Most people don’t realise that there are many reasons for hair loss, hair breakage and scalp problems, such as lifestyle, diet, hormones, medication, hair care practices, autoimmune or genetic conditions. At the medical trichology consultation a comprehensive assessment and advice session is undertaken which usually takes 45 minutes. All follow up appointments within the first year are free of charge.
This clinic is one of the first in the United Kingdom to offer a DNA test for hair loss which is a major breakthrough in personalising the most suitable treatments and is particularly useful in early hair loss.
This clinic aims to help you get a diagnosis if you don’t get have one, find out the reasons, and offer solutions based on what is known to work.
The consultation includes advice on hiding the hair loss with camouflage products/wigs, advice on nutrition/supplements/devices/procedures and whether further advice/investigations/referral should be sought from a General Practitioner or dermatologist, and prescribing for a few hair loss conditions. This is done on the condition that communication with the GP is permitted, that identification is brought and that there is full discloure of medical history and medications taken.
There will also be the opportunity to discuss wigs and hairpieces.
The clinic is able to offer blood tests, and swabs but encourages going back to the GP for these if needed as additional fees apply.
Who is a Trichologist?
A trichologist is a specialist in hair and scalp disorders. Most trichologists are not doctors and come from a range of backgrounds including hairdressing. There are several different providers of Trichology Training in the UK with various lengths of training and topics covered. It is not a regulated profession.
Why visit this clinic?
This director is aware of the time constraints in General Practice (please see embedded article), and so this clinic recognises the additional support needed for people experiencing hair loss.
The clinic welcomes all genders and hair types, whether European, Asian or Afro-textured.
A combination of approaches is often needed to effectively tackle hair loss, so the clinic advises on evidence based treatments. Treatment can be medical, cosmetic or lifestyle – particularly nutritional.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is available at the clinic for suitable patients with hair loss.
The clinic is able to provide treatments in house for problems such as severe scaling scalp, which involve a product being applied to the scalp, sitting under a steamer, and being washed off with medicated shampoo.
Hair Loss concerns dealt with include:
- Generalised hair loss
- Patchy hair loss
- Male and female pattern hair loss (balding)
- Traumatic hair loss
Scalp concerns dealt with include:
- Scalp psoriasis,
- Seborrheic eczema (itchy scalp)
- Pityriasis amiantacea
- Scarring alopecia
The clinic also helps people with razor bumps on the face.
After the consultation
Depending on what the condition is, you will be advised whether you need to seek further advice from your GP including a referral to a dermatologist if your hair loss is through to be potentially permanent.
Follow up consultation is free within the year.
Hair loss products can be purchased on the shop part of the website.
It is recommended that the consideration of use of supplements should be discussed at the appointment.
The online discount code for MS Hair fibres is INGRID50. Online discount for the Lifestyl Pharmacy is Crewe1
Summary of Prices
Trichology consultation 30-60 minutes £120
Follow up appointment within 12 months FREE
Clinic treatment (informed by consultation) £25
To whom it may concern letter to GP £25
Hair mineral analysis Summary Report £59
Full practitioner service customer and doctors retest £69
Minoxidil 2% solution (if appropriate from consultation) £35
Minoxidil 5% foam (if appropriate from consultation) £39 These services are for adults over 18. Photographic ID should be brought. Photographs will be taken to document the problem and written consent will be sought. A list of any prescribed medication, and if possible a summary printout from the General Practitioner should be brought to the appointment. Hair should not be washed less than 48 hours before the appointment.