Thinning hair is more of a symptom than a diagnosis, but a very frequent complaint, especially as women and men get older. People are usually referring to a thinned density of hair, i.e. fewer hairs per unit area than they used to have. Basically, you feel like you see more scalp than you used to or your ponytail just isn’t as thick as it used to be. As this happens in the front part of the scalp, you may feel like you see more forehead than before as well. At Steele Dermatology, our goal is to get you more coverage and thicker hair.
The most common cause of thinning hair is androgenetic alopecia (female or male pattern baldness), however there may be other causes like shedding due to internal disorders or changes. In any case, Dr. Steele will examine your hair, hair follicles and review your history to determine the cause of thinning and use her arsenal of treatments to thicken and replenish your hair.