Hair Loss

Hair Loss service offered in Richfield, Hurricane, Ephraim and Washington, UT

Hair Loss

Stress, hair care, and genetics are just some of the potential causes of your hair loss. The team at Central Utah Dermatology in Richfield, Hurricane, Ephraim and Washington, Utah, recommends scheduling an appointment as soon as you notice that your hair is thinning. Early treatment for hair loss may prevent further thinning and improve your overall results. For expert hair loss care, call the nearest office or book a visit online today. 

Hair Loss Q & A

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss has many causes — some are temporary, while others are permanent. Finding the cause of your hair loss helps direct treatment. Common causes of hair loss include:


Hereditary hair loss, medically known as androgenic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss. This type of hair loss affects men and women and occurs because of an inherited gene that causes hair follicles to shrink and stop growing.

Hormone changes

Hormones may also affect hair growth. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may experience hair thinning due to an overproduction of androgen, a male sex hormone. 


You may experience hair loss a few months after experiencing physical and emotional stress, such as childbirth, illness, or divorce. 

Hair care

How you care for your hair may also lead to unwanted hair loss. Certain hair products contain chemicals that may damage the hair follicles and stop hair growth.


Chemotherapy causes you to lose hair all over the body. 

Medical conditions

Alopecia areata (autoimmune disorder), scalp psoriasis, and scarring alopecia are medical conditions that cause hair loss.

What are the signs of hair loss?

Many people request appointments at Central Utah Dermatology when they notice their hair is thinning. Signs and symptoms of hair loss include:

  • Gradual thinning on the top of your head
  • Bald patches
  • Sudden loosening of your hair
  • All over hair loss
  • Scaly patches on your scalp

If you have concerns about hair loss or notice hair thinning, it’s time to take action. Early treatment for hair loss may improve your overall results. 

What happens during a hair loss evaluation?

The team at Central Utah Dermatology conducts a thorough evaluation when you come in with concerns about hair loss. The goal of this visit is to find the underlying cause of your hair loss.

The team asks about your hair thinning, types of hair products you use, medical history, and family history. They examine your scalp and skin and may take a tissue sample to confirm or rule out a cause. 

What are the treatments for hair loss?

Treatment for hair loss depends on the cause. The team customizes your plan so you get the best results. Treatment options include:

  • Medicated shampoos 
  • Hair transplant surgery
  • Laser therapy

Some treatments you can do at home, others require visits to the office. 

To get help for your hair loss, call the nearest Central Utah Dermatology office or book a visit online today.