Hair Disorders

Have you recently started noticing the gradual or sudden loss of your body hair? This can be on your head, arms torso and legs. You probably have no idea how this happened, or if it’s even treatable. The great news is that Dr. Steve Musick, and his team of highly skilled dermatology professionals are here to help you.

What Is Hair Loss?

Hair loss, or a medical term known as alopecia is a thinning, gradual, or sudden loss of body or scalp hair. There are many reasons this can happen, and it is best that Dr. Steve Musick examines you to determine the cause and severity of your condition and all possible treatments.

What Are The Different Types Of Hairloss?

Alopecia areata or patchy baldness suddenly appears, may go away and then come back again. It can affect men and women of any age. These bald patches usually occur on the scalp and is caused by a disorder in which your immune system attacks your hairs.

Anagen effluvium/telogen effluvium are groups of disorders that lead to rapid shedding of hairs. These conditions usually are triggered by medications or an underlying internal disease. Once the cause is found and eliminated, the hair grows back.

Scarring alopecia occurs when a skin condition on the scalp is so destructive that it scars the scalp and hair follicles. This can lead to permanent hair loss so early diagnosis and treatment are important.

How Common Is Male Balding?

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Male pattern baldness is by far the most common of all hair loss conditions. This condition often onsets around 20-30 years of age. More than 50% of men have this condition by the time they reach 50 years of age. This a heredity condition, when combined with male hormones, leads to a gradual diminishment in size and number of hair follicles. Hair loss occurs predominantly on the crown and front part of the hairline.

Female pattern baldness is similar to male pattern baldness but onsets later in life due to a protective effect of female hormones.

How To Treat Male Pattern Baldness

Dr. Steve Musick is a Board-Certified Dermatologist by The American Board of Dermatology and treats all types of skin conditions in the Swansea, IL and St. Louis metropolitan area. There are numerous treatments that Dr. Musick and his team can perform, and it is best to make an appointment for proper evaluation for your hair loss and any other skin condition.

Theradome Hair Helmet

The Theradome Hair Helmet is an at-home laser hair growth treatment (also known as Laser Phototherapy – LPT) to help our patients treat hair loss from the comfort of your own home.  Results are typically seen in two-three to four months, and the 20-minute treatment has no downtime with regular usage.  You are able to purchase the Theradome Hair Helmet from our Musick Dermatology office, where our team is happy to answer any questions you may have about the system.

“I wear my Theradome helmet three times a week for 20 minutes while I do computer work. It’s easy, comfortable, and convenient. The Theradome is a large factor in my hair re-growth plan! My plan includes Nutrafol Vitamins daily, Theradome helmet three times a week, and quarterly Platelet Rich Plasma injections into my scalp.”Dr. Musick

Nutrafol Vitamins

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For our patients looking for an additional add-on treatment to their in-office procedures, such as the PRP Hair Rejuvenation treatments, we offer Nutrafol vitamins. Comprised of all-natural ingredients, Nurtafol capsules help patients with their thinning hair, achieving the healthier hair that dreams are made of.  Nutrafol can also be taken alone to increase hair growth and health. The capsules are available for purchase inside our office, where a member of our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have about the supplements.

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To make an appointment, call Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa in Swansea, IL today at 618-628-2588 or fill out an online form and our office will get back to you. We accept most health insurance programs.

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