It is one of the most drastic type of hair loss, it presents as circular completely bald patches which can sometimes merge with each other patches . Regrowth usually starts at the centre of the bald patch with fine white hair that thickens with time and usually regains its colour. It is a very unpredictable condition.
How the clinic can help
Dealing with hair loss without using surgery needs a variety of approaches.
The clinic will assist by documenting the extent of the hair loss by photography of the hair and scalp; advising on information about the condition.
There can be many factors contributing to hair loss as well as age,genetics and hormones. A detailed history will be taken which will include your nutrition and any supplements taken.
This clinic will advise you of the current evidence on treatments and can arrange for the relevant blood tests to be done with or without nutritional status blood tests included. The clinic encourages people to access these tests from the GP, but it this is at the GP’s discretion. It possible to have some blood tests as skin prick (which can be done at home or at the clinic), or you can be sent to a partner clinic for a full blood test.
The clinic works with a specialist compounding Pharmacy which only works with doctors.
An appointment with a dermatologist is always encouraged to access a wider range of medications, but in some circumstances it may be possible to access steroid injections at this clinic.
Practical help in hiding hair loss
The clinic can supply ready to wear hair pieces or custom made hair pieces. Some of these can be purchased online without visiting the clinic (please visit www.crewehairandskinclinic.uk/shop).
Regrettably, once purchased the pieces are not returnable. During the period of social distancing due to Covd-19 there is a 20% reduction on the hair pieces in the Shop section of the website.
The hair loss will be assessed.
The clinic suggests that you can also visit your GP particularly if you have other health problems and need a referral to a dermatologist.
The clinic offers initial medical and trichological treatments which may help, but unfortunately results cannot be guaranteed as this is a very unpredictable condition. You will be advised on the current evidence of complementary approaches to this condition.
You will be advised on the most appropriate type of wig or hair piece if you would like to cover areas of hair loss. For almost total hair loss different wig caps are required.