How to prevent hair loss? Unfortunately, there is not a lot that can be done to prevent hair loss. Hair loss means one should seek dermatology assistance.

Another name for hair loss is alopecia but that does not correctly diagnose the reason for the hair loss.

There are many types of hair loss, and depending on the variety or diagnosis, it will determine the best treatment. There is scarring hair loss that requires immediate attention. There is non-scarring hair loss that is not as time sensitive to treat, but is nonetheless important to determine cause.

Once a cause is determined, best course of action can then take place.

I find that many patients try to help themselves by doing things like shampoos or conditioners that promise thicker, healthier hair, but if someone is truly noting an increase in the shedding of the hair, widening of the hair part or recession of the frontal hair line, it is important to find a good dermatologist sooner than later.