What to expect from your Trichology (Hair Loss) Consultation
The main purpose of the consultation is to give a professional opinion on the likely cause of hair loss and explain the options available.
This is a service specialising in non-surgical hair restoration. This means that depending on the reason for the hair loss a variety of approaches will be taken to restore your hair or slow down the progression of hair loss.
These methods include advising on medications, nutritional or supplement changes, how to seek further assistance from your GP to obtain further investigations and when a referral to a dermatologist is needed for biopsy of the scalp or for more potent medications.
The clinic supplies wigs and hair pieces and wig care products. Advice on cosmetically camouflaging hair loss is also available if required.
If it is thought that you are experiencing Male of Female Pattern Hair Loss, Telogen Effluvium (Hair Shedding) or Alopecia Areata (an autoimmune condition) you will be offered the option of a TrichoTest, a DNA test which will help to personalise your treatment options. The recommendations will be in the form of supplements recommended or medications recommended. The clinic will be able to prescribe the necessary medications.
If you would like the additional option of obtaining formal measurements of your hair growth or loss the TrichoLab report is also available.
Hair loss can be temporary and reversible or scarring (permanent). It can be caused for a variety of reasons including stress, nutrition, lifestyle, health issues, genetic and hair care practices. There are many different types of hair loss specialist. Some articles about this topic can be found on https://Link.Tr.ee/CreweAnd
The approach to treatment is to offer evidence based advice and treatment recommendations. Where this is not available, the approach will be guided by the approach taken by reputable organisations.
Due to Covid-19 social distancing, the initial consultation can take place virtually or face to face. By agreeing to a virtual consultation it should be understood that there will be some occasions where a face to face examination may be necessary in Crewe. Follow up examinations are free of charge if taken within 6 months of the initial consultation.
Before the consultation
It is essential to have good quality photographs of your hair loss/scalp condition before the consultation. Please email photographs of your head from the front, side, top and back views showing the condition that you are concerned about. These can be emailed to email@example.com or sent via WhatsApp on 07795142354.
You will be emailed a Pre- consultation questionnaire. It is helpful if you aree able to complete it before the consultation as this helps to make use of the time available.
If you are able to obtain a Summary Printout from GP via email which includes the results of recent blood tests that would be ideal. You are entitled to this information free of charge under the General Data Protection regulations
During the consultation
You will be asked for your date of birth and address. Please be prepared to show photographic proof of identification and proof of address in case a prescription needs to be created.
30 – 60 minutes will be spent finding out about your hair loss/scalp concern, its effect on you, your past medical history, medication history, hair care practices history, family history, nutrition and lifestyle.
At the end of the consultation you will be given a verbal opinion of the condition and recommendations as to what needs to be done next. This could include:
Suggested blood tests to discuss with GP (These can be arranged privately if needed)
TrichoTest may be advised to personalise which can be prescribed treatment
If there is a possibility of a scarring form of hair loss a referral to a dermatologist will be recommended
If additional imaging is desired a TrichoLab report can be arranged. This needs to be done face to face.
After the consultation
You will be emailed a written summary of the consultation within 7 days with initial recommendations.
Sometimes after receiving an opinion, expectations and priorities will changes, so there will be the opportunity to discuss further actions after the consultation including cosmetic camouflage, wigs and hair pieces.
Trichology Consultation 30-60 mins – £150
TrichoTest and Trichology Consultation – £350
TrichoLab and Trichology Consultation – £200
TrichoLab report – £80
Face to face follow up consultations are free if attended within 6 months of the initial appointment.
Clinic based treatment Informed by consultation (e.g. for severe scalp scaling) – £25
To Whom It May Concern letter (to GP) – £25
(To facilitate patient being offered further blood tests by GP – please note the final decision is at the GP’s discretion)
Minoxidil 2% lotion -£35 (should last one month)
Minoxidil 5% foam (50ml) – £40 (should last 50 days)
Minoxidil Cream (price on application)
Hair Mineral Analysis
Summary report – £59
Full practitioner service customer and doctors – £69
Blood test, swabs If required, prices discussed at appointment
Private Prescription – £20 + cost of medication and postage
It is recommended that supplements are only taken following nutritional advice and assessment of likely nutrient deficiencies.
These are available via the link on the home page.