TrIchology is the science of the structure, function and all associated diseases of the human hair and scalp. The trichologist’s role is to accurately analyse the condition of the scalp, hair bulbs and hair shaft using the professional advanced micro-camera and obviously their knowledge, experience and expertise to determine the cause of the hair loss or weakness and select the appropriate trichological treatment.
Reasons to consult a trichologist:
* Hair loss
* Compromised hair quality or texture
* Scalp problems ( dandruff, seborrhoea, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, alopecia )
* Trichological interview and professional assessment
* Thorough examination of the scalp using specialist micro-camera
* Medical diagnosis
* Treatment plan and care recommendations
Methods of treatment:
* Injectable mesotherapy
* Trichological care products advise
Frequently Asked Questions
A trichologist treats the hair and scalp conditions mentioned above, and many others. Here are the main categories of trichological treatment:
– conditions affecting the hair – with regards to the hair, a trichologist looks into the causes behind the hair breakage, hair miniaturization (thinning in diameter) and hair thinning in density.
All of these can be precursors to hair loss and an experienced trichologist should be able to tell you which of these are leading to hair loss or standalone conditions not leading to hair loss, due to genetics or an internal medical issue, such as a hormonal or nutritional imbalance. So yes, it is complicated and that’s why a trichologist is a specialist with a lot of knowledge and expertise needed to treat your case accordingly.
While the word alopecia means hair loss, normally the hair doesn’t fall out right away but instead it passes through different stages of breaking, miniaturization and thinning until it eventually
falls out. If your hair is already falling out by the time you visit a trichologist, you may have already reached the latter stages of the condition that’s causing it.
There are few different types of alopecia:
• Cicatricial or scarring alopecias which are synonymous to permanent hair loss. It begins at the top or crown of the head and like other forms of cicatricial alopecias, once the hair is shed, the loss is permanent. Hair chemicals and tension are possible causes for scarring alopecias
• Noncicatricial or non-scarring alopecias which can be genetic and is a female pattern hair loss characterised by the hair loss in the crown for women. If the cause isn’t genetic, non-scarring alopecias usually have an underlying medical reason
• Diffuse alopecias are instances of heavy breakage or shedding that can be caused by underlying health issues or chemotherapy
• Trauma alopecias signify some type of physical harm done to the hair or scalp
Alopecia is a general term meaning hair loss of which there are many types and causes. Most types of hair loss can be treated but some cannot be treated.
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