Everybody will experience some degree of trouble with his or her hair or scalp at some time; we include some names of a few of the common disorders below.
However, in order to treat your hair and scalp effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced trichologists. Close examination of the hair and scalp and a thorough check of your medical history will allow us to diagnose your problem correctly and recommend the correct treatment.
Complaints of the hair and scalp are very common and we would always recommend that you treat any problem as soon as it appears as a minor problem can develop into a more serious condition if left untreated. Early diagnosis will give us the best possible opportunity to help you by providing you with the most effective and up-to-date trichological medication.
Complaints of the hair and scalp are very common and we would always recommend that you treat any problem as soon as it appears.
Hair Loss & Thinning
Androgenetic thinning (FPB) Female pattern balding Androgenetic thinning (MPB) Male pattern balding
Alopecia areata Alopecia universalis Alopecia totalis
Traction alopecia Friction alopecia Weathering (trichorrhexis nodosa)
Late onset thinning (age related) Diffuse thinning Telogen effluvium Pseudopelade Anaemia Hormone imbalance Thyroid Polycystic ovarian syndrome Fibroids
Seborrhoeic dermatitis Seborrhoeic eczema Pityrisias simplex (dandruff) Pityriasis amiantecea Psoriasis Acne necrotici milaris
Folliculitis Folliculitis decalvans Mycotic Infection
Pruritis Seborrhoea Seborrhoeic cyst
Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss, and it has many different causes. Normal human hairs can be classified according to their phases of growth. Anagen is the growing stage of hair, while telogen is the sleeping stage of hair. About 80 percent of the hairs in the human scalp are growing hairs and about 20 percent of them are sleeping hairs. It has been estimated that the scalp normally contains about 100,000 hairs. Therefore, the average number of hairs that can be lost in a day is about
100. Contrary to popular belief, neither shaving nor hormonal changes, such as menstruation, has any effect upon hair growth. Hair loss can be broken down into several different types, including alopecia areata (temporary hair loss in a coin-shaped patch), telogen effluvium (temporary hair loss secondary to a stressor on the system), and androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern hair loss). For the purposes of our discussion, we will focus on male-pattern hair loss. It generally shows itself in the 20s or early 30s by gradual loss of hair, chiefly on the top of the head and in the angles at the frontal hairline. There are several different patterns to this hair loss, but male-pattern hair loss is the most frequently encountered type. The exact mechanisms are still unknown. We have no doubt, however Science Articles, that inherited factors and the effect of androgens (male hormones) on the hair are most responsible.