The ultimate goal is to stabilize and bring about restoration… It’s a common misconception that everyone’s hair is able to fully regrow after hair loss. The ability to restore one’s hair depends on the type of hair loss that has occurred and how long the condition persisted. Hair can only grow where there are follicles and in most cases hair loss is not a result of follicle damage and loss. Unfortunately, there are some types that are permanent. Permanent hair loss, also known as cicatrical alopecia, occurs when the dermis becomes inflamed and permanently damages the hair follicle. Once the follicle is destroyed it can no longer be restored and hair cannot grow there.
The best time to see a Trichologist is when there are unusual changes with the hair and scalp. This includes excessive hair loss that results in thinning and balding, scalp irritation, and excessive breakage. These are symptoms of a larger issue and are most effective to treatment when the ailment is caught early on. A Trichologist will be able to pinpoint the source of the issue and bring balance from the root.
In order for a Trichologist to determine the hair loss occurring they need to do an in-depth analysis (lifestyle, health, etc). One of the first things to be done is a scalp examination to look for scalp conditions that may be contributing to the hair loss. Additionally, the Trichologist may request that the client reach out to their primary care provider and have blood tests done. The Trichologist will then examine the results and look for any indication of a persisting condition (Trichologists are NOT able to diagnose health conditions). Finally, a protocol will be created possibly recommending lifestyle and hair care changes to both to balance the body and restore the hair.
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