advisable if you havent already, to visit a licesend Trichologist, this is someone who specifically deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp, and would have a more thorough knowledge about your hair than any GP and by conducting a hair analysis, can identify your hair loss problem. I went to my Internal Medicine md. No one that I know of in my blood line has lost their hair. In my work (i am a physician) I have seen alot of sad cases in the last few weeks. Does anyone know of a good Dermotologist or Endo Dr. in Humble or Kingwood Tx area? Graccey, you are spot on with the PPD allergy. Only 1 thought came to me: “NOT NORMAL!” Body hair on women is a tricky subject, though, with media heavily influencing what’s considered ‘normal’. Please any suggestions in specialist. Thanks. My scalp keeps feeling like it is tingling /numb. Can’t believe I’m saying that. I just don’t trust the doctors any more. International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Alopecia is the loss of hair from the head or the body. Anyway I’ve felt not as good since I had them removed. I continue with the Toppik applications and I have ordered a topper in case my hair loss worsens. Dr. Redmond told me to be patient, that things could take a year to improve, but I do feel mostly that things have stabilized. When I got back to school that next august, my peers thought that my hair had grown back, well, at least some of them did. I cried for about half the visit. Americans spent an estimated $176 million on hair loss products last year. It is a big deal to all women no matter what ages. There are instances when my heart would beat slowly and it feels like it’s going to break my ribcage. However there are different topical treatments, and people do not have to go to the extreme of hair surgery or even having to wear undignified wigs. It’s sad that we all have this issue, but it’s comforting that there are other sympathetic women here that understand what I’m going thru. At first I thought maybe I had an iron deficiency but now I think I might have PCOS. I brought my hair loss up to a doc around the time it started, since I was already on synthroid, he re-tested my levels, and said everything was fine. Unfortunately, my hair has now started coming out in the front and on the right side but I changed my insurance and cannot find a in network doctor that will treat the Alopecia. It is not something that can just be ignored, and I just wanted to know if anyone else out there knows how I feel. I had all of those tested . Thank you. I making an appointment with a specialist today. Recently it has been getting larger and the hair around it is getting lighter. Oh ya right!! Hello. (and color it from time to time). I’m sure your husband thinks you look gorgeous either way but you have to do what makes YOU feel gorgeous! Sometimes I just feel so ugly and depressed in thinking about my hair. I had repeatedly asked if the procedure works on everyone, to which he said “YES” . Thanks for all the posts and suggestions. Maybe someone can recommend a doctor in your area that would be more helpful. and still get nothing for a definative answer or solution. Also, I’ve read a not a small amount of scholarly articles mentioning that women can in fact get pattern hair loss whether or not there is a measurable hormonal imbalance or even many other family members who have gone through balding themselves. so here i am. I just came across this website and would welcome any recommendations on hair loss specialists in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. ALL MY BLOOD WORK IS NORMAL. Finally, I wanted to ask has anyone tried Hair essentials? All the tests and diagnostic work they list on the site as part of the consult is garbage. My daughter and I finally went to see Dr. Redmond in July 2013. It seems I can’t lose the 15lbs I’ve packed on and this acne stuff isn’t making it better! i’ve also used homemade rosemary water and washed my hair with it, but it only helps with making me smell like the bush it comes from. The General practitioner just pulled my hair and said it looks like my hairloss had already righted itself. Don’t give up hope. There is no major change in her hair density or texture yet, but we are hopeful. I write this in hopes that some of you may be encouraged. To Skin doctor: Is there any hairloss treatments you can use while you are pregnant? i’m just trying. I use to have very thick hair but that is gone. Perscribed and take Crestor 10 mg since 2/2012. I’ve had a small bald patch in my part since I was a teenager..I used to think it was a scar from a bad scrap I got once. Can anyone recommend a dermatologist who can help me? My testosterone levels were usually on the low side, but still WNL. I notice my hair falling out when i got pregnant with my son. I was diagnosed w/ Androgenetic Alopecia and am extremely depressed and need someone to help w/ this asap. i have been on treatment now for almost 3 months. Great news! There are so many people going through this more than we can imagine. I am going to add excercise and mediatation to stop stressing over my enormous forehead. This cutting-edge minimally invasive method of hair restoration involves use of the patient’s own blood to encourage hair growth. After 1.5 years on this Curly Girl routine, I experienced some relief and noticed my hair getting thicker. I am in pretty good shape, know a thing or two about makeup … but the lack of hair makes me feel like the ugliest person in the world. I too have been having bad hair loss. It has helped me very much. It seems like I’ve been fighting this battle forever. for a consult plus she said anything from $600. Please take note if that happens to you. Did I mention he does hair transplants. I use the women’s 2% every other night. And learn from all of these experiences including hair loss! I will post my findings when I know more. What worries me is that I’ve been on aladactone for about a year for acne (but was only at 50 mg) BUT she did up the dosage about 5 months ago (but only consistently take at the 200 mg for 3 months). I share your frustrations with how very little we dermatologists know on the subject. I take lots of vitamins and health aids but they don’t seem to help. I really am glad I found this sight & the women that are on here. I hope this helps. Thank you again for writing about your experience. I know I haven’t been eating well, and with the constipation if I’m severely stressed it runs right through me, then I know its bad. I am very light blond. I am camoflouging my forehead by pulling my long hair to the front. DO NOT use table salt…ever. I think it may have caused some stabilization but it was hard for me to use it because it would make my hair oily and the thinning would appear worse. The last time I had a Facebook account was in 2008. Now it seems like the exterior is now matching the interior. At 14 being told its male hair baldness was pretty much saying nothing you can do. Plus Borage oil (for GLA), AOR OrthoAdapt, AOR Ortho-B, vitamin A, C, D, B6, NAC, flax oil, iron, and some other things sometimes. Low P.S My last doctors treatment ended the last month in 2014 cost me a fortune too numerous to mention, at this time I have peace with myself. I am glad that your surgery was successful and therefore you are a strong woman, determined to get results. When you search for Hair Loss doctors on Zocdoc, you can filter your results by gender, in addition to other criteria. I just cant seem to get past the disgusting scent and the way it makes my hair and head feel so gross. There are some cereals on the market loaded with B vitamin. I really expected more. It sucks more to lose your hair as a woman, and it’s harder to get it back. I do try and live each day to the fullest right now and not let what the future might hold (worse hair loss) bother me, but it is tough. I think that hormones changing can effect it also. NYC to see Dr. Redmond. Is Does anyone know of a really good dermatologist that specializes in hair loss and is knowledgable about immune disorders? It used to be smooth and so easy to manage. her name and info is: Marlys Drange, MD I really hope that this helps. It tends to show itself as spread out hair loss on the top of your head. here’s my story: i’m currently 41. I also see too much of this on the net also from the US that now I am really getting worried about ever coming here and if this continues I’m going to leave the US and never come back. When I was little my mom would notice that I had little bald spots. Trusted Hair Loss Specialist serving Arlington, VA. After 2 blood screenings, a dermatologist visit, and a visit to my general practitioner, nothing has improved. I took accutane for my acne for about five months ( I specifically asked my nurse practitioner if accutane could cause hair loss & after she told me no). I hide the bald spots with headbands every chance i have because i feel as if people just look directly there…im self concious about myself because about a year ago i had a head full of hair and now i dont..I want to seek help just doesnt know where to begin…im currently takin biotin and keep hope alive…, Hello, This time around there has been no stress.. Then, it progressively got worse and has continued for the last two years. I have bloodwork at least twice a year, more if I’m not feeling 100%. Causes may be related to aging, hormonal imbalance, or heredity. i actually had labs done to check for my vitamin d level, by a cardiologist. I haddreams and hope. It can begin earlier for some women. In December 08, her hair dresser commented that she had a bald spot at the back of her head. I agree with another girl on this site that said she feels like there is no hope now. 6 months later, no new growth Then she said male pattern baldness, use men’s rogaine and that was it. There are many different types of alopecia and different underlying causes. Hi Ladies. I also developed acne. I am not longer able to style my hair at all because of lack of thickness. I can’t wait to check back in on this thread to see if any of you have had any success. My mom told me it had always been there so I didn’t worry about it. please mam Ann, Glad you have a plan for your home. What kind of doctor would I see even if I thought it would help? It started out as two bald spots in the back near the hairline. I do not believe birth control pills nor rogaine to be an appropriate long lasting answer for hair loss. I have used Rogaine (5% – the real risk is if your pregnant, or trying to get pregnant. About 2 years ago I lost approximately 50% of my hair and the quality went from thick, strong, straight, healthy hair to thin, weak, frizzy, kinky dry hair that not only sheds but breaks and flakes off pieces at my ends. If a pill would make my hair regrow, I wouldn’t hesitate to stay on it for life. I think it’s the tremendous stress. I’m a 32 year old woman suffering from extreme shedding, can anyone recommend a good Dermatologist or Endocrinologist in the Chicago area? If nothing else save your money I’ve had all the tests and tried all the products, nothing..just curious if anyone else has had the “dead hair” issue. There are several types of hair loss, or alopecia, which your dermatologist can diagnose and treat. Dr’s have been totally unhelpful telling me that I’ve now gotten thyroid imbalance corrected. Oh, and my periods are all out of whack. … I’m all out of ideas and hope! of Dr. Geoffrey Redmond. She is emotionally devastated. Said I probably suffered from hormonal imbalance and my hair would grow back and kept blaming it on hair extensions that I haven’t worn in a long time. I know how much it hurts to see so much of our hair falling out or gone but we have to be strong and realize that it is not the hair that is going to make us but our hearts. It’s a company that uses a lot of plant products, oils… in their brand and they say it helps with hair regrowth. i may be able to do so for a little while, but that alone is stressful. I dont know yet what has been causing my hair loss…I had been loosing some hair throighout the years, and sometimes it gets lees severe but lately has just gotten worse and there is no stopping it seems. I hope that if it does, I will not allow it to steal my joy like I did before. Has anyone ever had this happen? I said that I went 3 weeks ago. I’m on the same treatment. She put me on minoxidil 5% and spironolactone. Specialty: Dermatology . Trying to salvage a sinking ship or a burning building. He said my DHEA was a little high and that these drugs used for off label treatment would help grow my hair back. He then said oh here they are… but did not even look at them before his fat comment… since I do not want to swear on here I will just say “jerk”. God Loves YOU he has the best on his mind for you. and, i started dying it in 8the grade, just the bang area, for the whole 80’s new wave look. Why would I want to join websites to show off children I don’t have and a balding head I’m not sure what to do about? Then if it is more than that get into action and start treatment because the sooner you treat it the better the results. If you find a good endocrinologist, please share the name with me. My hair just seems to have stopped growing. I wasn’t really happy with any of the doctors I saw (which is why I kept finding new Dermatologists). There is nothing much achieved by worrying than lose more hair. I have been using Minoxodil extra strength for about 5 years and it was helping but not anymore. I wrote down the tests to be done for PCOS, showed it to an MD (who seemed like he was happy not to have to do any work himself), he ordered a blood test & ultrasound. Hair loss affects tens of millions of Americans — both men and women — for a number of reasons. I did see a dermatologist specialized in hair loss and was only prescribed a testosterone lab test which came back normal. It makes me feel good to use it as if I’m doing something. Some of the more common causes include: Autoimmune (alopecia areata, alopecia universalis, alopecia totalis or Lupus) Genetic (male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness) Infections (fungal) Medical conditions … To address, assuage, and provide solutions for any hair loss concerns, we reached out to Goldenberg to fill us in on what's at work and give us the 101 on hair loss treatments.. "The most common cause for hair thinning and hair loss is genetics," says Goldenberg. This started my 7 year quest of solving this puzzle. I have seen beautiful work – cost around $500. I wanted to say I have been to both a GYN here and a hair loss dermatogist here in Lake Mary FL, with no results, so I am still looking for another derm that knows something about hair dye allergys. Any comment or recommendations? she didn’t come out and say that my elevated level was the cause of my hair loss, but she did say elevated levels “could” be the culprit, but that either way she wanted my levels to normalize. Iron Stores: A Risk Factor For Excessive Hair Loss. I dont think my Pcp knows what to do to help me. She sat and talked with me and listened and was very interested and caring. Miami, FL 33136 The doctors tell me it is hereditary. Penn Dermatology is known nationally and internationally for having dermatologists with the foremost expertise and state-of-the-art solutions for patients seeking treatment for hair and scalp problems. I need to be depressed over this greatly but tons of KINKY, ROUGH even. 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