Does Dandruff Cause Hair Loss?

There are many causes of hair loss; the most common cause of hair loss is Androgenic Alopecia.  However, there are conditions other than Androgenic Alopecia that may cause hair loss.  It is always a good idea to get evaluated by a hair loss specialist to find the cause for the hair loss and then get the proper treatment options.


Dandruff can typically be managed well by using a mild anti-fungal shampoos containing ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione tar, and selenium, once or twice a week.  In addition, some oral supplements and vitamin E can help. Forms of severe dandruff with excessive oiliness, crusting and itching may be a form of seborrheic dermatitis and should be further investigated by a physician or dermatologist.


Sometimes hair loss can be associated with certain scalp disorders which cause the scalp to be too dry or too oily.  Scalp conditions that cause the scalp to be too oily or too dry include Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Seborrhea and Psoriasis which may lead to the shedding of the hair.  Dandruff is among the most common human scalp conditions that increase shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp.


Dandruff can cause varying degrees of unpleasant scaling and flaking, which can become bothersome and unattractive.  Symptoms are associated with an oily scalp, poor diet, and stress.  Dandruff is most likely to develop when production of sebum is at its peak in puberty and adolescence, or when the production of androgenic hormones is off balance.



Dr. Mike Meshkin, a Los Angeles hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County has been at the forefront of hair loss research on scalp conditions and their effect on  hair follicles. He can make an evaluation using devices that help determine the cause of hair loss and predict the future progression. Once the cause of hair loss is established the proper treatment options are recommended to reverse or slow down future hair loss. He gives many pieces of advice to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy.


If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.

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