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Expert Dermatologists and hair loss specialists who specialize in treating all types of hair loss

Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Why Choose True Dermatology for Hair Loss Treatment?

While all dermatologists are trained in treating hair loss, few possess the exceptional clinical and scientific expertise and passion required to effectively manage this condition. At True Dermatology, we pride ourselves on our non-surgical treatment of hair loss, leveraging the latest research and advanced innovations. We specialize in challenging cases where other providers and patients may have given up. Our approach not only focuses on treating existing hair loss but also on preventing future hair loss. Dr. Calvin has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles on dermatology and hair loss, with his work being cited in the New York Times. For more information, you can refer to Dr. Calvin’s published research on hair loss. Schedule your consultation now to regain the hair and identity you deserve.

Contact us now at one of our locations to schedule your consultation:

Newport Beach, Orange County: 714-712-0438

Arcadia, Los Angeles: 626-878-8080

Monterey Park, Los Angeles: 626-635-1688

Do You Accept Medical Insurance?

Newport Beach:

At True Dermatology Newport Hair Loss and Cosmetics Center, we accept Medicare and select PPOs. With the exception of medical treatments of specific medical hair loss conditions, most hair loss are cosmetic in nature are self-pay and not covered under medical insurance.

Los Angeles:

Our Monterey Park and Arcadia Los Angeles clinics accepts most major insurance plans, including traditional Medicare, Medi-Medi, PPOs, and several HMOs (Allied Pacific IPA and its affiliates). We also offer self-pay services for cosmetic treatments.

Do I Still Need True Hair Therapy™ If I Am Planning On or Have Already Had a Hair Transplant?

Yes, True Hair Therapy™ is essential even if you are planning on or have already had a hair transplant. Both transplanted and non-transplanted hair are still subject to genetic and hormonal hair loss, albeit at different rates. True Hair Therapy™ helps maintain all non-transplanted hairs, preventing further hair loss and potentially saving you from needing another hair transplant.

Can I Use True Hair Therapy™ If I Just Had a Transplant?

Yes, True Hair Therapy™ combined with platelet-rich fibrin injections will further promote the retention and growth of transplanted hair. This synergistic approach enhances the results of hair transplantation.

What Can I Expect During My Consultation?

During your consultation, Dr. Calvin will personally review your medical and hair loss history, identifying all risk factors from genetics to medications that may be contributing to your hair loss. At True Dermatology Newport Hair Center, we believe in a "less is more" approach, avoiding unnecessary labs or biopsies unless there is a high suspicion of inflammatory hair loss conditions like alopecia areata, lichen planopilaris, or discoid lupus. We will then decide together on the course of treatment you are most comfortable with, ranging from topical to oral and injectable medications.

How Often Do I Need to Come Back?

The frequency of follow-up and treatment will depend on your specific case of hair loss and will be determined during your initial consultation. Similar to chronic conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes, hair loss requires lifelong maintenance. There are no quick fixes or magical stem cell treatments.

Do Infrared Light or Laser Caps and Hats Work for Hair Loss?

No, these treatments are not effective for hair loss.

What Is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition where the body's immune system attacks its own hair follicles, causing patchy—and occasionally complete—hair loss on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and body. The lifetime risk of developing alopecia areata is approximately 2%, and it can occur in both children and adults, affecting males and females equally.

Why Am I Getting Alopecia Areata?

Most patients with alopecia areata are genetically predisposed to the autoimmune disease. Environmental triggers are less common. Some patients may also have other autoimmune illnesses affecting the thyroid or other organs. Alopecia areata typically manifests in the first four decades of life but can occur later.

How Do I Know If I Have Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is typically diagnosed based on the patient's medical history and clinical examination. In some cases, a biopsy may be required to confirm the diagnosis.

How Is Alopecia Areata Treated?

Common treatments for alopecia areata include topical steroids and steroid injections into the affected areas. Baricitinib (marketed as Olumiant) has been FDA-approved for more severe cases involving extensive hair loss. Oral minoxidil and True Hair Therapy™ can also be used.

What Is Telogen Effluvium?

Telogen effluvium is characterized by temporary excessive hair shedding, often triggered by stressors such as poor diet, severe injury, illness, or childbirth. It can be acute or chronic.

What Is Temporary Telogen Effluvium?

Acute telogen effluvium can affect individuals of any age or sex. Chronic telogen effluvium, where hair shedding lasts for years, often occurs in women between 30 and 60 years old and can be mistaken for hormonal hair loss.

What Are the Treatments?

Telogen effluvium is usually self-resolving. Although treatment is not necessary, utilizing True Hair Therapy™ can help address underlying male and female pattern baldness.

What Is Scarring or Permanent Alopecia?

Scarring alopecia, or cicatricial alopecia, involves permanent hair loss due to inflammation that destroys hair follicles, replaced by scar tissue.

Lichen Planopilaris (LPP)

Lichen planopilaris is a rare, inflammatory condition that causes scarring alopecia, characterized by red and scaly patches on the scalp. It primarily affects middle-aged women. Treatment options include topical or systemic corticosteroids, immunomodulators, and antimalarial drugs.

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)

CCCA affects women of African descent, starting at the crown and spreading outward. It causes hair breakage, thinning, and scarring. Treatment includes topical corticosteroids, oral antibiotics, and changes in hair care routines.

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)

DLE is an autoimmune condition causing red, inflamed, and scaly patches on the scalp, leading to permanent scarring and hair loss. Treatment involves sun protection, topical corticosteroids, and systemic treatments such as antimalarial medications.

Traction Alopecia

Traction alopecia is caused by prolonged tension on the hair from tight hairstyles. Early treatment involves changing hair care practices, and in more severe cases, corticosteroids may be used to reduce inflammation.

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA)

FFA is a type of scarring alopecia affecting postmenopausal women, characterized by progressive hairline recession. Treatment includes topical and systemic corticosteroids, antimalarial medications, and immunosuppressants. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial.

Contact us now at one of our locations to schedule your consultation:

Newport Beach, Orange County: 714-712-0438

Arcadia, Los Angeles: 626-878-8080

Monterey Park, Los Angeles: 626-635-1688

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Customer success stories

Francis S

I found true dermatology through a friend of mine who came here before and came in after discovering hair loss due to an immune reaction that the doctor was able to diagnose immediately. He started me off with some local injections and while i was quite concerned initially due to the large patch of baldness and after a few months it went away completely. Now i can't even spot where the bald soot used to be and i am truly thankful for the treatments. I'm now visiting Dr.sung for preventative hair loss treatments since this seems to be a genetic issue within the family. Highly recommend this caring and thoughtful doctor!!..who would haave thought hair loss could be fixed??!!!

Tina L

I recently saw Dr sung for early signs of hair loss as this is something that runs in our family. He had administered five sessions of the true Derm PRP and several months later i had significant hair growth that people around me have been commenting on. I feel so much more confident and would highly recommend to others and who are also battling out similar conditions. In addition, Dr.sung is very kind and caring which added to the whole experience!