Hair Loss

Hair loss is a condition that can affect anyone, not just men, and more than just your scalp. Hair loss can result from various causes, related to heredity, hormone changes or imbalances, autoimmune conditions, or medications.

What causes hair loss?


There are different types of hair loss, depending on the cause. Male-pattern and female-pattern baldness is very common and often frustrating form of hair loss. Unfortunately, this type of hair loss is not preventable, but there may be ways to reduce the loss and prevent worsening. 


Other conditions that cause hair loss can include:



  • Medical conditions. Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, issues with the thyroid and scalp infections, like ringworm can cause hair loss.
  • Medications. Drugs to treat cancer, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure can cause hair loss.
  • Stress. A traumatic experience, physically or emotionally, can cause hair loss.
  • Certain hairstyles. Tight hairstyles like pigtails and tight braids, can cause traction alopecia, a form of hair loss caused by prolonged tension on the hair follicles.

How can I prevent hair loss?


Some patterns of hair loss are caused by genetics, which means that it’s not preventable. You can, however, use medications and different forms of treatment to regrow, or slow down, the onset of hair loss. 


Schedule an appointment with your doctor, and he or she will determine what the best treatment will be for your hair loss. 

Seborrheic dermatitis


Seborrheic dermatitis, sometimes seen as dandruff, seborrheic eczema and seborrheic psoriasis, affects mainly the scalp, leading to scaly patches, red skin and dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect the face, sides of the nose, ears, eyelids, chest and eyebrows.

Seeking help for your hair loss with Dermatology of Athens


Schedule an appointment to discuss any hair concerns.  As dermatologists, we’re experts in diagnosing issues related to the hair, skin and nails, and we would be happy to discuss your treatment options.


We’ll discuss your lifestyle, any medications you might be taking, and any changes to your body that might be causing hair loss. We’ll then create a game plan for you to regrow hair or slow down your hair loss.


To schedule an appointment to discuss your hair, give us a call at 706-353-8220 or email us at We can’t wait to care for your skin!