What are the types of Hair loss and the causes?
- Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia)
- Female Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia)
- Thinning Hair (DiffuseAlopecia)
- Broken & Damaged Hair (Traction Alopecia)
- Patchy spots (Alopecia Areata – results vary)
- Poor Diet | Poor Nutrition
- Birth Control Pills
- Hairstyles That Damage The Scalp (traction alopecia)
- Lack Of Iron
- Hormonal Imbalances (i.e. pregnancy, menopause, hysterectomy
- Major Surgery
- Endocrine Conditions (affecting thyroid function)
- Systemic Diseases (like lupus)
When Should You See A Trichologist?
Trichologists help people who have problems with hair breakage or hair loss and other problems with their hair and scalp. See a Trichologist if you have the following: Sudden excessive hair loss from the scalp, severe breakage after receiving a chemical service, a bald patch which has suddenly appeared or itching and excessive scaling from the scalp. Dandruff, psoriasis, seborrhea, excessive hair loss and baldness are problems from which many people suffer and about which they would like professional advice and, where possible, recommendations for help.
What To Expect On Your Initial Visit
The Trichologist will carefully question each hair client and examine the hair and scalp thoroughly to assess the problem and its causes. A digital microscopic analysis is preformed on your hair and scalp, while you view the results on a computer screen. The following are additional steps that are included in your 1 hour consultation:
- Detailed Health Assessment
- Urine and Saliva Test
- Microscopic Analysis
- Personalized Care Plan
- Progression PhotosPrognosis
- Non-surgical hair replacement recommendation if no hair care routine will work for the clients cause.
The Trichologist must determine if she can address the problem; if not, she will make a referral to a doctor.
Treatment might consist of nutritional supplements, the application of topical formulations to the hair and scalp and and other at-home maintenance treatments. However, maximum results are almost always accomplished when poor nutritional diets and unwholesome life styles are eliminated. Clients must stick to the plan in order to see results!
Should You See A Trichologist
How to determine If you are a candidate for a Trichologist:
If you answer yes to any of the following questions- premature thinning, balding, or scalp disorders, you are likely to see them in your future and you should consult a trichologist. Remember, early detection and early treatment is the best defense for anyone with hair or scalp disorder.
~Do receding hairlines, thinning or balding exist on your mother’s or father’s side of the family?
~Do you suffer from acne?
~Do you have oily skin or scalp?
~Do you have a thyroid imbalance?
~For females, do you have facial hair?
~For males, do you have excessive body hair?
~Do you crave sugar constantly and have gained or lost more than 15 pounds recently?
~For females, are you menopausal?
~Have you experienced excessive emotional stress?
~Have you been diagnosed as anemic?
~Do you have a high fat intake?
~Are you presently, or have been, on a weight-loss diet?
~Do you suffer from digestive disorders?
~Do you experience frequent illness?
~Do you frequently use antibiotics or medications?
~Do you have poor blood circulation?
~Do you believe that vitamin and mineral supplements are unnecessary?
~Have you had exposure to air pollutants/toxins?
~Have you recently given birth or had a recent surgery?
~Is your scalp flaky, crusty, inflamed, or itchy?
~Has your scalp been injured?
~Do you experience irregular or infrequent bowel movements?
~Have you been diagnosed with a scalp fungus?
~Have you been experiencing excessive hair shedding?