Hair loss prevention Scalp health treatment - Trichology
We provide answers and solutions for the most common hair and scalp conditions.
In 95% of cases hair loss in men is androgenetic, hence hereditary. A specific enzyme transforms testosterone into DHT which will permanently stimulate the sebaceous glands. The excess oil obstructs the follicle in which the hair grows, and will ultimately asphyxiate the bulb.
Baldness progresses in several phases and over several years. It progresses from frontal temporal recessions to the opening of the vertex, until only a thin crown is left on the sides and the back of the head. The cycle of recession will accelerate under the influence of a poor diet, stress, medication or the use of certain products that leave residues on the hair.
There is no miracle cure, but there are solutions to help balance your hair cycle and slow down the process.
Hair loss in women is becoming ever more frequent. Environment, diet, stress, chemical processes or general health may all affect the health of hair and scalp.
There are several types of hair loss in women, temporary or permanent. The origin may be hereditary, hormonal or directly linked to a health issue, a medication or even surgery. Quick and correct identification of the cause of hair loss is the best way to avoid wasting time and money on ill-suited treatments. The key to slowing down hair loss is to take appropriate action as soon as possible.
There is no miracle cure, but there are solutions that may help to balance your hair cycle and restore the health of hair and scalp.
Oily hair and scalp?
A variety of causes and conditions may trigger oily scalp issues, such as seborrhea, which is hereditary. The origin is usually to be found in the scalp. Sebaceous glands release too much sebum, an oily substance that protects hair.
Hormonal changes, a diet that is too rich in fat, a lack of vitamins, an intoxication or stress for instance may all cause this hair disorder.
It is also possible to develop oily hair and scalp with age. The build-up of sebum harms the development of new hair strands that will thin over time. It may also be associated with a more serious condition such as hair loss.
Dry hair and scalp?
Aggressive environmental conditions and some beauty treatments may cause dry hair or a dry scalp. Perms, dyes, but pool or seawater too may be to blame as well as a lack of hydration.
Under such circumstances, the sebaceous glands are unable to adequately lubricate the hair to preserve their natural softness and bounce. Sebum production may also decrease with hormonal changes, during menopause for instance, or simply with age.
It’s important to correctly identify your hair’s needs. All cases of dry hair don’t require the same care.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy
Often necessary in the treatment of cancer, chemotherapy and cranial radiotherapy reduce or stop cellular activity in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Hair falls out a few days after the start of treatment.
The scalp may become sensitive, irritated and dehydrated during treatment. Once those are over, the hair grows back. The hair cycle restarts, but hair that is still fragile is therefore at greater risk of being damaged by treatments such as hair colouring, perming and certain hair products.
The extent of hair loss and the rate at which it grows back varies from person to person. Each treatment and each patient is different.
Post-partum hair loss
During pregnancy hair may often become denser, thicker and sometimes less oily. Hormonal changes have a major influence on hair growth and sebum production.
During the final months of pregnancy, the foetus will develop its own hair system by drawing on the mother’s amino-acids. For a period between 3 to 6 months after the birth, she may suffer considerable hair loss because of hormonal changes.
This type of hair loss is entirely natural and will often stop on its own. But re-growth will need to be stimulated. The health of your scalp over this period is paramount in order to avoid weakening your hair.
Round smooth and soft bald patches that appear very suddenly are the symptoms of alopecia areata. Also known as spot baldness, this kind of hair loss is not always permanent.
Often associated with an emotional trauma, a medication, an infection or even stress, it’s an auto-immune reaction where the body attacks the hair follicle cells.
The hair on the edge of the bald patches comes off easily, but the hair follicle under the skin is still there, ready to resume growth at the right signal from the body. But this may take anything from a few weeks up to several years. While there is no miracle cure, the odds to stimulate re-growth are vastly improved when acting quickly.
The cells of skin and hair continuously renew just like the cells of any part of the body. New hair replaces old hair at a pace of several dozens of strands a day.
Spring and especially fall are the times of year where this shedding is the heaviest. Natural hair loss may accelerate or appear to do so under some specific circumstances. When not looked after properly, hair my accumulate residues and hold back hair strands that have already come loose at the root. This accumulation will end up falling in denser strands.
Optimal re-growth requires a healthy scalp. Poor hair hygiene or products that leave residues behind alter the natural growth process. As long as a hair loss doesn’t exceed 3 months, it’s important to check if it’s not just a case of seasonal shedding.
Like other parts of our skin, the scalp can become the source of itching sensations. Sometimes dry, oily, or irritated, it can also develop redness, scabs, dandruff or patches.
This itching is a sign that your scalp needs attention. Your symptoms can have very different origins, but there are solutions to alleviate most of the cravings to scratch your head.
Your scalp may be sensitized by chemical treatments, by using a product that is not adapted to your state of health or that of your hair, or dehydrated by a diet rich in salt and low in water. There is no single answer to itchy scalp problems.
Scalp cells renew on a regular basis. However, some forms of yeast or parasites that damage the scalp may accelerate this renewal process to the point of causing dandruff.
Dry dandruff forms on a mainly dry scalp. They come off easily and hang onto hair and clothes. Oily dandruff leaves larger sticky and yellow scales. They are held into place on the scalp by a layer of sebum.
On top of being unsightly, dandruff may also cause itchiness. It’s important to accurately distinguish between dry and oily dandruff before trying to find a solut
The scalp always keeps renewing at the cellular level. In the case of psoriasis, this cycle is 10 times faster than usual. The new cells pile up in thick flakes covered in white and dry scales.
The constant itching and red patches around the face are both physically and mentally testing, which only exacerbates the symptoms. This condition may extend to other areas of the body, but because the hair keeps the scales from coming off, that’s where they are the thickest and most inconvenient.
To this day there is no cure for psoriasis, but some products may bring significant relief from the unpleasant side effects such as the itching and the dryness.
Scalp eczema, also called seborrheic eczema, starts with dandruff followed by red patches that may turn oily and yellow. In the presence of sebum, a naturally occurring fungus on the scalp could contribute to spread the symptoms, together with itching and a burning sensation.
This kind of dermatitis may last for anything between a couple of weeks up to several years. It mostly affects men age 18 to 40 as a chronic condition, but women are increasingly affected too. The condition usually covers the scalp, but it may also extend to the face and the body.
There is no miracle cure, but the right products will improve the condition in a significant way, and may even bring total relief.
Our 4-step Solutions to restore the balance of your scalp, resulting in beautiful, healthy hair!
Step 1. Hair and Scalp Analysis
Provided by certified trichology technician, through an advanced micro camera technology, A hair and scalp analysis offers a complete assessment and an analysis of your scalp.
Step 2. Residue on scalp treatment
This process purifies and detoxifies the scalp, removing all accumulated build-ups and residues left by hair product, shampoos, conditioner, gels, hairsprays… These residues suffocate the hair follicles and contribute to hair thinning. This care prepares your scalp for treatment products to be used.
Step 3. Continue with home care treatment
Based on your scalp analysis, our trichology technician will recommend to you a home treatment program tailored to your particular needs.
Step 4. Follow up in 30 days
The follow-up with your expert will help monitor your progress. We will adjust your home care program and recommend the appropriate in-salon treatment when needed.
Micro Camera Scalp Analysis
Micro Camera Scalp Analysis
& Residue on scalp treatment combo
Follow up in salon treatment
treatment if needed 30 days after initial treatment
30 -120 min
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