LET’S START BY GETTING RIGHT TO THE POINT. HEALTHY HAIR BEGINS WITH A HEALTHY SCALP, PERIOD.
Since it hides out of sight, we often forget to take care of our scalp— until problems become noticeable— and then it’s simply too late for early prevention.
Does Your Scalp Need a Makeover?
Men and women wishing to achieve the most beautiful head of hair possible, as well as those who are experiencing a “symptomatic scalp” (dry, itchy, flaky or oily scalp; excessive hair loss, shedding, damaged/dull hair, or hair breakage), should consider scheduling a trichology evaluation. These conditions, while incredibly common, are oftentimes not easily treated with at-home remedies or over-the-counter products. They can also be a sign of an underlying health problem. A scientific trichology evaluation can help decipher the root cause of your scalp issues and symptoms. A scalp evaluation can include an assessment of your scalp’s pH, moisture and sebum levels; measurements of hair density, quality and breakage; as well as blue-light and dual-polarized white light microphotography or dermoscopy of several areas—which together, help tell the story of your scalp’s overall condition.
Trichology Treatment Options
Trichology treatments are customized based on the findings of an individual’s scalp evaluation and specific symptoms and hair and scalp health status. These treatments may include topical serums (including sebum-regulating, hydrating, or blood microcirculation stimulants), nutritional guidance or supplementation, scalp steaming with ozone therapy, manual and mechanical scalp massages, exfoliating and/or stimulating scalp treatments, high frequency stimulation, herbal hair boosting transdermal patches (e.g., saw palmetto), and/or low-level laser light therapy. If indicated, medical treatments may include compounded topical or oral prescription medications, PRP Platelet-Rich Plasma, or other cell therapy treatments. The latest, most exciting scalp treatment includes Keravive by HydraFacial. The HydraFacial Keravive is a unique treatment specifically designed to cleanse, stimulate, nourish, and hydrate the scalp for fuller and healthier-looking hair.
Do Good, Feel Great
While these treatments are science-based, they are also thoroughly enjoyable for women and men. Similar to a massage or facial, a relaxing and therapeutic Scalp Makeover will allow you to enjoy some self-care—while treating your scalp and hair problems.
By Alan J. Bauman, M.D., ABHRS