Is it Too Late to Get Treatment for my Alopecia?

By: Michelle Eyler, ANP-BC


Alopecia is an embarrassing and often overlooked condition that starts with small, round bald patches that tend to grow over time. While there is no cure for alopecia, it is never too late to seek hair loss treatment and start managing symptoms.

However, it is important to act quickly to get the best possible outcomes. Board-certified nurse practitioner Michelle Eyler can provide an array of science-based pharmaceuticals.

Call Ageless Skin and Laser Center and learn how to manage your alopecia before it gets out of control. Our goal is to provide the tools and resources needed to restore your hairline in Hagerstown, MD.

What causes alopecia?

Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder in which our immune system wrongly attacks and destroys healthy hair follicles. This results in bald patches on the scalp and other areas. The cause of alopecia is not yet known, but it is believed to be linked to genetics, family history, and external factors such as stress.

What treatments are available for alopecia?

Ageless Skin and Laser Center has helped countless people find real answers and manage their alopecia long-term. Our hair loss treatments include nonsurgical, noninvasive topical formulas available by prescription.

Nurse practitioner Michelle Eyler may recommend products containing minoxidil, tretinoin, and/or finasteride to trigger hair growth and strengthen the follicles. Minoxidil, for example, is FDA-approved and can help reverse common signs of alopecia.

What happens during a consultation? Is it too late to get treatment?

During a consultation, Michelle Eyler will discuss your medical history and perform a physical examination. We then recommend the best course of action for managing your alopecia in Hagerstown, MD. It is never too late to address symptoms, even if you have had classic signs of hair loss for years. Of course, the sooner you take action, the more effective your treatment may be.

How is the hair loss treatment applied?

It depends on the formulas prescribed and the amount of hair loss involved. Some topical formulas are applied directly to the scalp once or twice a day, where you experience thinning hair. The formulas should dry quickly and will not leave your hair feeling greasy or sticky. Patients may need to wait three hours before showering to ensure the formula is fully absorbed.

Ageless Skin and Laser Center always provides detailed instructions to help make the most of your treatment, including when and how often to apply the products. We understand that everyone’s needs are different, which is why we create custom plans for each individual.

What are the benefits of topical formulas over surgery?

Some people turn to invasive procedures that involve surgically transplanting hair follicles to reduce bald patches. Instead, topical formulas are a much safer option that provides many benefits over surgery. There is no downtime or recovery period involved. Additionally, our formulas can be taken anywhere and applied in the privacy of your own home. No one can tell that you are undergoing treatment.

Reduce signs of alopecia with topical formulas

There is no need to feel embarrassed about your alopecia. We want you to know that with the right resources, support, and treatment, you can regain control over your hair and feel confident again. Board-certified nurse practitioner Michelle Eyler can discuss the possibilities during an assessment. Call Ageless Skin and Laser Center in Hagerstown, MD to schedule an appointment and learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.