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Is the name of the kind of doctor who deals with hair lose a dematogist?or does that person need to deal with hair lose?The reason i ask is there is a person who is doctor that deals with hair lose but he is kinda far from were i am also is expensive.Im trying to find a better deal.This person was refered by my doctor.

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Guest Lizzie McTrucker

According to what I've found online, yes, a dermatologist can help with hair loss.

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Guest Jo-88

Im about 95% sure its a dermatologist. Ask them about putting you on a DHT conversion blocker like finasteride or dutasteride... should stop your hair loss in its tracks, but growing it back is a bit more difficult unfortunately.

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A dermatologist is a doctor who deals with skin issues. As the hair comes out of the skin, it seems reasonable that a dermatologist might deal with hair issues. I don't know if all dermatologists would be able to deal with hair loss, or if hair loss is a sub-specialization of dermatology, or some other medical specialty.

Hugs, Tami

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Guest LizMarie

I would look for a doctor who specializes in hair loss and optionally in hair restoration. Such a doctor will probably have multiple options to discuss with you, such as propecia (finasteride), dutasteride, minoxidil (applied externally to the scalp), as well as surgical techniques to restore hair via transplants from other areas of the scalp.

I have pretty severe hair loss on top and am taking propecia and using minoxidil and have begun seeing some results after 5 months. My hope is that HRT, by fully blocking testosterone plus sending different chemical signals to the hair follicles in the scalp, will encourage further growth. The top center of my head has the best chance of growing back decently and if I can get that done, I will follow up with hair transplants for areas that still need it.

The Norwood Classification System allows you to understand how severe your hair loss is. I started as somewhere between a V and a VI, but am already beginning to see progress back towards the V level. If I can reach Norwood class IV, I'll be pretty happy as the remaining areas can be transplanted to get me a decent look at that point.

In addition to transplants, hair restoration surgeons may recommend scalp reductions, basically cutting away sections of totally bald scalp and stretching the remaining scalp over the skull. I suspect my vertex will be a combination of scalp reduction and transplantation.

In my own case, I plan to wear wigs but if I can get sufficient regrowth coupled with transplants to make it work, I'll do that. I do plan to give the hair regrowth drugs and HRT combined at least two years to work. If they are making progress at that point, I'll continue to wait until I see little or no further progress and that's when I will seek out a hair restoration surgeon.

I hope the above is useful to you. I've had to do extensive research on this as I planned my transition as I am affected greatly.

I keep hoping that "hair cloning" (it's really "tissue engineering") makes a breakthrough soon. Transplantation of hairs is just moving them around. Being able to grow new ones would be much better.

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