Why Consult a Hair Expert?
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 Hair Expert comes in: as a hair and scalp specialist, the Hair Expert will understand your concerns and will usually be able to help. And unlike medical doctors, Hair Experts 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 Hair Expert’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 Hair Expert 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.
There are other reasons, apart from hair loss, scalp problems and hair texture problems, that you might wish to consult a Hair Expert, one of which is for sound, professional advice on keeping your hair and scalp in good condition and thus avoiding many of these problems in the first place. This happy state of trouble-free hair and scalp exists naturally in some people, but many others will require the professional advice and assistance of a qualified Hair Expert.
The initial Consultation and Diagnosis
As previously stated, an initial consultation is likely to last up to 30-45 minutes. During this time the Hair Expert and his assistance will ask many questions about your health, family history, lifestyle, diet, and the like. It is useful to take with you to these first consultation details of any medications that you are taking and results of any recent blood tests that you may have had.
It is only after this detailed questioning and a close examination of your scalp and hair that your Hair Expert will be able to make a diagnosis. However, it is not always possible to make an immediate diagnosis. It is common for scalp disorders to be diagnosed at the time of consultation, but hair loss problems may require blood tests, carried out privately by the Labs recommended by Hair Expert. Once diagnosis has been made, advice will be given, and only if thought necessary will treatment be offered.
At VIVANDI Trichology Center, we consider this to be the most critical part of any treatment we perform.
During your initial consultation, the Hair Expert will conduct a tricoscan, a method of hair and scalp evaluation used for diagnosing related disorders.
Based on the analysis, the Hair Expert will advise and recommend what we believe is the best way forward, but ultimately the decision to go ahead with any treatment is up to you.