Trichology

SCALP ISSUES - HAIR LOSS DIAGNOSIS - HAIR PROBLEMS

Trichology Consultation

Trichology is the science behind your hair. Your trichologist is an expert who can look into how to increase your hair growth and improve your hair and scalp condition.

Trichologists know that everyone’s hair and scalp issues are different, so a thorough examination will be undertaken along with history and lifestyle questions to better understand your needs and find an appropriate treatment.

Your trichologist will take around 60 minutes to thoroughly examine your hair and scalp. In this initial consultation, your trichologist will determine your scalp condition and possible sources of irritation. They’ll analyse what may be causing your hair loss or scalp issues. Your trichologist can spot the telltale signs of underlying conditions contributing to hair loss.

Trichology, Wimpole Clinic

What a Trichologist Assesses

Diet

What you eat can affect your entire body, including your hair. In fact, poor diet is one of the main causes of hair loss in trichology patients. As your hair doesn’t serve a vital purpose, your body uses nutrients to maintain your internal organs first. Nutrients, proteins, minerals and vitamins are sent straight to your body, leaving your hair until last. This can result in hair breakage and loss.

Immune system

Faults within the immune system can cause scalp conditions and hair loss. Sudden patchy hair loss could indicate an underlying immune system issue that should be treated by your doctor. An autoimmune disease could be simply treated with a nutritional plan or with specific medications. Your trichologist can help you look at measures to replace the hair you've lost.

Hair Care

Badly treated hair may also be causing you problems. There are a few everyday things we can do to help improve the condition of our hair and scalp to prevent serious scalp conditions occurring. Your trichologist may suggest ways you can look after your hair better.

Lifestyle

This is a combination of your diet, sleep pattern, alcohol consumption, and smoking habits. Like any health check, letting your trichologist know all the details means they can provide you with the correct treatment.

Medical History

It is essential you provide your trichologist with an overview of your medical history, as a previous condition may be contributing to your hair loss or scalp condition. Family history and genetics may also have a part to play. The more information you are able to give, the easier it will be for your trichologist to establish and treat the cause of your hair loss and discomfort.

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones can have a huge impact on the quality of your scalp and hair. This is a very common problem in women, generally aged between 18 and 40. Hormone imbalance can also be due to stress and childbirth. The change in hormone levels within the body causes hair thinning and breakage. Small amounts of hair loss may go unnoticed, but if huge amounts fall out and are left untreated it could lead to permanent baldness.

Blood Tests

Blood tests reveal a lot about what's going on in your body. Crucial blood tests may determine what is causing your scalp discomfort and hair loss. The blood tests look at your iron levels, red and white blood cells, minerals and vitamins, folic acid and your thyroid. Blood tests may be performed regularly throughout your course of treatment to ensure that the medication or other treatment prescribed is working effectively.

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