Why Should You See a Trichologist About Your Hair?

A lot of anxiety and stress can come from hair and scalp issues. Our hair has a lot to do with how people perceive us. When dealing with scalp and hair conditions there are treatment options than can help.

laser hair loss treatment raleigh ncWhat Is a Trichologist?

The science of the human hair is called Trichology. It’s the science of the human hair and it’s structure, function and diseases. Clinical trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and disorders of the scalp and human hair. A trichologist is a specialist in this field that helps people that have developed problems with their hair and scalp.

There are several factors that can cause hair loss and issues with the scalp and hair such as, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune problems, nutritional deficiencies, genetics, and physiological or psychological stress.

A trichologist looks at more than just the hair and scalp when they make a diagnosis. The often will ask specific questions about your diet, lifestyle, genetics, nutrition and your medical history before coming to a conclusion that is the cause of your issue.

Reasons to Consult a Trichologist

A trichologist has the expertise and knowledge to help diagnose your issue and to provide treatment options for numerous hair and scalp issues.

Hair Loss
The most common reason to consult with a trichologist is because of hair loss issues. The most wide-spread type of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as male pattern baldness. Nearly half of all men over the age of 50 are affected by it but men of all ages can be affected by it.

Despite being referred to as male pattern baldness, it also affects women. Hair loss is natural for women as it is for men. In-fact, approximately two-thirds of women will experience hair loss to some degree after menopause. By the age of 65 less than half of all women will still have a full head of hair.

Androgenic alopecia is a hereditary condition that is passed down from family genes. For men the hair loss normally starts in the front of the head with the hairline receding. Women tend to lose their hair starting at the center part. There can be some receding near the temples as well.

Androgenic alopecia is a hereditary condition passed down through the family genes. In men, the condition usually starts at the front of the head and causes the hairline to recede.

Scalp Problems
Scalp issues can range from dandruff to more inflammatory conditions. Scalp problems often have symptoms from other issues. For an example, shedding of dead skin cells could be caused from diet, stress, food allergies or hair products used.

A skilled trichologist can determine whether the scalp condition is the result of dry or oily hair or if a hair product used is to harsh.

At Jernigan’s, We Can Help

At Jernigan’s Hair Replacement Clinic in Raleigh, NC, our highly trained staff are experts at diagnosing and treating scalp and hair conditions. We can provide guidance on the best treatments for you and recommend topicals that can promote a healthy scalp and hair, as well as options to deal with hair loss.