Hair Loss Specialist vs. Dermatologist: What's the Difference?

Many women experiencing female hair loss often do not know where to turn; female hair loss is already a difficult topic to discuss with a doctor as it can be emotionally challenging due to the stigma around it. While hair definitely falls under the scope of dermatology, it is important to note that female hair loss should be treated by a hair loss specialist.

Many women experiencing female hair loss often do not know where to turn; female hair loss is already a difficult topic to discuss with a doctor as it can be emotionally challenging due to the stigma around it. While hair definitely falls under the scope of dermatology, it is important to note that female hair loss should be treated by a hair loss specialist.

Treating female hair loss requires a deeper understanding of the hair follicle and potential causes of hair loss than most medical practitioners receive in school or in their ongoing training. The medical practitioners that specialize in treating hair loss, whether they are a dermatologist or not, had to do a lot of the learning and research on their own. There is no board certification for hair loss or special training programs. The medical practitioners at Medi Tresse have completely dedicated their careers to treating hair loss and understanding the underlying causes and best available treatments. The protocols at Medi Tresse were developed from years of research and experience.

You can rest assured knowing that when you go to Medi Tresse for your hair loss concerns, you have gone to the right place and that we have the right knowledge and experience to treat your hair loss.

Not All Hair Loss Specialists are Dermatologists

This is not to say that dermatologists do not know anything when it comes to female hair loss. Hair does fall under the scope of dermatology, but not all dermatologists are hair loss specialists, and not all hair loss specialists are dermatologists. However, hair loss specialists are medical professionals who have trained extensively in the research and knowledge behind hair loss.

Female hair loss and treatment is incredibly complex, and requires individualized attention, as each patient is unique and there is not one hair loss treatment that works for everyone. There could be multiple factors to determine the root cause(s), and a hair loss specialist has the unique perspective to be able to develop a customized treatment.

As the treatment of hair loss requires such specialized expertise, many dermatologists actually refer their hair loss patients to Medi Tresse.

How Medi Tresse Can Help

With most doctors’ visits, a consultation or visit may end up being around 15 or 20 minutes in total, and, if they are busy that particular day, the wait time is probably even longer than the actual visit itself. 

Effective treatment for female pattern hair loss starts by finding the root cause. To get an accurate diagnosis, the Medi Tresse team requires an initial consultation at a location most convenient to you.

All of the consultations at Medi Tresse are one hour long. This is because our team takes the time to get to know you, your medical and hair loss history, a hair pull test, and a trichoscopy. There may be other tests as needed, such as blood work or a biopsy or the scalp, depending on the amount of hair loss and age of the patient.

In short, the one-hour long consultation at our multiple locations are deeply involved medical evaluations that occur to understand the proper diagnosis. This ensures that our team can provide the best customized hair loss treatment possible for your individual needs.

When you book your consultation at Medi Tresse, you will meet with a medical practitioner that is an expert in the treatment of hair loss. The hair loss specialists at Medi Tresse are solely focused on female hair loss.

The Medi Tresse team constantly keeps up with the latest technology, attending conferences, the latest research, and even conducting research themselves. Medi Tresse’s own protocols and processes for treating female hair loss were developed by Dr. Wendel, and rooted in compassion and understanding.

If you are unsure about or experiencing hair loss, be sure to book your consultation with our expert staff.

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Our Locations

Boston

888 Worcester Street, Suite 95
Wellesley, MA 02482

Medical Director: Mary Wendel, MD

Phone: (774) 314-3900
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Worcester

108 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Medical Director: Mary Wendel, MD

Phone: (774) 314 3901
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Westchester

2 Overhill Road, Suite 320
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Medical Director: Mark DiStefano, MD

Phone: 914-704-3070
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Chattanooga

7305 Jarnigan Rd, Suite 110
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Medical Director: Deborah DiStefano, MD

Phone: 423-664-4494
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Welcome to Medi Tresse

The Medi Tresse team is composed of experts in female hair loss. We are committed to offering innovative, non-surgical treatments for hair rejuvenation in women. Whether you are simply looking to increase your hair’s thickness or want to stop more extensive hair loss, Medi Tresse has a wide array of solutions ranging from platelet-rich plasma therapy to low-level laser therapy.

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You can reach us by phone at one of our 5 convenient locations or by email at info@meditresse.com

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