Hair Loss And Scalp Psoriasis

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Like nail problems, hair issues can be difficult to hide and can be very embarrassing. Issues such as hair loss can undermine your confidence and self-image. Here are two hair and scalp conditions we treat, among many.

Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)

Alopecia areata is a condition where hair falls out in big, round patches. When the immune system attacks the hair follicles, hair falls out. Symptoms can also occur in the nails. Your nails may have pitting or dents, white spots or lines, and rough texture. Alopecia areata often begins in childhood.

Our dermatologist-trained staff can treat the condition through hair restoration treatments. One such treatment occurs through corticosteroids through a shot or topical cream, which suppress the immune system. Another treatment, Minoxidil, can help regrow your hair. Because there is no cure for alopecia areata, you may experience more hair loss or sporadic re-growth. Treatment effectiveness depends on how your immune system reacts.

Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis is psoriasis that appears on the scalp. Scaly, itchy, red patches appear on the scalp’s thicker skin, with hair in the way. It may look like dandruff, with silvery-white flaking. Unlike dandruff, scalp psoriasis creates a broader silvery sheen on the scalp. Symptoms may include dryness, bleeding, itching, a burning sensation, and temporary hair loss.

If you have plaque psoriasis, you have a large chance of having a flare-up on your scalp. We can help you deal with your scalp psoriasis by prescribing medicated shampoos, injections, medicine for the scalp, scale softeners, and other medications.

Learn About Hair Loss And Scalp Psoriasis Treatment In Medina

You don’t have to suffer. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our facility in Medina. Our expert staff will address your personal needs and help you decide on a treatment plan so you can look your very best!

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