A trichologist should be consulted if you are experiencing lifeless, dull or thinning hair and you are unsure on the underlying cause. Men who are experiencing typical signs of male pattern baldness will normally find it more beneficial to meet with our hair surgeon team in the first instance.
Female hair loss is a common problem. It is thought as many as half of women will experience some form of hair loss and 1 in 4 women will experience some form of shedding. Most women will begin to notice a change in their hair as they age.
The conversation around female hair loss, in comparison, so male hair loss is not as common which does often cause women to feel that what they are experiencing is not common.
Women find the experience very distressing and often see it as an ageing problem, or somehow a lack of femininity. Our experience is that women get very emotional, worried and confused. Understanding and listening can be just as effective as treatments can for the wellbeing of the sufferer. Female pattern hair loss can be very varied in its progression and severity resulting in many sufferers feeling quite desperate.
Hair loss in most cases is largely genetic and induced by hormones. You can be perfectly healthy and experience significant hair thinning. Medical conditions can certainly exacerbate it.
Possible conditions that contribute to hair loss are (but in no way limited to):
Various forms of Alopecia: Including Androgenic Alopecia, Scarring Alopecia, Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Universalis and Traction Alopecia.
Thyroid Disorder: Hair problems can be the first sign of an underlying illness, particularly for those suffering from Thyroid Undersecretion. Full recovery of the hair is achievable for those suffering, providing the condition is diagnosed and treated in its early stages.
Iron Deficiency: Lack of iron in the diet is a common cause of hair loss in women. Those who are vegetarian or have suffered from an eating disorder are particularly prone to this type of hair loss, though it can affect anyone.
Trauma Hair Loss: The frequent use of hair styling products and devices, as well as tight hairstyles, can lead to hair loss taking place in certain areas. If the condition is treated prior to the scalp being damaged, hair will normally regrow. Afro-Caribbean hair can be particularly suspectable to this kind of hair damage. Click here for more information.
There are a lot of underlying factors such as age and the extent of hair loss which will determine which type of treatment is going to work best for you.
Some of our most successful treatments are:
- Thickening conditioners / lotions
- Hair Replacement -surgical or wigs
To find out more about hair loss treatments. Book a consultation with one of our expert trichologists.
The Private Clinic are amongst well known hair loss and hair restoration clinics in Europe and we offer help and advice to cover all hair loss and scalp concerns.
If you have just started experiencing hair loss or if the texture of your hair concerns you, we would recommend an in depth consultation and lifestyle analysis with our of our industry leading and highly experienced Trichologists.
- The cost for a trichologist consultation with Jane Mayhead in London Harley Street is £147.
- The cost for a trichologist consulation with Denise Knight in Leeds is £127.
If you are experiencing balding have extensive hair loss, you may want to arrange an appointment with one of our renowned Hair Transplant surgeons.
A consultation with one of our renowned Hair Transplant Surgeons starts from £100. Find out more here.