Why Consult a Trichologist?

 People with hair and scalp problems may not know where to go for help and advice. Often their GP is the first option but as we know they can only operate within fairly restricted parameters. Their time allowed for a consultation is nowhere near enough needed to gain a holistic overview of each patient's individual problem.
 
A Trichologist should give you at least one hour of consultation time. This allows for a detailed medical history to be taken, and consideration of the medication and supplements you may take.

You should also be questioned about how you treat your hair on a day to day basis, your diet and nutrition. If it is necessary, a Trichologist will refer you to your GP for further tests for example, blood tests or food intolerance tests.

Sometimes it may be necessary to use prescription only medicines and these will only be available through your GP.

Depending on the problem you may have it may be necessary to give you products to use. Treatments can be carried out in the clinic or at home.

 

   

Hair and Scalp Disorders

 

 

Scalp Disorders

 

 

Scaly Scalp Conditions                             Pustular Scalp Conditions

Pityriasis Simplex

Acne Necrotica

Pityriasis Steatoids

Folliculitis

Pityriasis Ameantacea

Folliculitis Keloides

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

Impetigo

Seborrhoeic Eczema (Dermatitis)

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

Infantile Eczema

Bacterial Infections

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

 

Neurodermatitis

 

Ichthyosis

 

Psoriasis

 

Traumatic Scaling

 

 

Hair Shaft Disorders

 

Trichorrhexis Nodosa

Trichonodosis

Fragilitis Crinium

Mechanical

Lepothrix

Piedra

Plica Polonica

 

 

Hair Loss

 

Alopecia Areata

Trichotillomania

Traction Alopecia

Chemical trauma

Lichen Planus

Folliculitis Decalvans

Pseudo Pelade

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Male & Female Pattern Alopecia

Telogen Effluvium

Alopecia Totallis

Alopecia Universalis

 

As you can see from the above lists the conditions are many and varied. It needs a qualified Trichologist perhaps with the co-operation of your GP to diagnose the problem accurately and treat accordingly where appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treatments

 

The treatment you receive is wholly dependent on the condition that you are suffering from.

 

For scaly, pustular and dry conditions it is normally necessary to formulate a regime for you to use either at home or to be treated with at the clinic.

 

This may consist of:

 

Cream to decrease the scale

Shampoo to complement the condition

Conditioner to complement the condition

Cream or lotion to apply to the scalp

Conditioner to leave in the hair

 

These are all adjusted to suit you and your particular needs

 

Hair Loss

 

The type of hair loss you are suffering from will dictate the type of treatment you will receive. From massage and electro-therapy to the use of stimulating shampoos and lotions. It may be necessary to take medications to improve the condition or hair transplant surgery may be appropriate.

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