The medical trichology clinic uses a medical and cosmetic approach to hair loss, hair breakage and scalp conditions. This means that you are offered advice and treatment that is up to date with current practice.
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.
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. This will include 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, and that there is full discloure of medical history and medications taken.
This clinic is also one of the first in the country to offer DNA testing for hair loss. This will help to inform you of the treatments that are more likely to work based on your genetic profile.
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 clinic has a doctor with 20 years of experience in UK General practice and also trained in Trichology by the Institute of Trichologists.
The field of hair loss is changing all the time, so the clinic’s ethos is to stay abreast of developments in the field by membership of organisations which enable access to education from dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, hair transplant surgeons, hairdressers and others working in the field of hair.
Whatever your hair type, whether European, Asian and Afro-textured, Crewe Hair and Skin Clinic is dedicated to providing expert advice and treatments for hair loss, hair breakage and scalp issues building on experience gained from the director consulting at The Insitute of Trichologists Clinic and The Private Clinic of Harley Street.
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 if it is for the same condition.
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.
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.