Hair loss is a very common condition. Many people experience hair loss due to genetics; this is typical with male-patterned balding. Others experience hair loss due to a disease known as alopecia. Whether hair loss is genetic or due to alopecia it can cause major self-confidence issues for those who are experiencing it. At Essential Dermatology, our team will work with you to find a remedy for your hair loss so that you feel confident once again.

What Causes Hair Loss?

Contrary to popular belief, hair loss affects both men and women. Most commonly, hair loss is caused by genetics which results in thinning or baldness. Other people suffer hair loss due to alopecia. While there are various forms of alopecia, most researchers say that it is caused by an autoimmune disease. This is when the body attacks its own cells or hair follicles causing them to die off. This causes the loss of hair in the affected areas. Other ways that people experience hair loss is due to hormonal changes, such as during menopause or major times of stress. Diet and nutrition can also affect your hair. If you are dealing with this condition, then come see Dr. Krathen at Essential Dermatology to get a diagnosis and treatment started.

Symptoms of Hair Loss

  • Patches of hair loss
  • Baldness on the scalp
  • Hair loss on the body
  • Major shedding

Treatments for Hair Loss

To find the right treatment option for you, Dr. Krathen will want to learn about your medical history, allergies, family history, lifestyle, and more. This way, he will be able to find the root cause of your hair loss then make a treatment plan. Popular treatments for hair loss include topical, oral, and injected medications as well as platelet rich plasma. Dr. Krathen will examine the severity of your hair loss and learn about your concerns to find a treatment that will be effective for you.

Schedule a Consultation

Hair loss can be a hard thing to live with. Many people with this condition suffer from low self-esteem and self-confidence. To help you regain confidence, Dr. Krathen offers a variety of treatments to address this condition. 

To get started on your journey to a more confident you, call our office at (508) 545-9713 or request a consultation by filling out our online form. To book an appointment, schedule your visit as a new patient using our online scheduler or as an existing patient using the Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway.

Meet Dr. Michael Krathen

Dr. Michael Krathen is a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of medical training and experience. A specialist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, he uses expertise, collaboration, and compassion to help people of all ages discover their healthiest and most radiant skin.

Credentials You Can Trust

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
New England Dermatological Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Michael Krathen