Hair loss can develop for a long list of reasons, but if your hair loss happens all of a sudden or you start shedding hair in larger amounts than usual, it may be time to schedule an appointment with a Trichologist.
A Trichologist is a physician that specialises in the health of hair and the scalp who are qualified to diagnose and treat all forms of hair loss.
Visiting Medici Capelli Hair Replacement Clinic and other reputable hair loss clinics may seem like a horrifying experience, but there really is no need to stress and worry. Think of it as you taking the steps towards a better future!
To help keep your mind at ease, here are some tips on how you can prepare for your hair loss treatment appointment and what you can expect during your consultation.
Getting ready for your appointment
Before your appointment, you should consider making a make a list of all of your personal information; including any changes in your life, stresses, or anything you can think of that is contributing to your hair loss.
You should also make a list of medical conditions you have and all medications you take including supplements. You should have a list of questions to ask your Trichologist, but if you are worried that you will forget all of your questions at your appointment, it’s a good idea to jot them down beforehand.
Don’t worry if you think you have too many questions or if you believe they are silly – there really is no such thing as a stupid question! It’s vital that you don’t worry too much about hair loss treatment, so of course, you’ll want as much information as possible before your hair loss treatment.
What you can expect your appointment to be like
Your Trichologist will also have a lot of questions to ask you. He/she will want to know when you first started noticing your hair loss, where and how much you’ve lost and if anyone else in your family has a history of hair loss.
The Trichologist will most likely to want to run some tests, but this is not going to take place during your initial consultation. Tests often include scalp biopsies, blood tests and light microscopies. During a scalp biopsy samples will be collected from a few plucked hairs or from the skin. A light microscopy consists of using a specific instrument to examine hairs that are trimmed at the bases.
After all of the necessary tests have been completed, your Trichologist will diagnosis and advise you on the best treatment plan for you. Some individuals will be suitable candidates for a hair transplant, and others will be appropriate candidates for other hair loss treatment methods.