Hair Loss

Duan C Copeland, MD -  - Men’s Sexual Health Physician

Duan Copeland, MD

Male Therapeutics

Men’s Sexual Health Physician & Urologist located in Scottsdale, AZ

Have you noticed changes in your hairline or the fullness of your hair? Hair loss is common among men, but Duan Copeland, MD, of Male Therapeutics in Scottsdale, Arizona, can offer treatments to slow or even reverse hair loss. Schedule a one-on-one consultation today to explore treatment options. Online booking makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy schedule, or you can always call to speak with a member of the administrative staff.

Hair Loss Q & A

Why am I losing my hair?

Hair loss is a common complaint for men, but that doesn’t make it any easier to watch the process play out in the mirror or on your comb. The most common cause of hair loss involves hereditary factors.

You may notice gradual changes in the volume of hair at your temples or on top of your head. Other men experience far more rapid hair loss, which can be distressing.

Hormonal changes can trigger hair thinning. In some cases, a medical condition like a thyroid issue is to blame. Hair loss can even occur from certain medications or supplements. Some men experience patchy bald spots that seem to occur randomly. These are sometimes caused by ringworm, a fungal infection that affects your hair follicles.

What can I do to treat hair loss?

There are certain treatments that can slow or reverse hair loss. Medications can help by addressing the underlying cause. For example, drugs that reduce inflammation can be effective, as can medications that suppress your immune system.

If your existing medications are causing hair loss, Male Therapeutics can review your regimen and suggest changes. You may also be able to pause some medications while you pursue hair loss treatment.

Topical medications can help stimulate new hair growth. It’s important to follow Male Therapeutics’s instructions for these medications to achieve optimal results.

Can platelet-rich plasma help regrow hair?

Research suggests that platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, can be an effective way to boost new hair growth. This powerful solution is formulated from a small volume of your own blood.

A centrifuge spins the blood until the solids separate from the liquid plasma, then the isolated platelets are reintroduced to the plasma.

This preparation is administered to your scalp in a series of shallow injections. The PRP works to reduce inflammation and trigger new cellular growth. PRP therapy also enhances circulation, giving your hair roots the nourishment needed to create new hair cells.

It may take a series of treatments to achieve the desired results, and you’ll need to wait a few months to see how well your body responds to PRP therapy. This approach, however, is among the most exciting innovations in hair loss treatment to occur in many years.

To learn more about your options for hair loss treatment, book a consultation with Male Therapeutics today, online or over the phone.