What can you expect during a consultation with a Trichologist?
Before your scheduled assessment it is important that the Trichologist see your scalp in its ‘natural state’. Meaning we ask you do not wash your hair for a minimum of 24 to 48 hours. In this way the Trichologist can get accurate readings and diagnose the problem properly.
YOUR JOURNEY TO A HEALTHIER SCALP AND STRONGER HAIR
STEP ONE: confidential consultation
The first step is to evaluate your hair loss or scalp ailment. You will meet with our Trichologist who will evaluate your scalp or hair loss condition and begin to develop your program. Our Trichologist will determine the cause of your condition by doing a thorough visual, micro camera, and sometimes microscopic examination. In many instances you will be referred to your family physician to perform a complete physiological evaluation, including blood work, to help further pinpoint the cause. A Trichological analysis of your blood work is often an important step in this discovery process. For some clients a mineral hair analysis may be recommended as well. In most cases for hair loss our Trichologist will create a customized program that includes TOPICAL TREATMENTS, VITAMIN THERAPY, and LASER THERAPY. With scalp ailments treatments are complex and often a combination of topicals and nutritional recommendations.
STEP TWO: Starting your Treatments
When starting any Scalp Therapy Treatments, because we are cleaning the scalp from build up of scales, polymers, co-polymers, silicone, and oils, there may be an increase in hair shedding during this onset of treatments. This is a positive sign, as we are removing any impurities on the scalp and helping to ‘push out’ telogen hair that must come out in order for the new healthy hair to grow. If you are noticing an increase in hair fall out during the early phases of your hair loss treatment, this is one of the most positive indicators that the treatment is working for you and that new healthy hair will take its place. For scalp ailments additional scaling is also possible in the first few months as we are ‘lifting’ excess residue.
STEP THREE: Follow up and Maintenance
Depending on the type of hair loss, treatment can be temporary or ongoing. Even though hair is one of the fastest growing tissues on the body, patience is key. Clients with various scalp ailments may find resolution as quickly as one month. Although given that many ailments are chronic, treatment is often undergone in cycles and can be ongoing.
The First Two Months: As early as the first two months of treatment, our clients have reported that their hair feels more lively, is more manageable and that their scalp feels healthier. You may begin to notice more shine and fullness and a slight increase in shedding. This slight increase in shedding is only temporary and should not be cause for alarm. The Lotion used targets the hair at the follicle by nourishing and stimulating new hair growth. The new healthy hair will push out the “resting” hairs. The new hair will be stronger, healthier and thicker.
Month 4-6: Many of our clients will start seeing noticeable hair growth at the 6 months period as long as there are no underlying medical conditions. It may start with small “peach fuzz” like hair sprouting from the scalp, and may also include a general thickening of the hair you have. Additionally, improved manageability and increased shine.
Month 10-12: During this period most clients will experience full benefits of the treatment. These benefits may include: new hair growth, a stop to their hair loss, as well as healthier, thicker and more manageable hair.
It is important to remember that your scalp therapy treatments are only a part of our holistic approach to hair and scalp health. For scalp ailments like psoriasis or oily dandruff your program will include home care, in clinic treatments and monthly follow ups. With hair loss prevention home care, in clinic treatments and follow up are often not enough. In order to see what your hair is ‘truly’ capable of, we recommend adding additional steps to your protocol including LASER THERAPY, VITAMIN THERAPY, HAIR LOSS HAVOGEN 5 PATCH, TRICHO-GEL.
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To schedule an assessment with a Trichologist call 905-821-1092