477 N El Camino Real, Suite D304 Encinitas CA, United States | Directions
best dermatologist center Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA

Combating Hair Loss at Any Age

Forty percent of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35. Twenty-one million women in this country also experience hair loss. It is a stressful event, regardless of your gender or age. Dr. Amanda Lloyd, a Board-Certified Dermatologist, encourages you to schedule an appointment at Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas at the first signs of hair loss. This is the most important step you can take to preserve a full head of hair.
Smiling Young Woman

Types of Hair Loss

Hair loss, technically called alopecia, can be permanent or reversible. Here are some specific sub-types:

  • Scarring alopecia is the permanent result of cellulitis, folliculitis, acne, lupus, lichen planus, heat styling, tight weaves, trauma, or surgery.
  • Androgenic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss. In men, it appears as male pattern baldness, sometimes beginning in teens or early 20s as a receding hairline. Female pattern baldness is noticeable thinning that usually starts in a woman’s 40s or later. It is characterized by general thinning, with extensive hair loss at the crown.
  • Alopecia areata is sudden, patchy hair loss which may result in total baldness. It usually occurs in children and young adults. Fortunately, most regrow hair within a few years.
  • Alopecia universalis causes all body hair (including brows, lashes, and pubic hair) to fall out.
  • Trichotillomania is a psychological disorder, usually in children, in which they pull their own hair out.

Maintaining Your Mane

Many people don’t realize that dermatologists specialize in the treatment of hair conditions, as well as skin and nails. A number of safe, effective oral and topical medications are available by prescription to halt hair loss, and regrow new hair. There are treatments out there for all the men who are experiencing hair loss. Dr. Lloyd partners with you to determine possible causes of hair loss and then designs a treatment regimen to restore your hair to good health. Call Skin & Vein Institute at (760) 642-6674 (new patients) or (760) 452-2080 (existing patients).

Hair Loss Related Article

Success Stories

Latest Blog Post

Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

Meet the Doctor