African American Hair Loss
Hair loss treatments can help slow and even reverse the loss of hair. However, African American hair has unique qualities that may necessitate special hair loss treatments. At Goodman Dermatology, we offer these techniques from our convenient locations in Roswell, Marietta / East Cobb, Woodstock and Dawsonville, GA.
What is African American Hair Loss?
Hair loss is a process that affects all populations, especially as they grow older. However, it does affect various races and genders differently. Caucasian populations often experience male and female pattern baldness, which is commonly treated throughout the country. African American populations, however, experience different forms of hair loss. Furthermore, doctors are less experienced in treating these forms of hair loss across the board. This means that many African American patients are unable to receive effective hair loss treatment.
Fortunately, Goodman Dermatology specializes in African American hair loss treatment to help patients slow hair loss and even restore fullness to the hair.
What Causes African American Hair Loss?
Like many forms of hair loss, African American hair loss is often a natural result of aging. However, there are also certain lifestyle factors that can play a role in the speed and pattern of hair loss. These can include the use of braids, extensions, and other hairstyling techniques that are often more prevalent in African American populations.
How Much Does African American Hair Loss Treatment Cost?
The cost of African American hair loss treatment will vary depending on the techniques used. At Goodman Dermatology, we understand that each patient is entirely unique. With different skin types, cosmetic features and treatment needs, each patient deserves a personalized treatment that is designed with them in mind. For these reasons, we are not able to provide an exact cost for treatment until we have the opportunity to assess your treatment goals and develop a personalized treatment plan.
During your consultation, we will discuss your needs and treatment goals in order to determine your treatment plan and inform you of your African American hair loss treatment cost. To make our treatments more affordable for our patients, we are proud to offer financing options through CareCredit®.
How is African American Hair Loss Treated?
At Goodman Dermatology, we typically recommend one of two treatments for treating African American hair loss.
The first is hair transplant surgery, which takes hair from the back of the scalp and transplants it into the top of the scalp to restore natural hair growth and provide thicker hair.
The second is PRP for hair loss, which uses the growth factors found in your own blood to stimulate natural hair growth in the scalp.
Are There Any Side Effects from African American Hair Loss Treatment?
The side effects from your hair loss treatment will vary depending on the treatment method used. However, most side effects are temporary and mild in nature.
Is There Any Downtime Required After African American Hair Loss Treatment?
For hair loss treatments involving PRP injections, there is no downtime or recovery period necessary. Hair transplants, however, may involve some downtime depending on the extent of treatment performed. We will also provide you with post-care instructions to ensure optimal results.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from African American Hair Loss Treatment?
The results you achieve from African American hair loss treatment will vary depending on the treatment method used. In any case, our goal is to restore natural hair growth to slow the effects of hair loss and help you achieve a fuller head of hair. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment options to determine the treatment plan that will deliver the best results. At this time, we will let you know what kind of results you can expect.
Are you ready to address your hair loss at Goodman Dermatology? Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome patients from Jasper, Johns Creek, Canton, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and the surrounding areas of North Atlanta.