Helping people of color pinpoint the causes of hair loss and options for treatment
How you wear your hair is highly personal. It reflects your sense of style, your identity, even your self-confidence. That’s why hair loss can feel devastating. It takes away from who you are and the image you want the world to see.
Stopping hair loss – or reversing it – takes some detective work to discover the source of the problem before looking at possible solutions. In the SLUCare Hair Loss Clinic, physician assistant and dermatology specialist Kimberly Brown helps people of color find out why they are losing hair or why their hair is not growing.
Finding answers starts with a conversation
Having experienced hair loss personally, Kimberly Brown understands how thinning hair, balding and scalp problems can be painful to discuss. So when you visit the SLUCare Hair Loss Clinic for the first time, know that your concerns will be heard and you won’t be rushed through an exam. You’ll have time to talk about your symptoms, medical conditions, and hair care practices. The more we know about you, the better we’ll understand what’s causing your hair loss.
Underlying factors for hair loss
While there are many possible causes of hair loss, most cases fit into the following five categories:
Testing can reveal which of these factors – or combination of factors – may be contributing to your hair loss.
If testing reveals an underlying medical condition, our office will connect you with specialists who can help get your condition under control. Conditions that may cause hair loss include:
- Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus or alopecia areata
- Metabolic/endocrine disorders, such as diabetes and thyroid disease
- Scarring hair loss
If your condition requires lifestyle changes, such as diet or hair care practices, Kimberly Brown will walk you through the steps you can take to slow or even reverse your hair loss.
Your individual treatment plan may also include oral medication, steroid injections or topical treatments.
Talking about hair loss is important for your health
Hiding hair loss with a wig or head covering may seem like an easy fix, but that strategy may harm your health. Since hair loss is often a sign of an underlying medical condition, it’s important to speak with a knowledgeable specialist who can develop a plan for both your hair and your health overall.
To schedule an appointment with the SLUCare Hair Loss Clinic, call 314-977-3400.
SLUCare Hair Loss Clinic LocationCenter for Specialized Medicine
1225 South Grand
St. Louis, MO 63104-1016
314-977-3400 See Map