With over 30 dermatologists treating approximately 150 patients per week, the Cleveland Clinic is one of the leading hair loss treatment centers in the country.
A dermatologist certified by the Cleveland Clinic’s board of staff, Dr. Khetarpal has done a lifetime’s work with developing new hair loss treatments. It focuses on the medical aspects of hair loss as well as the development of minimally invasive procedures.
Over the past decade, Dr. Khetarpal has seen greater effectiveness in treating hair loss, resulting in happier patients.
Who Treats Dr. Khetarpal and the Cleveland Clinic for Hair Loss?
Khetarpal treats a broad spectrum of people who come to her with different types of hair loss. About 90% of these patients are women. He attributes this to the cultural perception that hair loss in men is socially acceptable.
“In our society, it’s really acceptable that men when they start to get thin or bald just cut their hair very short or shave,” Khetarpal points out. “For women, it’s really perceived that women should have this long, luscious, flowing hair. So women are definitely more bothered by it.”
Interestingly, statistics show that hair loss in men is much more common than hair loss in women. In every decade of life, men experience hair loss at higher rates. A man in his fifties is significantly more likely to experience hair loss than a man in his twenties. But women, by contrast, typically don’t start experiencing hair loss until menopause, with more than half of them not experiencing this problem until after age 60. What these statistics tell us, according to Khetarpal, is that women feel much more pressure from society.
Do the causes of hair loss differ between men and women?
The causes of hair loss also differ between men and women. Men are more likely to suffer from male pattern baldness which they inherited from their fathers and grandfathers. For women, hereditary hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia or female pattern baldness) is also the most common reason. Second, hair loss as a stress response triggered by traumatic events such as childbirth, weight loss or infection. In all these cases, the hair can often be restored.
So what is the most effective hair loss treatment?
Dr. Khetarpal believes in combination therapies. The best treatments combine medical practice with supplemental care at home. The advantage of laser hair regrowth is that it is safe for women who cannot take medication due to pregnancy or illness. It is also much safer than drugs, with no side effects. Patients feel empowered and motivated when they can take some control over their hair loss treatment. It can also be used by several people in the same family.
Another benefit of laser hair growth treatment? Patients can start it at any time and see a difference, even before they start medically treating their hair loss.
Why do Dr. Khetarpal and the Cleveland Clinic recommend Theradome over other devices?
Khetarpal recommends the Theradome over other laser hair growth devices. Unlike previous models, the Theradome covers the entire scalp. It has maximum power and is less dependent on user operation. All users have to do is press a button to follow the process.
Since there is a delay in the hair loss and growth cycle, Khetarpal recommends starting laser hair regrowth as soon as possible and maintaining a routine of use several times a week. Over time, patients will quickly see results in the form of less hair loss and new hair growth.
Dr. Khetarpal recalls a number of personal stories of those whose lives have been improved by hair loss treatment, including a man in his twenties whose life changed completely after using the Theradome in conjunction with medical treatment. Another memorable patient was a woman in her 60s who managed to regrow her hair after losing it due to chemotherapy.
These stories only prove that hair loss treatment, especially if started early, is not just about physical health, but about overall emotional health as well.