Trichology is the field of dermatology that encompasses the scalp and follicles, and it’s a field we take seriously here at LH Hair. Each client is provided with a FREE hair and scalp exam, which helps us identify some of the factors contributing to hair loss. From there, we can often recommend clinical-strength trichological solutions that can repair the scalp and stimulate new hair growth. We always individualize our trichology and scalp treatments to meet the specific needs of each client.
As our society moves towards healthier living, everyone wants to protect our crowning glory… a full head of healthy hair! The average person has about 100,000 hairs on their head and, with the normal growth cycle, can expect to shed 3 to 4 percent monthly. That's over 100 hairs a day! When considerably more hair, or clumps, are lost at one time, this becomes a concern. In some cases hair loss is hereditary, but it is important to consult a physician to determine if there are any underlying serious health issues that need to be addressed. Regardless of any medical conditions, it is also important to start hair loss prevention to minimize any permanent damage.
Trichology, a category of dermatology, is the health science of hair and scalp. To grow healthy hair, the scalp must be clean and healthy. Problems that can be evaluated and treated are:
- Excessive hair loss, thinning hair or baldness
- Oily or dry hair and dandruff
- Areata, Totalis or Universalis Alopecia
- Excessive seasonal shedding, often in the spring or fall
- Scaling, either in patches or over entire scalp
- Itching and eczema
- Chemotherapy or cranial radiation therapy
- Hair loss after pregnancy
- Hair breakage
- Over processing from perms, hair straighteners, hair coloring, etc.
- Tension from braiding, pony-tails, hair twirling or pulling
Maintaining a healthy scalp is essential to healthy hair. Skin is the largest and fastest growing organ within our bodies. The base of the hair follicle, called the hair bulb, anchors hair into the skin, and blood vessels nourish the cells and deliver the hormones that modify the hair structure and growth throughout our lives.