Hair loss concerns? Forward Care Family Practice PLLC offers on-site hair loss program services six days a week to help you. The Glendale, Arizona, office is fully equipped to help. We can provide medications, and lab tests so you can get the treatment you need without a long wait. Ellana Davidov, PA-C, and the team personalize a treatment plan. You can visit the practice as a walk-in, schedule an appointment online, or call Forward Care Family Practice to speak with a team member.
Hair growth typically completes a cycle in 2 to 3 years. Each hair grows approximately 1 centimeter per month during this phase. About 90% of the hair on your scalp is growing at any one time. About 10% of the hair on your scalp, at any one time, is in a resting phase. After 3 to 4 months, the resting hair falls out and new hair starts to grow in its place.
It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women, and children.
“Common baldness” usually means male-pattern baldness or permanent-pattern baldness. The medical term for this is androgenetic alopecia. Male-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. In male-pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hairline and baldness on the top of the head.
Women may develop female-pattern baldness. In this form of hair loss, the hair can become thin over the entire scalp.
Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. Recognizing and treating an infection may help stop the hair loss. Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss.
Medicines may also help slow or prevent the development of common baldness. There are topical formulas or medications that you can take orally. Both men and women can use it.