Hair Loss/Alopecia

Hair loss, or alopecia, is a common condition which may be a consequence of natural aging, a side effect of medication, or a manifestation of a health disorder. It can result in total baldness, thinning of the hair, or patchy bald spots and may be confined to the scalp or affect other areas of the body. Hair loss may be temporary or permanent, depending on its cause. Some of the causes of hair loss include:


  • Male pattern baldness
  • Fungal infections of the scalp
  • Severe infections or high fevers
  • Poor nutrition
  • Certain medications
  • Traumatic stress
  • Trichotillomania, a psychiatric disorder involving compulsive hair-pulling
  • Thyroid or pituitary disorders
  • Certain skin disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder
  • Telogen effluvium, in which too many hair follicles remain in a resting state

How Hair Loss Treatment in Brooklyn Works

Treatment for hair loss is usually based on the cause of the condition. When hair loss results from a fungal infection, it may be treated with anti-fungal medication. Hair loss that results from cancer treatment is usually temporary. For other types of hair loss, one of the following treatments may be considered:

  • Hair transplant surgery, hair plugs, scalp reduction
  • Over-the-counter medications, such as Rogaine or Nizoral
  • External laser comb
  • Hair-stimulating treatments
  • PRP Hair Restoration Therapy

For some patients, wigs or hairpieces may be useful in creating an attractive appearance and reducing self-consciousness about hair loss.


Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin condition that involves the presence of blackheads and lesions that continually enlarge, open and drain pus, often leaving scars on the skin. HS is considered to be a very severe form of acne that often occurs in the area of the sweat glands and tends to worsen over time.


While there is no cure for HS, there are several treatment options available to help manage the symptoms and prevent new lesions from occurring. Certain antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications or oral retinoid medications can help prevent this condition from worsening. Severe lesions may need to be removed, which can be done through making an incision and draining it or through surgical removal. Each case of HS is different, so it is important to discuss your condition with your doctor in order to find out which treatment option is best for you.


Schedule Your Appointment

If you would like to discuss treatment for Hair Loss in Brooklyn, call Kleydman Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologist.