Loss of hair in women or men can have a devastating psychological effect on self-image, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Hair loss can be caused by genetics, the aging process, hormonal changes, and a variety of other reasons.

Currently, there are many treatment options available including laser technology, topical creams, vitamin injections, and most recently Cortisone Injections. At YourDerm.ca Laser and Esthetics we provide all of these hair loss treatment options based on the underlying cause of hair loss.

Specifically,  we have had great success helping patients who suffer from a medical condition called Alopecia Areata restore hair follicles and achieve exceptional results using Cortisone Injections.

Alopecia Areata

Conditions Treated By Cortisone Injections

  • Although cortisone is a steroid typically associated with the treatment of arthritic pain, allergies, skin conditions, and other medical conditions, at YourDerm.ca, we have had great success in using cortisone injections for hair loss.Specifically, cortisone is most effective on conditions that stem from inflammation under the scalp such as alopecia areata. When injected into the root of the hair over several months, cortisone reduces the inhibiting inflammation allows the dormant hair to grow back.What Is Alopecia AreataAlopecia areata is a medical condition that affects women and men, where hair loss develops in patches – generally on the head. On occasion, total baldness may occur, however, in most cases, the hair will grow back after several months. It can, however, be permanent.It is not known exactly why alopecia areata occurs, but it is believed that the immune system attacks the cells which produce hair causing inflammation at the root level.
What Is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is a medical condition which affects women and men, where hair loss develops in patches – generally on the head. On occasion, total baldness may occur, however, in most cases the hair will grow back after several months. It can, however, be permanent.

It is not known exactly why alopecia areata occurs, but it is believed that the immune system attacks the cells which produce hair causing inflammation at the root level.

What Is Involved In The Cortisone Injection Procedure?

The procedure entails the injection of cortisone into the scalp approximately 1 cm apart. The number of injections is dependant on the size of the area being treated and can range from 2 -3 injections in smaller areas to 40 – 50 injections when treating larger areas.

In order to reduce the level of pain and discomfort, we generally apply a numbing cream prior to the treatment. After the procedure, patients can resume most activities immediately.

Who Are The Best Candidates?

  • Women and Men with Alopecia Areata
  • Patients with small patches of hair loss
  • Hair loss affecting less than 50% of the scalp

During the initial complimentary consultation, Dr. Alanen or one of our Hair Loss Specialists will perform a thorough assessment. If cortisone injection is not the appropriate treatment for your specific type of hair loss, another treatment such as PRP Injections or Mesotherapy may be recommended.

When Will I See Results? How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Because cortisone takes time to reduce inflammation at the root level of the hair, new hair growth is typically seen in approximately 4-6 weeks. Injections are repeated at 4-6 week intervals until the hair has grown back. Unfortunately, cortisone injection treatments do not prevent new hair loss from developing.

Benefits of Cortisone Injections For Hair Loss

  • Minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure
  • Highly effective on Alopecia Areata
  • Minimal discomfort and minor pain
  • Great alternative to surgical transplants

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