Hair Loss

We typically shed hair daily at a slow and constant rate that is matched by the rate at which we grow new hairs.  A change in this balance that causes excessive, sudden, or continuous hair loss can have many different causes.  The two most common causes are androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.


Alopecia Areata is hair loss caused by an autoimmune disease, most commonly presenting with isolated round patches of hair loss.


Androgenetic alopecia is patterned hair loss that is genetically determined.  In many cases, there is a family history of hair loss, while in other cases, there is no family history.


Androgenetic hair loss most commonly occurs gradually in a well-defined pattern.  In men, androgenetic alopecia typically incudes recession of the hairline at the temples and a "bald spot" at the crown of the head.  In women, androgenetic alopecia classically involved diffuse thinning over the entire scalp.  The severity of hair loss varies person to person



Our providers can provide both prescription and non-prescription treatments for androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, and other types of hair loss.

BV Derm also proudly offers Keravive scalp treatments to promote scalp health for fuller and healthier looking hair. For information on Keravive treatments and pricing, please visit our Cosmetics service page.

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Hair loss can impact self-esteem, and hair loss can be a symptom of a medical condition.  If you are experiencing hair loss and would like to treat it, Contact Us to discuss you options,