TrichoCentre can help

Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia in men)

Male pattern hair loss can begin one of two ways; it either starts with a recession to the temples, or a diffuse thinning to the crown that in some cases can be followed by a gradual thinning, followed by a complete denuding of the top.

Male pattern hair loss is usually related to age, with 20% of men experiencing some hair loss by age twenty, 30% experiencing hair loss by thirty and so on…

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist uses a system called the ‘Hamilton-Norwood Scale’ to assess the extent of hair loss. This system helps to monitor the state of loss, which allows a suitable Custom Treatment Programme to be offered. Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can then monitor this programme to assess how effective the treatment is for you.

Female Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia in women)

Female pattern hair loss will begin by presenting a diffuse thinning to the front and crown area of the scalp. Partings will appear wider and the scalp will seem more noticeable from the front and top of the head. Usually a band of dense hair is retained along the front of the hairline.

This is a condition which affects over 30% of women and has been categorized into three grades following the Ludwig scale. The Ludwig system helps identify the type and extent of hair loss in women, allowing Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist to offer a suitable Custom Treatment Programme. This can then be monitored to assess how effective the treatment is for you.

 

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist is ready and waiting to provide all the answers you need to make the right choices for your own treatment. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

“TrichoCentre will always tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear always with kindness and compassion”

(Benedetto Cusumano A.I.T Consultant Trichologist)

Male & Female Pattern Baldness

Male & Female Pattern Baldness

 Acute Telogen Effluvium (ATE)

Acute telogen effluvium is a condition which causes sudden excess hair shedding throughout the scalp. You will probably notice a large amount of hair in your brush or comb and particularly when your hair has been washed. When our Qualified Consultant Trichologist examines the scalp, many hairs will also likely come away and there will be many short re-growing tapered hairs of a similar length throughout the scalp. The length of your hair depends on the duration of this condition.

Chronic Telogen Effluvium (CTE)

If excess hair shedding lasts longer than nine months it is called Chronic Telogen Effluvium. It often starts with sudden shedding due to trauma, but there can sometimes be a gradual onset, which seems to have no specific cause. Hair will shed relentlessly and can fluctuate in the amount of loss.

Hair will lose its thickness, particularly to the longer lengths and there will be thinning to partings. Hair re-growth can still be present with this condition, but at differing lengths and because the overall growing length is shortened it will seem like your hair is not growing.

Loose-Anagen Syndrome

When growing hair is loose, or is easily pulled out of the hair follicle it is classed as Loose Anagen Syndrome (or Loose Hair Syndrome). It’s most often first diagnosed in young children and typically seen more in girls than in boys. If your child’s hair never seems to grow, if they rarely need a hair cut, or if the scalp hair is thin then this could possibly be the answer. It can sometimes improve with age, however the development in older individuals can mean that the hair loss will be more persistent.

 

TrichoCentre understands thinning hair can be devastating causing low self-esteem or even depression in some cases, but our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can advise on a range of treatments and medications proven to speed your recovery. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

“If you have noticed more hair on your pillow or hairbrush, it is important to take notice of this. If you think your hair is thinning, then you should act quickly – the sooner you seek professional advice the greater your chances are of holding on to what you’ve got left”

(Benedetto Cusumano A.I.T Consultant Trichologist)

Excess Hair Shedding

Excess Hair Shedding

Fine Hair Issues

Unknown to some, fine hair is not actually relative to the number of hairs on your scalp, but is actually the thickness or diameter of each individual strand of hair. Fine hair will become oily and limp quite quickly and will feel thin, lacking in body and bounce. If hair loss occurs the scalp will show itself much quicker compared to a person with coarser hair.

Fine Hair is quite typically seen in caucasians with either straight or wavy hair and can be prone to traumatic hair loss and even breakage.

 

TrichoCentre understands fine hair can be devastating causing low self-esteem or even depression in some cases. Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist is available to offer advice on the full range of medical and cosmetic options available to you in your particular situation. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

“Hair loss has the ability to inflict so much misery, TrichoCentre really can help”

(Benedetto Cusumano A.I.T Consultant Trichologist)

Fine Hair Issues

Fine Hair Issues

Alopecia Areata (AA)

Alopecia Areata is often the most drastic type of hair loss condition as it will present itself in a number of completely bald circular patches which can sometimes then go on to merge with other patches. The hair follicles are still visible and the earliest patch will begin to re-grow very fine hair, often with white hairs presenting from the centre of the patch.

If hair loss covers the entire scalp, it is classed as Alopcia Totalis and if the whole body is affected it is known as Alopecia Universalis. If your hair hair loss to the nape and/or front and sides of the scalp this would class this as Ophiasic Areata and is a marginal presentation of Alopecia Areata.

Trichtillomania (compulsive hair pulling)

Trichotillomania is a form of self-inflicted physical loss or damage of scalp hair through repeated pulling or twisting and is a variant of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Hair loss due to this cause cannot be treated effectively until the psychological or emotional reasons for the condition are effectively addressed.

 

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist is here to help treat and manage whatever condition you may have. Each case is different and every angle will be taken into consideration when discussing your treatment steps. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Non Scarring Patchy Hair Loss

Non Scarring Patchy Hair Loss

It is advised you seek advice from our Qualified Consultant Trichologist who can assess exactly what is causing your type of hair loss.

Scarring Hair Loss (cicatricial alopecia)

This condition can be caused by an autoimmune disease which affects the hair follicles, or by some process external to them. The follicles may be absent as a result of trauma (such as a chemical burn), or they may have been destroyed by a specific infection.

This hair loss means that because the hair follicles have been destroyed the hair can no longer grow and scar tissue will replace these areas. Although it is referred to as a   ‘scarring’ condition, the scars are actually below the surface of the skin meaning it’s not visible.

Below are the names of common autoimmune diseases which cause this type of hair loss:

Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Folliculitis decalvans, Lichen planus (Lichen planpilaris), Frontal fibrosing alopecia, Morphea (circumscribed sceroderma) and Pseudopelade of Brocq are just a few of the common autoimmune diseases which can cause this type of hair loss.

These diseases can come on gradually without any obvious symptoms which means the condition can go on unnoticed. Only when excessive shedding appears will it become obvious to you.

 

Trichology is a para-medical field. Please see the T&Cs. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Scarring Patchy Hair Loss

Scarring Patchy Hair Loss

Your eyelashes and eyebrows make important contributions to the symmetry and presentation to others. If you suffer from issues with these facial hair components it could be an after effect from physical trauma, or simply from over-plucking.

Bimatoprost (Latisse) FDA approved for Eyelash Growth

A medication originally developed to treat glaucoma was found to have a side effect which caused eyelash growth and darkening. This topical medication is to be applied once a day to the base of the upper lashes and takes approximately 12 to 16 weeks before you start to notice a difference. According to studies, it works in over 75% found to be using it. Bottom lashes will receive the treatment through blinking.

Bimatoprost (Latisse) for Eyebrow Growth (“off-label” use)

For patient’s who desire thicker brows bimatoprost also has the potential of making eyebrows fuller.

Microsurgery

If you want to restore the natural appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes in just one session, microsurgery could be the answer. It can also be performed on eyelashes for permanent aesthetic enhancement, for greater thickness and length.

 

Please note: The use of medication for unapproved indications are for your information only. Please see the ‘Medication’ section in the T&Cs. 

 

If you are looking for longer, thicker and darker eyelashes or a fuller eyebrow, our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will be happy to provide further information. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Eyelash & Eyebrow Issues

Eyelash & Eyebrow Issues

Excess Facial Hair (female)

It is not unusual for women to complain of excess hair growth on their face, which is typically caused when the body is producing too many androgens (a male hormone).

 

If you have noticed excess facial hair growth, get in touch with TrichoCentre today. Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist knows that each case is different and will take every angle into consideration when discussing your treatment steps. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

 

 

Excess Facial Hair (female)

Excess Facial Hair (female)

The ‘beard’ is extremely on trend right now, but did you know that almost 50% of men find it difficult to grow a full and healthy beard without any patchy areas. Although hair trends change, the wish for many men to develop a beard or sideburns will always exist.

Beard Transplant Surgery (Beard Restoration)

Before considering any type of transplant surgery, it is recommended to have a consultation with our Qualified Consultant Trichologist first to rule out any underlying issues which causes your beard growth issues.

Once checked over, a solution to alleviate bald patches to the beard could be beard transplant surgery, which will create a full healthy beard (or even a well-shaped goatee).

Beard Alopecia (Alopecia Barber)

Alopecia Barbae is basically Alopecia Areata that is just located to the beard area. This can be a single bald patch or more extensive hair loss across the whole beard area.

Folliculitis Barbae

This condition is commonly caused from a bacterial origin, meaning there is an inflammation to the hair follicles. It’s a progressive condition starting with one pustule (a small pimple or blister) and turns into many as other follicles are infected. These pustules can become tiny scars which could also form into hard elevated scars known as keloids.

 

If you are looking for a fuller beard our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will be happy to provide you with all the correct information. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Beard Issues

Beard Issues

Diffuse Red Scalp Disease/Syndrome

This condition can present inflammation, broken capillaries and follicular papules which can form a rash together on the scalp. You will probably feel an itching or burning sensation which can become more aggravated in the sun. The majority of patients seen with this issue are middle-aged ladies. This is a fairly new condition, to which some Qualified Consultant Trichologists dismiss as a scalp problem.

Seborrhoeic Eczema

If you are noticing mild itchy scaling, inflammation, excessive scaling, and/or crusting over on a red and moist scalp you could be seeing signs of Seborrhoeic Eczema. This is a chronic relapsing inflammatory scalp condition which occurs in areas with more sebaceous glands. The whole of the scalp can be affected, in particular the hairline and behind the ears.

Irritant Dermatitis (Contact Dermatitis)

Irritant dermatitis is caused by a strong concentrated substance when applied for the first time, creating skin damage. The substance is the primary irritant causing an inflammatory reaction, but this may not necessarily mean it’s an allergic reaction. Primary irritants could include shampoos, conditioners, setting lotions, perm lotions, hair dye or relaxers. Plant extracts and metals found in some hair products can also create similar problems.

Psoriasis

This condition often begins on the scalp or elbows with circular areas of redder skin or noticeably darker skin when compared to your normal skin tone. The areas are covered with dry, white, silvery scaled which can sometimes become thick. Although not easily removed, if you they, coarse lined skin with bleeding points can be seen underneath.

Finger and Toe nails can also be affected. Stiff and painful joints can also accompany this uncomfortable condition.

Pityriasis Amiantacea

If you are affected by psoriasis or seborrhoeic eczema you could also experience Pityriasis amiantacea which is a scalp condition that causes scaling on the scalp. This scaling occurs in patches which build up, cling together and can result in hard patches with matted hair at the root.

Folliculitis

This is a condition which mostly affects the neck area and then extends upwards to the top of the scalp. It’s a condition where there is inflammation and infection of the actual hair follicle. Scarring can exist here and the condition can also be quite itchy.

Acne Necrotica Miliaris

Acne necrotica miliaris will situate itself at the opening of hair follicles, become very itchy and will present a few small yellow pustules. These pustules have a cone-shaped crust over a moist base and are about the size of a pinhead. Once healed, they can form tiny scars and mainly occur with male pattern loss.

Ringworm

Ringworm is caused by a superficial fungal infection of the scalp. It is a non-scarring, patchy hair loss showing brittle hairs and broken stumps of hair with grey coloured scale and inflammation. The patch or patches are circular and show dry, dull broken hairs very unlike the surrounding uninfected hairs. The hairs tend to lie at different angles to one another.

 

TrichoCentre is proud to be one of few available to provide treatment agendas for scalp problems. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Scalp Problems

Scalp Problems

Hair Shaft Disorders

To accurately diagnose hair shaft disorders, it is best to take hair samples and evaluate them under microscopy to reveal the distinct pattern of injury. These disorders can indicate underlying pathology and are due to the hair shaft being improperly formed by the hair follicles. Sometimes the disorders are caused by poor or inappropriate hair care but can also be linked to genetic defects.

Below are the names of common hair shaft disorders:

Exclamation Hair, Hair casts, Trichorrhexis nodosa, Trichoptilosis, Trichoclasis, Bubble hair, Trichonodosis, Monilethrix, Pseudo-monilethrix, Pili tori, Menkes’ kinky hair syndrome, Trichorrhexis invaginata (Bamboo hair in Nethertons syndrome), Pili annulati (Ringed hair), Intermittent medulla, Hair shaft constriction, Acquired Progressive Kinking of the scalp hair (APKH) are just a few of the common hair shaft disorders.

 

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist is ready and waiting to provide all the answers you need to make the right choices for your particular situationTo schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Hair Shaft Disorders

Hair Shaft Disorders

(below) Trichorrhexis nodosa

Image c/o www.en.wikipedia.org

Afro-Textured Hair Problems

Afro-Caribbean hair grows just like any other, but because of it’s structure it’s more delicate than other hair types meaning its more prone to breakage and hair loss.

This breakage and hair loss can usually be because of hairstyle habits. Braids, cornrows, weaves, hair extensions and tight ponytails can all cause hair loss and can actually stop your hair growing back if done repeatedly over a few years. Hair follicles can also become damaged from excessive use of relaxers and hair colourants, meaning hair loss could be permanent.

 

This type of hair loss can be treated. For more information on the medical and cosmetic options available to you, schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre by simply clicking here today. 

Afro-textured Hair Problems

Afro-textured Hair Problems

Hair Extension Problems

Hair extensions can really give ladies with fine hair a moral boost as it’ll give a whole new look and feel to you and your hair. However, hair extensions can be dangerous territory and sometimes leave you with less hair than what you actually started with!

The most common issue with hair extensions is hair loss and breakage which is caused by constant pulling and the weight of the extensions on your natural hair. It becomes a vicious circle; when fine hair is lost, you will want to add more extensions to compensate, but the hair loss and damage will increasingly become worse and in some cases can cause the hair to stop growing back.

 

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist likes to educate patients about the various medical and cosmetic options that are available. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

 

Hair Extension Problems

Hair Extension Problems

Traumatic Hair Loss or Breakage (Traumatic Alopecia)

Traumatic alopecia frequently appears on the margins of the scalp and sometimes shows irregular patchy hair loss to the crown area. There will be breakage to these areas and also short re-growing hairs. This condition is caused by excessive chemical, thermal or physical trauma as well as scratching the scalp.

 

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist likes to educate patients about the various medical and cosmetic options that are available. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Traumatic Hair Loss or Breakage

Traumatic Hair Loss or Breakage

Anagen Effluvium (Cancer Treatment Hair Loss)

Anagen is the term used to describe one of three phrases (the growing phase) in the hair growth cycle. When you have a condition known as ‘anagen effluvium’, it’s basically the pathologic loss of that anagen/growth phase.

This condition is usually caused by radiation therapy and systemic chemotherapy which is why it’s usually referred to as Cancer Treatment Hair Loss. It can cause patchy hair loss which can then turn into total hair loss.

If you have longer hair, our Qualified Consultant Trichologist would usually suggest trying a shorter style as the condition is less visible and feel it is emotionally easier to deal with.

 

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist is available to offer advice on the full range of cosmetic options available to you in your particular situation. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Hair Loss with Cancer

Hair Loss with Cancer

Cosmetic Masking Products

TrichoCentre would advise you seek advice from our Qualified Consultant Trichologist who can assess exactly what is causing your hair loss before looking further into Cosmetic Masking Products. However there are a few options to consider.

One is Dry Fibre, which are dry short fibres available in different colours to match your hair. Another is a Scalp Creme, which is actually very similar to facial foundation creme. Its applied with a sponge applicator and colours both your hair and scalp. Finally you can look into a Spray On, which is similar to that of the creme, but is just sprayed on instead.

 

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can offer advice on the full range of cosmetic options which will be discussed with you as part of your consultation. You’ll just need to schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre by simply clicking here today.

Cosmetic Masking Products

Cosmetic Masking Products

Non-Surgical Hair Replacement

TrichoCentre is up to date with the most recent non-surgical hair replacement methods with results so natural they are practically unrecognisable.

These systems fit perfectly ensuring full stability without damage to your own hair and scalp. If you are suffering from hair loss this could be a perfect solution for you regardless of age and gender. The non-surgical hair replacement system is based upon your own financial status as well as your expectations of the treatment.

Here are just some of the systems available with TrichoCentre, however this is not an inexhaustible list.

  • Hair Integrations – our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will only recommend the most natural looking integrations, which are suitable for hair loss or thinning to the top of the head.
  • Hair Pieces – our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will identify a design that will work best to suit your own individual needs, meaning no damage to your own hair or scalp in the process.
  • Ready to Wear Systems – our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will only recommend the most innovative, comfortable and natural looking systems available here.
  • Custom Made Systems – the systems hair and base is matched exactly to your requirements, giving you complete freedom in your available choices.

 

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will be able to offer advice to help determine the perfect system for your particular situation. TrichoCentre is currently unavailable to offer the ‘fit and supply’ service. To schedule an appointment for advice with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Non Surgical Hair Replacement

Non Surgical Hair Replacement

(below) South African cricketer Jacques Kallis who has admitted to using a hair system:
 
Image c/o www.rightoffthebatbook.com

Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP)

Before TrichoCentre can offer Scalp Micro-Pigmentation, our Qualified Consultant Trichologist must assess the hair within an initial Consultation and Examination. This will helps determine exactly what is causing the hair loss and whether SMP will be an appropriate and suitable treatment for you.

This treatment is a non-surgical procedure whereby medical grade pigments are applied to the scalp; replicating the natural appearance of the hair follicle.

SMP is suitable for both male and female patients and has immediate results portraying the illusion of thicker hair, which can take away focus from the scalp or any bare patches you would have. This treatment has also been successfully used to build upon receding hair lines and can be used all over the scalp to create the look of a realistic fully shaven head. The treatment has also been known to be used to disguise scars.

Due to the session taking less than an hour to perform, there is no reason why you cannot resume all normal activities immediately afterwards. The results are natural and can be applied even if you have no hair at all. This treatment can be used in the beard and eyebrow area to achieve fuller and a more defined look.

 

TrichoCentre is here to help whatever condition you may have. At your consultation, following a close examination, our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will discuss all your available options. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today. 

“In the right hands, SMP results can be truly amazing. TrichoCentre makes sure that patient results are the best and most undetectable”

(Benedetto Cusumano A.I.T Consultant Trichologist)

Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP)

Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP)

Hair Transplantation

Surgical treatment is not always successful if there are underlying physical or medical causes for hair loss; so these need to be addressed first. This is why TrichoCentre recommends an initial Consultation whereby our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can determine what is causing your hair loss.

If hair transplantation is the method our Qualified Consultant Trichologist feels is most beneficial, the variety of different techniques available to you will be discussed; TrichoCentre only works with the most reputable surgeons in the UK so that quality and high standards can be assured.

There are many things to consider when deciding on which Hair Transplant technique to go ahead with, and TrichoCentre can guide you in this decision making process. After your procedure our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will offer a suitable Custom Aftercare Treatment Programme. This programme can then be monitored to assess how effective the treatments have been for you.

TrichoCentre’s multi-therapy approach is one our Qualified Consultant Trichologist feels the most useful as it combines hair loss treatments, nutritional supplementation, medication and hair transplantation.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or Strip FUT is a method that removes a strip of hair from an area of dense hair growth, generally from the back of the head and then implanting them to the thinning and balding areas. This method was the first to arrive on the scene and is still used greatly thanks to it’s higher surviving rate for hair follicles.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

This method involves removing hair follicles one by one from an area with high growth and then implants them into the thinner or balding areas. The method uses an FUE punch (Follicular Unit Extraction) and is commonly known as the ‘No Linear Scar Technique’.

Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction (ARTAS Robotic FUE )

The ARTAS robot can assist our close working partners in the removal of hair follicles and also assist in the making of circular incisions in the thinning and balding areas. The system uses three-dimensional visualisation technology to digitally map the patient’s scalp, analysing the position of each natural grouping of hairs.

Artificial Hair Transplantation (currently not recommend by TrichoCentre)

The use of synthetic hair implants is currently banned in the United States. Synthetic hair made of newer polymer fibres is gaining popularity in the UK. Though our Qualified Consultant Trichologist doesn’t currently recommend this method TrichoCentre still feels it is important for you to be aware of other methods being used.

 

Trichology is a para-medical field. Please see the T&Cs. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

“There’s a dark side of today’s hair transplantation industry which TrichoCentre makes sure you don’t fall victim to”

(Benedetto Cusumano A.I.T Consultant Trichologist)

Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplantation

Hair Loss Medications

TrichoCentre strongly advises before looking at any hair loss medications to book in and have an initial consultation. This is so our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can assess what is causing your hair loss and offer the most beneficial medication for you.

The below list does not include all hair loss medications, and may not be the appropriate clinical prescription for your type of hair loss. However it is felt that it is important to outline a few key medications for your knowledge and benefit.

Topical Medication

Minoxidil 2% or 5% (solution or foam) FDA Approved

This medication was originally developed to treat high blood pressure, however a side effect showed hair growth. It’s one of the most commonly used hair loss medications on the market, mainly because after plenty of clinical trials it has shown to halt or even reverse hair loss in some patients. It is licensed to treat male and female pattern baldness, but can also treat other hair loss conditions.

The most beneficial way to use this medication is via a Custom Treatment Programme which would be planned and supervised by our Qualified Consultant Trichologist.  A year of treatment is recommend before you would notice any suitable response.

Topical Anti-Androgens with Minoxidil 2% or 5% (“off-label” use)

This medication is a pharmacy-compounded solution which does contain the FDA approved medication Minoxidil (which stimulates hair growth). Other ingredients include Cyproperone Acetate (anti-androgen) and/or Medroxy Progesterone Acetate (anti-androgen properties) with/or without Estradiol Valerate (anti-androgen properties) with/or without Methyl Nicotinate (vaso-dilator).

It is important to note that these formulations have not yet been FDA approved, however the drugs themselves are not new it’s only the method of application and delivery which is different to other systems.

The medication penetrates the hair follicle and prevents the destruction of the hair follicles which is what makes it so successful.

Topical Anti-Androgen therapy is most effectively used within a Custom Treatment Programme which is planned and supervised by our Qualified Consultant Trichologist. Again a year of treatment is recommended before noting any changes.

Topical Finasteride with Minoxidil “2% or 5% (“off-label” use)

Pharmacy-compounded solution that contains the FDA-approved hair growth medications Minoxidil, and Finasteride.

Topical finasteride (used to treat pattern hair loss) has been investigated as potential variation in drug delivery. Swiss group, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Vol. 52 – No. 10/2014 (842-849)  published their initial results in 2014 which showed strong and successful results.

This topical preparation is not intended to replace oral finasteride, but is available should you not wish to take the medication orally but still want to effectively prevent further hair loss.

Ketoconazole 2% shampoo (“off-label” use)

Ketoconazole is an anti-fungal shampoo that is used ‘off label’ to treat androgenic alopecia. It works by killing off the fungi that causes seborrhoeic eczema and dandruff. It’s useful in reducing hair loss when used two or three times a week alongside other medications and treatments.

Oral Medication

Finasteride (Propecia or Proscar) FDA Approved.

Finasteride (available as either Propecia or Proscar) is a medication that blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a key factor in the development of androgenetic alopecia. It is a type II 5α-reductase enzyme inhibiter.

Finasteride should not be taken or handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant because of the drug’s potential for causing abnormal development to the foetus.

Dutasteride (Avodart) (“off-label” use)

Dutasteride is a medication in the same class as finasteride but inhibits both type I and type II 5-alpha reductase enzymes. Dutasteride is approved for the treatment of male-pattern hair loss in Japan and Korea. However, it is commonly used off-label to treat androgenetic alopecia especially in the U.S.

Dutasteride should not be taken or handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant because of the drug’s potential for causing abnormal development of a foetus.

Spironolactone (Aldactone) (“off-label” use)

Spironolactone (Aldactone) is a medication that is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. It works as a diuretic causing increased amounts of sodium and water to be excreted from the body, while potassium is retained. However this medication has anti-androgenic affects and has been used in the treatment of hair loss in women.

Since it is an anti-androgen (inhibits testosterone), it causes sexual dysfunction and breast enlargement in men. Because of these side effects, it is not used as a treatment for male pattern hair loss.

Oral Contraceptives (“off-label” use)

Oral contraceptives can cause hair loss in women through drug induced shedding and by facilitating female pattern baldness. If you are prone to genetic hair loss, then oral contraceptive medications that are higher in progesterone can potentially increase that loss by adding a source of exogenous (outside) androgens.

Some newer oral contraceptives have lower androgenetic effects and are useful in patients concerned about hair loss.

If you have noticed a change in the thickness of your hair, increased hair shedding, or facial hair growth since starting an oral contraceptive, please consult with your healthcare professional and our Qualified Consultant Trichologist.

 

Please note: The use of medication for unapproved indications are for your information only. Please see the ‘Medication’ section in the T&Cs. 

 

TrichoCentre knows that each case is different, which is why our Qualified Consultant Trichologist is here to help you in your particular situation. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Hair Loss Medications

Hair Loss Medications

Hair Loss Treatments

TrichoCentre strongly advises before looking at any hair loss medications to book in and have an initial consultation. This is so our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can assess what is causing your hair loss and offer the most beneficial treatment for you.

The treatment list below will not be successful if there are underlying physical or medical causes for hair loss, these must be ascertained first. The treatments listed below are best and most effective when used in a Custom Treatment Program, planned and supervised by a our Qualified Consultant Trichologist.

High-Frequency

High-frequency is a treatment which is sophisticated, non-chemical, painless and has absolutely no side effects tied with it. The primary action of this treatment is to send a thermal current to produce heat in the scalp. This will increase blood flow, supply of oxygen, nutritive materials, antibodies and white blood cells to the scalp and hair bulb, which stimulates the removal of waste productions and resolves inflammation. You may feel effects of either stimulation or soothing to the scalp depending on the method of application. This treatment will also help with the scalps natural exfoliation process.

It’s important to advise you that high-frequency can lead to disappointing results without a pre-treatment diagnosis, measurements and follow-up appointments. It is best and most effectively used in a Custom Treatment Program planned and supervised by our Qualified Consultant Trichologist.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) FDA cleared

This treatment is a non-chemical, painless and completely side-effect free treatment. The energy level is far below that of laser beams that cut or burn tissue, making it safe for use at any stage in the treatment of hair loss.

Low Level Laser Therapy works by emitting a gentle light onto the scalp which is absorbed by cells and stimulates cell metabolism and protein synthesis. This stimulates the follicles on the scalp and in time, the process will lead to promoting thicker hair shafts and giving you a fuller look. It has also been shown to re-activate dormant hair follicles back into a healthy growth cycle.

LLLT can lead to disappointing results without a pre-treatment diagnosis, measurements and follow-up appointments. It is best and most effectively used in a Custom Treatment Program planned and supervised by a Qualified Consultant Trichologist.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Like Low Level Laser Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment which also stimulates re-growth of your hair and ensures a long life. Similarly it also re-activates dormant hair follicles and stimulates new hair growth.

This treatment is used by injecting activated plasma into the scalp, it’s from your own blood so it poses no allergy, hypersensitivity or foreign body reaction threat.

A small amount of blood is taken from you initially and the entire process will only take around an hour; carried out under local anasthetic. Once the treatment is complete, you can resume all normal activities as there is no ‘recovery’ phase needed.

Not all PRP is the same so results can vary, but please note that initial results may be subtle. PRP can lead to disappointing results without a pre-treatment diagnosis, measurements and follow-up appointments. Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can monitor, photograph and measure your hair regrowth over time, eliminating guesswork. In order to find out if you are a good candidate for PRP, an initial consultation is recommended.

 Mesotherapy

This treatment involves multiple fine injections directly into the affected area where you are finding most consistent hair loss. It delivers a solution to weak hair follicles containing minerals, vitamins and other compounds. The fine injections increase blood flow to the area which, along with the solution, both nourishes the existing follicles and promotes hair regrowth. You will feel little to no discomfort when having this treatment.

Mesotheraphy works by delivering the treatment directly to the injected area; bypassing the digestive system, which is the main formula for it’s success. The session lasts no more than half an hour and it’s important to start this treatment early on so that hair loss progression can effectively be slowed down.

Mesotherapy can lead to disappointing results without a pre-treatment diagnosis, measurements and follow-up appointments. Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can monitor, photograph and measure your hair regrowth over time, eliminating guesswork. In order to find out if you are a good candidate for mesotherapy, an initial consultation is recommended.

Micro-Needling (micro-needling pen/scalp roller)

Micro-needling is a beneficial treatment as it greatly increases absorption of topical scalp medication. It triggers your skins natural rejuvenation by releasing platelet derived growth factors. It reduces the appearance of scars and pigmentation.
Micro-needling can lead to disappointing results without a pre-treatment diagnosis, measurements and follow-up appointments. This treatment is best and most effectively used in a treatment program planned and supervised by a Qualified Consultant Trichologist.

Combined hair loss treatments

Multi-theraphy treatment combines hair loss treatments, nutritional supplementation, medication and hair transplantation, which can be an effective combination in some cases. Please see the T&Cs for more, or get in touch directly.

 

TrichoCentre knows that each case is different, which is why our Qualified Consultant Trichologist is here to help you in your particular situation. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Hair Loss Treatments

Hair Loss Treatments

Micro-Needing (scalp roller)

Nutritional Supplementation

In some cases, our Qualified Consultant Trichologist may feel it will be most beneficial to work with you and your doctors surgery for your treatment or condition. Nutritional needs will vary person to person so a blood test may need to be instructed for you. There are certain deficiencies in specific vitamins, minerals and / or protein which have the ability to increase your hair to shed or stop growing past a certain point.

There is always an underlying cause for hair loss and what needs to be noted is that your doctor and a Qualified Consultant Trichologist will read test results differently, our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will be looking at different things (ie general health and hair health values are different). TrichoCentre will be able to advise in full once our Qualified Consultant Trichologist receives the blood test results from your doctor and then can prescribe a supplement(s) if needed.

Nutritional Therapy

Firstly, it is important to note that there is no evidence to suggest that any individual supplement will assist or prevent hair loss. However, it is felt that the oral supplements distributed by TrichoCentre can help the quality of existing hair and believe they work well to stimulate hair growth. 
TrichoCentre would recommend a nutritional supplement to help enhance and support your diet.

Intravenous Nutritional Therapy

Daily supplements are becoming quickly popular with more than 1 in 3 people taking them daily. However it’s important to note that the body’s natural absorption process can render up to 85% of a vitamin pill useless – so only 15% of the active nutrients may actually find their way into the bloodstream.

With intravenous nutrition the nutrients enter the bloodstream directly and immediately, with much higher concentrations, meaning the body can absorb and utilise these nutrients to a much more effective rate.

 

If you are losing your hair, if its is not growing past a certain point and have spoken with your healthcare professional and are still concerned by your blood test results, it’s best to speak with our Qualified Consultant Trichologist for further analysis. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Nutritional Supplementation

Nutritional Supplementation

Hair multiplication

This involves removing hair follicles, growing them via cell culturing, and transplanting them into thinning or bald areas.

Cultivated cell transplant

This involves the blanket that wraps around a follicle to be removed, grown in number, and then transplanted.

Hair Stimulating Complex (HSC)

HSC is a liquid which is injected into the thinning area, with the aim of stimulating the stem cells in the follicle.

Dutasteride

Dutasteride has been approved to treat hair loss in Japan and South Korea for a few years now. Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist can’t wait to find out if it will ever be approved in the E.U. and the U.S.

JAK inhibitors for male and female pattern baldness

Janus Kinase Inhibitors or JAK inhibitors are being researched as a possible treatment for male and female pattern baldness. Impressive results  have already been seen on patients with Alopecia Areata.

Tofacitinib (used to treat rheumatoid arthritis) and Ruxolitinib (used to treat various forms of blood cancers).

These drugs have been tested in both oral and topical form. They work by restarting the growth process by encouraging a new growth cycle and extending the length in which it is growing.

Skin perturbation + topical application

A device removes the top layers of the scalp, a topical solution is then applied which stimulates the growth of new hair follicles. It is designed to work on clients who have lost a lot of hair.

Reactivating Wnt signalling pathways

SMO4554 is a topical solution for treating male pattern hair loss. It works by restoring interrupted Wnt signalling pathways which means hair growth can restart.

Bimatoprost

This is a medication that works well in lengthening and thickening eyelashes in women. It is possible that this medication can do the same for scalp hair but TrichoCentre can already see the potential drawbacks to using it.

3D printed hair follicles

L’Oréal is working with a French bioprinting firm. This technology is hoping to be used to grow new hair. It could eventually lead to a much cheaper and faster alternative to hair transplantation. Let’s wait and see on this one as TrichoCentre can already see some possible drawbacks.

 

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist is ready and waiting to provide all the answers you need to make the right choices for your own treatment. To schedule an appointment with TrichoCentre simply click here today.

Research

Research

Hair Transplantation

Suitable for Men and Women

Our close working partners are some of the worlds most reputable surgeons in the UK. There are a number of different Hair Transplantation techniques available to patients. These include FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FDA approved ARTAS Robotic FUE (Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction). Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will discuss the advantages between these and select the most appropriate surgeon for you.

Our Qualified Consultant Trichologist will take into acount the quality of your existing donor hair, your age, your intended new hair style, your budget, and the amount of downtime.  Your long term expectations will also be discussed.

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