Hair Loss

Hair Loss

About Hair Loss

Although it may seem like you’ll never have a full head of hair again after experiencing hair loss, evidence-based treatments can restore your natural growth. At Southwest Michigan Dermatology in Portage, Michigan, the team of board-certified dermatologists provides personalized care for hair loss of all kinds. Call Southwest Michigan Dermatology or request an appointment online to explore your options today. 

Hair Loss Q & A

What is hair loss?

Hair loss, also called alopecia, is a common circumstance that can happen gradually over time or very suddenly. Multiple medical conditions cause hair loss, but it can also occur naturally due to genetics. 

The team of board-certified dermatologists at Southwest Michigan Dermatology specializes in diagnosing and treating hair loss using strategies that can restore your natural hair growth instead of replacing it with artificial hair. You have multiple options and can review them during an individualized consultation at the office. 

What causes hair loss?

Many people experience hair loss because of androgenetic alopecia, or genetic hair loss. This occurs because it runs in your family, not because you have a medical condition of any kind. Fortunately, this type of hair loss is often treatable. 

Other forms of hair loss aren’t linked to your genes either. You might lose your hair because of tugging and pulling while styling it or because of an intense period of stress. Other common causes of hair loss include:

  • Alopecia areata (autoimmune hair loss)
  • Cancer treatments 
  • Some medications
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Malnutrition
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Scalp infections

The team at Southwest Michigan Dermatology reviews your medical history to explore possible reasons you’re losing your hair. They can then make personalized recommendations for hair growth restoration. 

What are the treatments for hair loss?

Southwest Michigan Dermatology treats hair loss using several evidence-based strategies you can learn about during your consultation. Options for treatment include:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is an injectable substance that contains growth factors from your blood. Injections into your scalp help to restore blood flow and revive dormant hair follicles to stimulate growth. 


Nutrafol products are supplements that promote hair growth. You can get many types from the brand according to the cause of your hair loss. Nutrafol is sold in our Laser and Skin Care Center.


Vivascal is another brand of supplements to restore your hair growth. It increases your hair thickness while preventing shedding. Visacal is sold in our Laser and Skin Care Center.

Hair loss isn’t something you simply have to accept, and solutions may be closer than you think. Call Southwest Michigan Dermatology or request an appointment online to learn more about personalized hair loss treatment.