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Hair Loss

Losing your hair can be a distressing and traumatic event. Sufferers may feel that they are aging prematurely or losing a key part of their image and appearance. Although normally attributed to men, women can also fall victim to hair loss or extreme thinning of the hair. This carries the stigma of being an ‘unfeminine’ condition and brings with it additional feelings of shame, despair or even depression.

Thankfully, there are many treatments available for hair loss in men or women. Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta are among the forerunners in research and advanced dermatology, and will work with you to discover the root cause of your hair loss.

Why is My Hair Thinning or Falling Out?

Hair loss can happen for the simplest reasons. For example, traction alopecia is caused by the overuse of tight hairstyles like dreadlocks, braids and tight ponytails. The use of tight headwear such as helmets or an elastic headband can also cause traction alopecia. Hair loss of this kind, if identified early, can often recover once the stressors are removed. However, if the hair follicle has been damaged over a long period of time, you should seek advice from a dermatologist.

Alopecia areata is hair loss thought to be caused by an autoimmune condition. Hair loss is caused by cells from the immune system attacking the hair follicle, preventing further regrowth. Symptoms normally begin with patchy hair loss on the scalp. This can progress to total loss of head hair, and at the most severe, loss of all body hair. As the hair follicle has not been damaged, hair regrowth can occur. A dermatologist can help you with treatments to speed the progress of this regrowth phase.

Normally known as male or female pattern hair loss, androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss. Although androgenetic alopecia normally affects men over the age of 50 and women past the age of 65, symptoms can appear in younger people. A dermatologist can recommend treatments to halt or slow down this kind of hair loss.

Early intervention is important in addressing hair loss. Contact Medical Dermatology Specialists today.

Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 939-9220

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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