RAOOF MD Dermatology
Internists & Dermatologists located in Encino, CA
Are you suffering from hair loss in the San Fernando Valley Encino, California area? Dr. T. Joseph Raoof has broad experience diagnosing the cause and treating hair loss in patients of all walks of life. Request an appointment to get to the bottom of your hair loss problem. RAOOF MD Dermatology welcomes all patients in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Hair Loss Q & A
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss, or alopecia, is a condition affecting the scalp or the whole body. While many people think it’s an issue affecting males only, a great deal of women also suffer from hair loss. Children may also experience hair loss. Hair loss can be a symptom of a variety of issues such as thyroid malfunction, diabetes, or lupus. In addition, certain medications or medical treatments like chemotherapy may also result in hair loss. In some people, hair loss is hereditary, or results from high stress, a low-protein diet, or poor nutrition.
When does hair loss become a problem?
It’s normal to lose as much as 100 hairs from the scalp each day. However, these hairs grow back. If you notice your hair thinning in one area or bald patches, you may be suffering from hair loss that requires medical attention. In addition, if your hair is coming out in clumps or patches, it’s important to see your doctor right away.
How is hair loss treated?
Although hair loss can be a troubling condition, many causes of this problem can be addressed and treated. Meeting with a doctor such as Dr. T. Joseph Raoof who specializes in dermatology is vital to effectively diagnosing, treating, and preventing further hair loss.
There are a wide range of proven treatments for handling hair loss depending on the source of the problem. In many cases such as stress or poor nutrition, treating the underlying problem will drastically improve hair growth and retention. For other causes, corticosteroids may be administered by injecting bald patches, PRP treatment, applying topically, or by ingesting orally to stimulate hair growth.
What’s more, Dr. Raoof and his team of chemists have spent three years conducting clinical research to develop a revolutionary three-step hair loss system. The Thinning Hair Treatment system includes shampoo, conditioner, and serum specially formulated to prevent and stop hair loss and stimulate the growth of new hair.
Accepted Insurance Providers
RAOOF MD Dermatology accepts most major PPO insurance plans. No HMO plans are currently accepted for Medi-Cal or Medicare patients. Due to the nature of the services offered at our office, we require pre-payment for selected treatments which our office can review with you at the time of your visit. Patients may be eligible for insurance reimbursement for these treatments based on their current plan. If you would like to verify your eligibility or benefits, please contact your insurance company directly. Our office is available to answer any questions.