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Telogen Effluvium Vs. Alopecia Areata

If you are a women, and you are experiencing hair loss, it can be frightening. For a woman, hair is like the crown they wear every day, and when that royal crown becomes compromised, you need to find out what’s causing it. Dr. Weisman at Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc. has the progressive research and knowledge and experience to help you determine the cause and can provide you with an effective plan to treat you hair loss.

Telogen Effluvium

Telogen Effluvium (TE) is the sudden and dramatic increase in hair loss that typically occurs during pregnancy. This happens because your hormone levels fall during this time. Stress, severe illnesses, poor nutrition and some medications can also cause this type of hair loss. If you’re pregnant, the good news is that you will most likely regain your normal fullness of hair once baby arrives. TE is usually temporary, and your hair usually grows back.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areatea is caused by an attack on your immune system. Androgenetic alopecia is more commonly diagnosed and is simply hereditary thinning and balding. There are occasions when stress and trauma can cause it as well. Alopecia Areata does not inhibit your hair’s ability to grow back.

Alopecia is treatable! Sometimes lifestyle choices can trigger it, so it’s important to discuss these with Dr. Weisman. She is an expert at finding successful treatment for your hair loss because she will first diagnose the cause of it, and then provide you with a personalized treatment plan to stop or slow your hair loss. Call and book your appointment with her today!

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

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

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

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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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Sat - Sun: Closed

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