Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair Loss services offered in Las Vegas, Mesquite and Pahrump, NV

Hair loss affects about 50 million people every year in the United States. At Mohave Dermatology in Las Vegas, Mesquite, and Pahrump, Nevada, the experts specialize in diagnosing and treating hair loss. They customize your hair loss treatment plan based on the underlying cause, so you get the best possible results. Call the office nearest you for personalized treatment for your hair loss, or schedule an appointment online today.

Hair Loss Q & A

What causes hair loss?

You can develop hair loss from any number of causes. Some causes you can control, while others you can’t.

The various causes of hair loss include:

  • Genetics
  • Family history of baldness
  • Aging
  • Burns
  • Illness
  • Medical treatment
  • Hairstyle
  • Hormonal changes
  • Inadequate intake of protein
  • Excess intake of vitamin A
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Trauma
  • Scalp infection
  • Abnormal hair cycling

Your scalp sheds 25-100 hairs a day. However, you may have alopecia when you shed more hair than normal or develop bald patches. Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss.

What are the different types of hair loss?

The Mohave Dermatology team customizes treatment for hair loss based on several factors, including your hair loss type. 

Types of hair loss include:

Male-pattern baldness

Male-pattern baldness is a genetic condition that causes gradual hair loss over time. It’s the most common cause of hair loss in men. It starts as a receding hairline or a bald spot on the top of the head.

Female-pattern baldness

Female-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in women. Hormones, aging, and family history may put you at risk of developing female-pattern baldness. With this type of hair loss, hair thins all over the head, but it rarely leads to complete hair loss.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata causes a sudden loss of hair in one area. Allergies or autoimmune conditions may cause this type of hair loss.

Toxic alopecia

You may develop toxic alopecia after an illness or high fever. 

Cicatricial alopecia

X-ray therapy, burns, or injuries cause cicatricial alopecia. With this type of hair loss, scar tissue prevents hair growth. 


Trichotillomania is hair loss from hair pulling.

What are some of the treatments for hair loss?

The Mohave Dermatology team customizes your hair loss treatment plan based on the underlying cause. Treatment options for hair loss include:

  • Corticosteroid injections for alopecia areata
  • Minoxidil or finasteride to promote hair growth
  • Treatment for the underlying cause of your hair loss

When you visit Mohave Dermatology for a hair loss consultation, the team conducts a thorough exam to understand the cause of your balding so that they can create the most effective treatment plan.  

Schedule your hair loss consultation by calling Mohave Dermatology in our Las Vegas office at (702) 628-5333, for our Mesquite office call (702) 346-5510, and for our Pahrump office call (775) 727-0900 or schedule your consultation online today.

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