Reasons To See A Trichologist
Hair loss can cause great distress, and there are many misunderstandings about its causes and treatment. Probably the most common type of hair loss is male pattern baldness which, despite its name, can affect women as well as men. Hair loss is always a signal of an imbalance and you should seek the assistance of a qualified Trichologist at the first sign of hair fall. Hair Health & Vitality Clinic can help to define the cause of the hair loss and then partner with patients, and doctors if needed, to prevent further hair fall.
There are many other types of hair loss which can and do respond to treatment and advice without medical assistance. There are also some types of hair loss which can have a natural or spontaneous recovery. Excessive hair loss can often be a symptom of some other problem or variation in the metabolism of the body, and for this reason, cooperation between the Trichologist and the patient’s doctor may be necessary.
Problems of the scalp, ranging from dandruff to more inflammatory conditions occupy much of a Trichologist’s time. As with the hair, these problems can be symptomatic of some other metabolic variation. Stress, poor diet, or even some allergies to certain foods can be responsible for the buildup and shedding of dead skin cells.
The management of hair and scalp that are excessively oily is another area in which the advice of a qualified Trichologist is often sought. Here, guidance on the right type of shampoo for any particular individual, and on its frequency of use, could be particularly relevant.
Problems with hair texture can be caused by over exposure to heat, strong chemicals, or by many of the other stresses and strains to which we subject our hair. In such cases, cooperation with the hairdresser is obviously important and it indicates that Trichologists training overlaps both the medical and the cosmetic in areas not normally covered by either doctors or hairdressers.
Hair texture problems usually respond very well to appropriate advice and treatment, as the cause(s), once discovered, can often be reduced or eliminated altogether.
In cases of scalp disorders in particular, it is possible that your Trichologist will prescribe treatment creams and shampoos for use in the clinic or at home. These will either be manufactured by other licensed Trichologists who specialise in manufacturing such preparations. These products should always be used in strict accordance with the Trichologist and manufacturers instructions.