Support & Guidance for medical hair loss & Scalp Health
Our commitment is to provide a compassionate and supportive service, in collaboration with the ‘My New Hair Charity,’ founded by Trevor Sorbie. Sarah is highly trained to offer assistance to individuals experiencing medical hair loss and scalp concerns.
We offer a range of solutions, including wigs, hairpieces, and professional wig styling and cutting services, tailored to meet your unique needs when affected by conditions like cancer and medical hair loss. The emotional impact of hair loss is significant, and our aim is to assist individuals in finding solutions that suit your preferences, whether it’s through head coverings or wigs. For those choosing wigs, the right cut and style can make a world of difference, not only in terms of appearance but also in enhancing self-esteem. We’re here to provide that transformation touch, ensuring that you feel confident in your choice.
Sarah’s qualifications include specialised training, particularly the ‘My New Hair’ program under Trevor Sorbie, and Trendco wigs.
Additionally, Sarah is currently in her final year, of a three-year degree in trichology, with the institute of trichology, with a vision to seamlessly integrate her expertise in hairdressing and trichology within the salon, ensuring comprehensive care.
What is a Trichologist?
A clinical trichologist is a healthcare professional who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of hair and scalp disorders. These professionals are trained to assess and address a wide range of hair and scalp conditions, both common and rare. Here are some key aspects of clinical trichologist.
Expert in hair and scalp health: Clinical trichologists are experts in the health and physiology of hair and the scalp. They have in-depth knowledge of the structure and function of hair follicles, hair growth cycles, and the various factors that can impact hair and scalp health.
Diagnosis: Trichologists are skilled at diagnosing a wide range of hair and scalp conditions, including but not limited to alopecia (hair loss), dandruff, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, folliculitis, and other dermatological issues affecting the hair and scalp.
Treatment: Clinical trichologists develop personalised treatment plans for individuals with hair and scalp disorders. These treatments may include topical solutions, medicated shampoos, lifestyle, and dietary recommendations, and, in some cases, referrals for medical or surgical interventions.
Education and support: Trichologists educate their patients about proper hair and scalp care practices, which can be crucial for maintaining healthy hair. They also provide support for individuals dealing with hair loss or scalp conditions, as these issues can have emotional and psychological impacts.
Monitoring and follow-up: Trichologists provide ongoing care and monitoring for their patients. This includes tracking progress, adjusting treatment plans as needed, and ensuring that patients are achieving the desired outcome.
Collaboration: Trichologists may collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as dermatologists, endocrinologists, and nutritionists, to address underlying medical conditions that can affect hair and scalp health.
Research and continued education: Many clinical trichologists stay up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the field of trichology. They may also pursue continuing education to expand their knowledge and skills.
Here are some conditions and situations that a Trichologist may address:
- Hair loss or breakage
- Sudden or persistent hair shedding
- Autoimmune or scarring hair loss disorders
- Specific skin conditions affecting the hair and scalp
- Hair shaft abnormalities leading to breakage or difficulty in hair management
- Skin or hair infections, including fungal or bacterial infections, which may necessitate referral to a general practitioner
- Excessive and unwanted hair growth, known as hirsutism and hypertrichosis
- Hair discoloration due to environmental factors
- General deterioration in the appearance and condition of the hair
- Counseling for individuals considering hair transplantation or other hair replacement procedures
- Hair loss linked to nutritional deficiencies, including iron deficiency
- Hair loss issues associated with significant events like injury, childbirth, illness, medication, and more
- Endocrine disorders, such as thyroid under-activity, elevated androgen levels, and polycystic ovarian syndrome
Trichologists adopt a holistic approach to treatment, considering a wide array of factors, including lifestyle, diet, and overall well-being in conjunction with the presented signs and symptoms. This comprehensive perspective ensures a thorough and tailored approach to addressing hair and scalp concerns.
Sarah is in the final year of her comprehensive three-year training program at The Institute of Trichologists, renowned as the largest provider of trichology education in Europe and an institution with a longstanding history in the field. This program, accredited by both the Institute of Trichologists and NCFE, equips her with the expertise required to practice as a clinical trichologist within our salon. Upon completion, she will also become a distinguished member of the Institute of Trichologists.
Sarah will conduct her clinical trichology services in a dedicated private consultation room at our salon, seamlessly complementing the wig services she currently provides. Her scalp problem and hair loss consultations, which are for an hour, currently commence at £45. For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah on email@example.com. 01344 761132
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