Hair Thinning, Hair Loss & Trichology

The Problem

1 in 5 women suffer from hair loss which may be attributed to various factors such as hormonal or nutritional imbalance, lifestyle, diet, wellbeing as a whole. On the other hand, both men and women may have some concerns about the condition and health of their hair and scalp, such as alopecia for example. We help find the root problem of your hair loss or scalp disorders and put together a bespoke treatment to suit your requirements.

he PRobleYou will have up to an hour for a full consultation, during which a detailed examination will be conducted.
Along with your medical history, you will discuss your diet, lifestyle, relationships, as well as your living and workplace environment, to pin-point any possible reason why you may be experiencing hair loss.
Your hair and scalp will be closely examined and only then will you be provided with a preliminary diagnosis and offered advice on medication, products and/or lifestyle changes that could help with your condition.
The consultation is long and thorough because unless we look at all the possible factors that might be causing you to lose your hair, we won’t be able to recommend an effective solution.
Please note that you may require further examination, such as blood analysis, to confirm the condition. A treatment plan can then be discussed.

What is Trichology?

Trichology is the scientific study of hair and scalp. Our team of trichologists, who are all certified members of the Institute of Trichologists, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for the disorders and diseases of hair and scalp that may be causing hair thinning, scalp psoriasis, itchy scalp, flaky scalp, alopecia and many more scalp problems.

Consultations and treatments are available for women and men with all types of hair, including Afro-Caribbean and Caucasian. Consultations are private and not available on the NHS. Men in their 20’s are recommended to consult a Trichologist before deciding to see a Hair Transplant surgeon, as hair loss is unlikely to have stabilised at that age and we could help reduce any further hair loss.

We are able to offer the Fagron TrichoTest™ at our clinics which is a genetic test that combines the analysis of genetic variations, lifestyle factors and literature related to hair loss treatment. The test is able to provide appropriate treatment options through topical, oral or surgical solutions. It is a non-invasive, reliable test that is valid for life which uses state of the art technology to give you a full genetic analysis of hair loss with suggestions to help improve the effectiveness of hair loss treatments.

If you have already experienced balding or a receding hairline, you are more likely to require a hair restoration treatment.

What can a Trichologist help you with?

Common problems with the scalp and hair can be a result of inadequate nutrition or dietary gaps, illness, traction alopecia, thyroid dysfunction, damage after chemotherapy treatment, hormone imbalance, menopause, genetic issues, follicle sensitivity, or stress. Our team of expert trichologists will assess your case and provide a comprehensive treatment plan to deliver the results you are after.

Hair Loss, Thinning Hair or Damaged Hair: Thinning or damaged hair can be extremely stressful, especially if you don’t know what’s causing it. And, while a large number of people suffer from hair problems, the causes can differ massively from person-to-person. Understanding the underlying force behind Alopecia, Hair Loss, Hair Thinning, or Male Pattern Baldness is always the most cruial aspect of any treatment. Where appropriate, our Trichologists can advise and refer you to our world-renown team of Hair Restoration experts to help with balding.

Male and Female Hair Loss

Scalp Problems: Scalp problems, such as Dandruff, Psoriasis, Itchy Scalp, Eczema and Dermatitis, to name a few, are common for women and men and we are able to diagnose and treat most scalp problems. If your case requires the opinion of a Dermatologist, we would be able to arrange for you to meet with one of our Consultant Dermatologists.

For more detailed information about scalp problems and conditions, click here.

Hair Texture Problems: Even if you are not experiencing any hair thinning, your hair may seem dull and lifeless, rough, or may even consist of mixed textures throughout. This can be a result of over-heating hair (hair straightening), chemically-exposed hair (after perms and straightening chemicals), and even stress, which our Trichologists can address and provide treatment for.

DHT hormonal issues for men and women: We treat patients suffering DHT-related hair loss with a broad range of treatments from FUE Hair Transplant (follicular unit extraction) to hair thinning and hair loss medications. DHT is a hormone playing an influential role in hair loss. You can inhibit the production of DHT. 5α-reductase inhibitors are frequently used to treat male pattern baldness and can help some types of female hair loss. One of only two approved hair loss medications – is a 5α-reductase inhibitor. It is only effective whilst taking it but it is easy to take and it is popular. The best way forward is to book a consultation.

Consultation with a Trichologist

You will have up to an hour for a full consultation, during which a detailed examination will be conducted.

Along with your medical history, you will discuss your diet, lifestyle, relationships, as well as your living and workplace environment, to pinpoint any possible reason why you may be experiencing hair loss.

Your hair and scalp will be closely examined and only then will you be provided with a preliminary diagnosis and offered advice on medication, products and/or lifestyle changes that could help with your condition.

The consultation is long and thorough because unless we look at all the possible factors that might be causing you to lose your hair, we won’t be able to recommend an effective solution.

Please note that you may require further examination, such as blood analysis, to confirm the condition. A treatment plan can then be discussed. You will have up to an hour for a full consultation, during which a detailed examination will be conducted.

Along with your medical history, you will discuss your diet, lifestyle, relationships, as well as your living and workplace environment, to pin-point any possible reason why you may be experiencing hair loss.
Your hair and scalp will be closely examined and only then will you be provided with a preliminary diagnosis and offered advice on medication, products and/or lifestyle changes that could help with your condition.
The consultation is long and thorough because unless we look at all the possible factors that might be causing you to lose your hair, we won’t be able to recommend an effective solution.
Please note that you may require further examination, such as blood analysis, to confirm the condition. A treatment plan can then be discussed.

The Problem

1 in 5 women suffer from hair loss which may be attributed to various factors such as hormonal or nutritional imbalance, lifestyle, diet, wellbeing as a whole. On the other hand, both men and women may have some concerns about the condition and health of their hair and scalp, such as alopecia for example. We help find the root problem of your hair loss or scalp disorders and put together a bespoke treatment to suit your requirements.

he PRobleYou will have up to an hour for a full consultation, during which a detailed examination will be conducted.
Along with your medical history, you will discuss your diet, lifestyle, relationships, as well as your living and workplace environment, to pin-point any possible reason why you may be experiencing hair loss.
Your hair and scalp will be closely examined and only then will you be provided with a preliminary diagnosis and offered advice on medication, products and/or lifestyle changes that could help with your condition.
The consultation is long and thorough because unless we look at all the possible factors that might be causing you to lose your hair, we won’t be able to recommend an effective solution.
Please note that you may require further examination, such as blood analysis, to confirm the condition. A treatment plan can then be discussed.

Treatments for Hair and Scalp

The reasoning behind any hair or scalp problem is different for everyone and therefore your treatment should be too. During your consultation with the trichologist, you will undergo a thorough medical examination to get to the cause of your hair issues, and will be led through a tailored treatment plan depending on your needs. You may be required to take a blood test as part of your diagnosis process, however this will be outlined and explained to you if so.

Your bespoke treatment plan will be designed to tackle hair and scalp issues from the root cause, as well as on the surface, for the longest lasting results. Possible methods can include medication, a tailored nutrition plan, or scalp stimulation therapy. We are proud to be one of few stockists of Viviscal Professional; a scientifically proven and widely-recognosed supplement to actively encourage healthy hair growth.

You may be referred to other specialists for further medical examination if your trichologist believes an underlying illness is the cause, including The Private Clinic’s in-house team of dermatologists. Some patients (particularly men experiencing Male Pattern Baldness) may be suitable for an FUE hair transplant to restore areas that have lost hair, in which case you will be referred to one of The Private Clinic’s elite hair surgeons.

FAQs

When will I need to see a Trichologist?

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.

Is female hair loss common?

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.

Can diet help with hair loss?

Not all hair loss can be assisted by nutritional means. Although there is some research into low vitamin D and thinning hair.

The key is to determine the type of hair loss you have, then look at underlying factors.

Diet is crucial when the hair is shedding, as it is very often a nutritional issue. The other key point is to ensure the remaining hair grows to its best and that further hair loss is slowed.

How much does Hair Thinning, Hair Loss & Trichology cost?

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.

What are the causes of hair loss?

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.

What treatments are available for hair loss?

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:

  • Minoxidil
  • Laser
  • Thickening conditioners / lotions
  • Concealers
  • MicroPigmentation
  • Hair Replacement -surgical or wigs

To find out more about hair loss treatments. Book a consultation with one of our expert trichologists.

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