Hair Loss

About Hair Loss

It is normal to shed about 50 to 100 hairs a day, but since we have about a million strands of hair on our scalps, this amount of hair loss does not cause noticeable thinning. Also, gradual thinning is a normal part of aging. As we age, our hair naturally starts to thin out.


What causes noticeable hair loss?

Hair loss affects up to one-third of all men and women and can begin early in life.


There are several causes of hair loss in men, but the most common cause is called male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss accounts for about 95% of cases and is usually caused by a combination of hormonal activity and heredity. Hair follicles in the scalp get smaller and over time develop a shortened hair growth cycle. Men typically notice hair loss around their hairline and/or top of their scalp.


Hair loss in women can be triggered by numerous medical conditions as well as various lifestyle factors such as extreme stress, diets, and childbirth. Common medical causes of hair loss in women include:

  • Thyroid problems (producing too much or too little thyroid hormone)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a chronic hormonal imbalance with numerous side

effects including hair loss.

  • Alopecia areata, in which the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks healthy

hair follicles and causes hair to fall out in patches.


As a starting point, hair loss experts recommend testing for thyroid problems and hormone imbalances. In many cases, hair will grow back once the cause is addressed. As a medical dermatology office, we evaluate for medical conditions for hair loss and often times this is reimbursed by your PPO health insurance.


Emotional impact of hair loss can affect the way both men and women look or think about themselves and can have a huge effect on self-confidence.

SmartGraft offers you a minimally invasive office procedure to replace or restore your lost hair and hairline. This is provided by Dr. Hayes Gladstone, a board certified dermatologist, at our center.


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Meet our Medical Director

Dr. Iris Gin is the NBC Bay Area Living Well Expert in the field of Dermatology

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About Our Doctor

Dr. Iris Gin is the NBC Living Well

Expert in Dermatology and is one of

the most recognizable names in the

field of dermatology. She has been

featured on numerous news and media including NBC, KRON, Best of the Bay TV, and SJ Mercury News.

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Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center

15055 Los Gatos Boulevard, Suite 100

Los Gatos, CA 95032


(408) 356 1000

(408) 356 1125 (Fax)