What Does a Trichologist Do?
A trichologist is a specialist who focuses on trichology — the study of diseases or problems related to the hair and scalp, as well as their treatments.
Specialists working in this field help people with issues such as hair loss, hair breakage, oily scalp, and scalp psoriasis. Some trichologists can also treat problems related to conditions like alopecia and trichotillomania, or hair-pulling disorder. Trichologists examine the hair and scalp to diagnose and recommend treatment for your condition and its severity.
Trichology is the area that deals with all problems concerning hair. Hair fall, thinning of hairs, dryness of hair, early greying are all so common nowadays and often seen along with chronic illnnessess. A healthy diet, internal medications and repeated sessions of external therapies can gradually bring changes and reduce hair fall, make the hair follicles thicker, improve texture and also slow down the greying process. Identifying the root cause of the complaint is the major step and sessions can be planned as per that. This is an area where patients will get excellent results on continous visits at intervals.
Pattern baldness is a common form of hair loss, or alopecia, in men and women. For men, hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, starting above both temples, eventually receding to form a characteristic “M” shape. Women are more likely to experience overall hair thinning without a receding hairline. In addition to the emotional aspects of hair loss, pattern baldness in men has been associated with several serious medical conditions, including coronary heart disease, enlargement of the prostate, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Hair loss in women is associated with an elevated risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal imbalance that can cause irregular menstruation, acne, and weight gain.
Hair shedding, or telogen effluvium, occurs when large sections of hair fall detach from the scalp. This can be caused by several conditions, including stress, surgery, high fevers, blood loss, hormonal change, and childbirth. Hair shedding is a common side effect of some chemotherapy drugs. If you’re experiencing hair shedding, a trichologist might be a good place to start. They should be able to direct you to a physician who can help you with underlying conditions.
Scarring alopecia is a condition where hair follicles are destroyed, which leads to irreversible hair loss. A trichologist may be able to help you treat this condition. If scarring alopecia is treated early, patients can sometimes regrow hair. In other cases, the hair loss is permanent. Scarring alopecia is caused by inflammatory disorders, chemicals like hair relaxers, and several fungal conditions.
Women who experience excessive hair growth, or hirsutism, may notice excess hair growth on their body or face. Often, women experience hair growth in places where men typically have hair, but women don’t, including the upper lip, chin, chest, and back. Hirsutism is caused by an excess of the male hormone androgen.
What to Expect at our Hospital
When you visit our hospitalt, you can expect a thorough examination of your hair and scalp.
The Doctor may ask you several questions about your medical history, nutrition, lifestyle, and hair care routine. Your answers can help the trichologist determine how to treat you or whether they should refer you to a different specialist or to a physician.
The doctor sometimes conduct hair analysis to check for structural damage or the presence of lice or fungal infection. Occasionally, they will request a blood test from your primary care physician.
Once the doctor arrives at a diagnosis, they will recommend the next best step. This could include:
- A referral to another professional, specialist, or primary care physician
- Medication for your hair problem
- Nutrition advice
- A mental healthcare professional if your condition seems stress-related
Please send us an up-to-date medical report (in German or English). As soon as our team of doctors has assessed the patient’s condition, Seha Garden International Hospital will send you an individual quotation.
Regular clothing and nightwear (bedclothes will be provided)
Bathing wear (dressing gown and bath slippers will be provided)
Drugs (drugs for your neurological treatment will mostly be provided)
Tracksuit / sportswear
Splints / supports etc.
You live in a comfortable room suitable for wheelchairs, with balcony and a spacious bathroom. Most of the rooms face South, with a view over Lake Constance. All rooms are equipped with a comfortable electric bed, telephone, internet access, TV set and room safe. Your will find a hair dryer, dressing gown and bath slippers.
Seha Garden International Hospital offer many additional services, e.g. your personal newspaper, fresh fruit, mineral water and, of course, attractive programmes for your leisure time and excursions.
The Seha Garden International Hospital offers all international patients a predetermined number of therapy hours per week. The treatment schedule will be prepared individually for each patient and adjusted to the patient’s health status.
The Seha Garden International Hospital is equipped with highly specialised therapeutic devices. The Allensbach site has a swimming pool for hydrotherapy and also provides ultramodern therapeutic machines e.g. the Vector system (for gait training) and the Armeo system.
You need to pay in advance to ensure payment of the incurring costs. If your payment exceeds the sum stated in the final invoice, the overpaid money will, of course, be refunded. If the sum stated in the final invoice exceeds your advance payment due to unforeseen complications, we will ask you to pay the outstanding amount.
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