Thursday, 23 December 2010

Hair Loss Clinic London – What Happens When You Visit a Hair Loss Clinic?

The London Centre of Trichology is a hair loss clinic based in Blandford Street, London W1, providing hair loss diagnosis and hair loss treatment to both men and women. We are open from 10.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday and appointments can be arranged by telephoning 0207 935 1935. We are currently offering a free no obligation hair loss consultation to all website visitors.

Visitors to our London hair loss clinic will undergo an initial consultation taking approximately thirty minutes during which time your hair will be analysed and advice given on a recommended course of treatment. This diagnosis is carried out totally free of charge and our recommendations and findings are always kept entirely confidential.
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Your hair loss consultation will involve the use of a Proscope. This is a non invasive device, like a magnifying glass that is used to take images of your scalp and transmit those images on to a computer screen. These images are then stored for comparative purposes later on. Also, as part of the hair loss consultation we will ask you a series of questions aimed at establishing your age and the state of your general health. We will also need to find out what medications you are taking, if any, whether your family has any history of hair loss and what hair products you use to clean and condition your hair and scalp.
There is no need for us to contact your GP but we may suggest you visit your Doctor if it is felt that your hair loss condition requires medical treatment. This might be the case if, for example, you are taking medications that are exacerbating your hair loss condition. It may be that your Doctor can adjust your dosage and this could help alleviate the problem.
Having considered the results of our findings and diagnosed your condition, we will then be in a position to advise whether our hair loss treatments will help in your case. If we feel that they can, we can commence treatment straight away
Is hair loss treatment effective?

Hair loss treatment is effective in many cases but for the best results, it is important to catch it early.

Male Pattern Baldness

In cases of Male Pattern Baldness, early treatment is essential to slow down and halt the progression of this condition

Female Pattern Baldness

The early diagnosis and treatment of female pattern baldness is imperative so as to slow down and halt the progress of this condition.

Stress Related Hair Loss

In cases where stress related hair loss has been diagnosed, it is important to get to the root cause of the problem. Once the cause of the problem has been established, it is then possible to prescribe lifestyle and dietary changes that may help rectify the problem. We can also give you natural hair loss products to stimulate blood flow to the scalp and encourage new hair growth.

Hair Loss caused by hormonal changes (after pregnancy, miscarriage, menopause etc)

If your hair loss condition is the result of hormonal changes, for example after pregnancy, miscarriage, termination or menopause, we can prescribe a course of treatment that will help to stimulate new hair growth.

What type of hair loss treatments are prescribed

At The London Centre of Trichology we use entirely natural and safe hair treatment products that have been proven to have no side effects. Our treatments are effective in boosting the blood circulation and oxygen supply to the scalp and stopping the chemical DHT from attaching itself to the hair follicle. The course of treatment that will work best for you differs depending on the cause of your hair loss condition and will also differ whether it is male or female hair loss.

What should a person suffering from hair loss do?

If you are suffering from hair loss and would like advice contact the London Centre of Trichology today. Telephone us on 01207 935 1935 or click through to our contact us page to arrange an appointment. We offer a free initial consultation to all clients during which time we will diagnose your hair loss condition and explain the treatments that are available to you.

Female Hairloss FAQ’s

What are the common causes of female hair loss?

The common causes of hair loss in women aside from Androgenetic Alopecia or Female Pattern Baldness are; stress related hair loss conditions and hair loss caused by hormonal changes such as those experienced during pregnancy, miscarriage or termination and at the menopause. Hair loss resulting from any one of these conditions occurs when a woman’s hair is forced, prematurely, into what’s known as “Telogen” and stays there for longer than it would do otherwise. This is when “Telogen Effluvium” occurs and hair is shed diffusely across the scalp and body.

Telogen is one part of a three phase growth cycle starting with “Anagen” which is the growth phase, moving into “Catagen” which is the intermediate phase and finally on to Telogen which is the resting and shedding phase.
This condition can occur at any stage in a woman’s life and is, in the vast majority of cases, temporary. It usually strikes after a woman has experienced some form of stress, manifesting sometimes up to 3 months after the event and rectifying itself some 3 to 6 months afterwards, restoring the woman to a full head of healthy looking hair once more. Some women however can go on to develop a more permanent problem which is exacerbated by the stress of the initial hair loss episode.
The most common form of hair loss in women and nothing to do with any of the above is known as Androgenetic Alopecia or Female Pattern Baldness. Sufferers of this type of hair loss will find that they are genetically predisposed to it, in other words either their mother or father will have the gene necessary to pass on the condition. This type of hair loss is caused by a chemical called Dihydrotestosterone, or (DHT). DHT is a chemical which is naturally produced in the bodies of both men and women. It is made from androgens which are then acted upon by a naturally produced enzyme called the 5-alpha reductase. If you have a lot of this 5-alpha reductase enzyme in your blood supply, it will cause the hair follicles to reduce in size over time, producing thinner and thinner hairs, until eventually they cannot produce hair any longer
Another cause of female hair loss hair is a condition called alopecia areata. This is an autoimmune disease that affects around two per cent of the female population. In alopecia areata, the hair follicles are attacked by the white corpuscles in the blood. These follicles then shrink and hair production is slowed down dramatically, this may result in no visible hair growth for months or even years.
Is female hair loss as common as male hair loss?
Androgenetic alopecia is the term given to both male pattern balding and female pattern balding. It affects roughly half of the male population and is the cause of the typical pattern of balding that affects men as they get older. It is also thought to affect the same proportion of women, once they reach the menopause. Post menopausal women are most at risk and of those over the age of 60 to 65, as many as three quarters will be affected to some degree or another.
How does female pattern baldness manifest itself?
Female pattern baldness follows a very different pattern to that seen in men. Instead of the typical receding hairline and bald spot, so common amongst males, women will experience a general thinning of their hair, all over the scalp.
Can female pattern baldness be treated?
The earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the more successful the treatment. In our treatments we use a hair root strengthener which is applied to the scalp topically. This stabilises the root and strengthens the hair follicle. This is followed by a root stimulator which is again applied topically. It attracts blood flow to the scalp and stimulates the root. It encourages the hair growth cycle and is very effective, especially in cases where hair is falling quickly. This is followed by a nutrient capsule which taken orally. It contains marine oils and is totally drug and alcohol free.
Does washing my hair contribute to excessive shedding?
No, you will find that when you wash your hair, as a matter of course, a number of hairs will be left in the bath or basin afterwards. This is quite normal as you shed about 100 hairs a day. It should not therefore, be surprising to find a few in your bath and on your hairbrush.
Does blow drying and heat styling cause hair loss / make my hair loss worse?
No, heat can damage hair though and care needs to be taken when using hot rollers or hair straighteners to avoid contact with the scalp. Burns to the scalp will often result in the killing of hair follicles and as a result, the hair won’t grow back.
Why is natural hair loss treatment recommended?
Women generally find the experience of hair loss to be traumatic in the extreme and the reason for this is that they pride themselves on the beauty and lustre of their hair, regarding it as an essential part of their make up. It is therefore, much harder for them to accept hair loss than it is for a man to accept it.
By combining our many years of research with a policy of only using entirely safe and natural products we have developed a range of treatments which are specifically tailored to suit each woman's individual needs. Treatments will stop further hair loss and in many cases, result in hair re-growth.
Does a poor diet or regular dieting cause hair loss?
Your diet could potentially cause hair loss if you don't watch what foods you eat. The typical western diet lacks many of the nutrients needed to sustain strong healthy hair, which is one of the main reasons hair loss is so typical an affliction in western society and so rare in many eastern regions. Diets should contain a diversity of vitamins and minerals found across vegetable and fish dishes as well as the occasional meat dish. Vary your diet for the best results and to ensure you are getting the vitamins and minerals that are needed to maintain strong, healthy looking hair.
How can LCT help?

The London Centre of Trichology can help with female hair loss. We offer a range of entirely natural hair loss treatments  that are tailored to suit each client’s individual needs. Treatments will stop further hair loss and follicular reduction and will, in some cases, result in hair re-growth.

Our natural hair loss prevention programme doesn't cause any nasty side effects like some other hair loss products and if you were to stop the programme at any time, your hair would not  instantly start to fall out as can be the case with other hair loss treatments.