New hair loss treatments

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Dr. Shereen Timani has established herself as of the leading dermatologists in the North Georgia region, but her secondary specialty in dermatopathology gives her additional expertise with her hair loss patients. As she constantly researches cutting-edge techniques, Dr. Timani now offers remarkable treatment options for her hair loss patients.

Revolutionary findings regarding hair loss are a hot topic. Recently, an emphasis has been placed on genetic testing to predict the risk for hair loss or thinning. The test is based on a recent discovery of two genetic variants that produce an astounding increase in the risk of hair loss. The test involves taking a simple swab sample from the inside of your mouth, which is then tested for the two genes identified by researchers at McGill University.

The genetic hair loss test can predict your risk for hair loss or thinning and is ideal for those patients who want to treat hair loss before it is noticeable. Current therapies and treatments such as Minoxidil are more effective when used on thinning hair, rather than an area with already severe balding. The genetic test for male pattern baldness will report the absence of two specific genes, a positive result suggesting that the patient has the high-risk genes. Men who test negative have an 85 percent chance of not going bald by the age of 40. Men who test positive have a 60 percent chance of going bald by the age of 40.

In addition to hair transplants, Dr. Timani also performs eyebrow and eye lash transplants. Dr. Timani has a wealth of expertise and looks forward to consulting with you in an effort to help achieve the most favorable results with individualized treatment options. All procedures are performed at her practice in Johns Creek.

Dr. Shereen Timani of Johns Creek Dermatology and Family Medicine.

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