Hair Loss and Scalp Disorders


HomePagePhoto_iStock_000003606157SmallBased upon his experience treating thousands of women and men from all ethnic backgrounds, Dr. Weaver is a recognized leader in scalp disorders and hair loss. He has written extensively on prevention, diagnosis and treatments, including focusing on the epidemic of hair loss currently being experienced by African American women.

While hair loss and thinning is not often a life threatening condition, it can have a devastating impact on your self image and ¬†quality of life. Recent studies indicate that more than 40% of US women over 18 have noticed signs of hair loss or thinning. In addition, 81% responded that thinning hair affects a woman’s appearance in a negative way with 55% stating that it makes a woman look older, 43% feel it makes a woman less health, and 32% say it makes a woman less confident.

Many types of hair loss are preventable and treatable and therefore it is important that if you notice any changes in your hair you should seek the advice of a dermatologist to have your scalp examined. Doing this early may help you prevent permanent hair loss.

Thinning hair and bald patches may also be symptoms of underlying health problems, however 80% of women experiencing hair loss don’t talk about it to their doctor or dermatologist, and 66% don’t talk to their hair stylist about it. Your dermatologist can help you determine the exact cause of your problem and the earlier a diagnosis is made and treatment initiated, the better.

As part of continuing to be a pioneer in the treatment of hair loss and scalp disorders, Dr. Weaver offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss. In addition to being helpful for hormonal hair loss, traction alopecia, and alopecia areata, favorable results are being obtained for some individuals with cicatricial or scarring alopecia who previously failed to grow hair back with the usual medical treatments available.

To learn more about this new treatment you can download “The Consumers Guide to PRP Treatment for Hair Loss” written by Dr. Weaver by CLICKING THIS LINK.

black hair loss guieDr. Weaver has also published a book that addresses concerns about African American hair loss, “Dr. Weaver’s Black Hair Loss Guide: How to Stop Thinning Hair and Avoid Permanent Baldness“, which is now available on Amazon.

In his book you will learn:

  • how thinning hair can be an early sign of permanent baldness
  • why a dermatologist is the best medical specialist to evaluate your hair loss
  • how scalp disorders and hair loss are diagnosed
  • how hair loss can be treated
  • what to do if you get a bald spot

Visit his website dedicated to Expert Care to Save Your Hair at the Houston Hair Loss Clinic for more in depth information on scalp disorders and types of Alopecia (hair loss) and their recommended treatments.


Read More of Dr. Weaver’s Articles on Alopecia and Hair Loss

Know When to Use Minoxidil

Bacterial Infections and Tenderness of the Scalp

Is Your Hair Trying to Tell You Something?

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia- Receding Hairline or Autoimmune Disorder?

Why A Dermatologist Should Be Part of Your Healthy Hair Team

Biopsy Evaluation of the Scalp

Nutrition Tips to Prevent Hair Loss


Additional Resources

National Alopecia Areata Foundation