Consulting and Clinical Trichologist

Consulting and Clinical Trichologist from Julie Beale Wigs and Trichologist

By: Julie Beale Wigs and Trichologist  26/10/2012
Keywords: hair care, Alopecia, Thinning hair

Julie Beale AIT  is a qualified member of The Institute of Trichologists, and thereby bound by the Institute’s Code of Professional Practice and Ethics. Practising trichologists are finding that more people are looking to them for help with hair and scalp problems; but increasingly, patients are also looking for appropriate and meaningful professional qualifications and proper ethical standards. These are among the main objectives of The Institute of Trichologists.   

What is Trichology?  

Trichology is the science of the structure, function and diseases of the human hair. Clinical trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human hair and scalp.   Whatever the cause of hair loss or scalp disorders, it can be an extremely emotional, isolating and distressing experience.
Julie can offer private one to one emotional support, help and advice of all options available and a treatment plan if required. Successful treatment can only follow a correct diagnosis. Sometimes this involves liaising with GPs and dermatologists regarding further tests.  
It is sometimes said that ‘hair is the barometer of health’, and hair can certainly be a reflection of an individual’s lifestyle, indicating the stresses, tensions and variations in the body’s systems. But you may consider that a scalp or hair condition is something that you would not wish to trouble your doctor with. That is where the trichologist comes in: as a hair and scalp specialist, the trichologist will understand your concerns and will usually be able to help. And unlike medical doctors, trichologists receive training in all aspects of hair science, hair care and hair processing. The trichology practitioner will ensure that each patient will, where necessary, be given as much as an hour of the trichologist’s time in the initial consultation and diagnosis, enabling a thorough examination of the hair and scalp to be made and a complete history to be taken. (What family doctor in a busy GP practice could give that sort of time to any patient?) The trichologist will take a holistic viewpoint, giving consideration to various aspects of lifestyle and diet, and care and management of the hair (including sensitivities and allergies suffered) before a suitable regime for the scalp and hair is recommended. 

 Reasons to consult a trichologist  

Hair loss may be genetically inherited, or it may be caused by a variety of other factors including protein or other dietary deficiency, hormonal imbalance, and stress.  Probably the most common type of hair loss is genetic – male and female pattern baldness. However, there are many other types of hair loss which can and do respond to treatment and advice. There are also some types of hair loss which have a natural or spontaneous recovery. 

Scalp problems can range from mild dandruff to a more inflammatory condition like seborrhoeic eczema or psoriasis. Hereditary factors, stress, poor diet, and even allergies to certain foods can be responsible for the build up and shedding of dead skin cells. Clinical trichology treatment regimes can be provided which, if followed regularly can assist a relatively rapid recovery or manageable level once the problem is addressed.

 Hair texture problems usually respond well to advice and treatment. It is important to discover the cause and reduce or eliminate it altogether.  

Specialist ointments, shampoos and lotions are used in the clinic when carrying out treatments for hair loss and scalp disorders and can be purchased once a consultation has been carried out.
  Wigs and hairpieces are useful as a temporary or more permanent way of disguising hair thinning/loss. Julie is a specialist in this field and can give one to one advice from ordering the right style in the right colour to fitting and personalising it to the individual all in one place.

Masking solutions can be a great temporary cosmetic solution to patchy hair loss and thinning hair making it appear thicker and normal. 

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