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Hair Loss & Hair Issuesin New Orleans, LA | Audubon Dermatology

Hair Loss & Hair Issuesin New Orleans, LA | Audubon Dermatology

Hair Loss

Hair loss is simply the loss of hair in a region where hair is desired, usually the scalp and sometimes the eyebrows or lashes. Many things can cause hair loss, including various skin conditions, heredity, stress and illness. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson can help diagnose and treat hair loss in both men and women.

Treatment Options for Hair Loss

Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs are hairs that have grown back into the skin instead of away from the skin. The skin sees the hair as an intruder and reacts causing inflammation and sometimes infection. Ingrown hairs usually appear after shaving, tweezing, or waxing and are more common when the hair is curly or course.

Treatment Options for Ingrown Hairs

Treatment for ingrown hairs begins with proper removal of the hair itself. Laser Hair Removal is the most effective method of preventing hair growth. Common areas for treatment with Laser Hair Removal are the legs, bikini area, underarms, neck, and chin. This treatment is not covered by insurance.


Hirsutism is the overproduction of hair growth. In women, this most often occurs on the face, chin and/or neck but can also occur on the arms or torso. In men, hirsutism generally occurs on the chest and/or back. It can be hereditary or caused by illness or hormonal imbalance.

Treatment Options for Hirsutism

Treatment for hirsutism may include topical therapies, oral medications, or Laser Hair Removal treatments to reduce the amount of hair growth. At this time there is no insurance coverage for laser treatments for hirsutism. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson will diagnose and determine the best treatment options for you.

Deirdre Hooper, MD, and Sarah Jackson, MD, offer technologically advanced comprehensive skin care for men and women in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and the nearby communities of Louisiana. To learn more about treatments for hair loss or hirsutism, contact us to schedule a consultation.


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