They can cater to all natural solutions
You are not big on medications and would prefer at least trying a more natural approach. It makes sense for someone who is into natural or DIY solutions for ailments to see a Trichologist to find out what you can personally do prior to taking oral medications.
The desire to live a healthier lifestyle is growing among the world and if you are truly interested in solving the problem with a more homeopathic route then a Trichologist should be your first stop.
“Our approach combines science and natural therapy.” Says LaVon Morrow, IAT, WTS, who is a certified Trichologist through the International Association of Trichologists. “Natural therapy, natural supplements*, compounded pharmaceutical grade topical creams and the use of FDA-approved low-level light therapy are a few of the therapies offered. Trichologists often use hyperbaric oxygen treatment for the scalp which has the same benefits as oxygen, as a tissue and wound healer thereby encouraging the circulation and increased cellular activity.”
You can get a quick appointment
A patient can usually be seen within 1 to 2 weeks when trying to see a trichologist so getting to the problem and possible solving it will be quicker than setting up an appointment and waiting weeks for an opening to a dermatologist.
During the initial consultation, the Trichologist will determine what the problem is. This is when their knowledge and experience is most called upon.
Deeper analysis of the hair or skin may be necessary to help the Trichologist determine the cause of the problem and the best way to treat it. Once the cause is established, the Trichologist will decide:
1. If your problem requires treatment and, if so, what treatment would be most beneficial.
2. If your problem is such that referral to a medical doctor is necessary.
3. If surgical procedures are required, your Trichologist will advise you on the best and most effective methods available.
They educate you
The main objective of the Trichologist is to educate clients on their disorder whether you are dealing with a flaky scalp, psoriasis or any other scalp disorder. There are several reasons for hair loss so the Trichologist will take several tests and steps to find out what your issue is, whether it is diet related or an underlying problem that might need attention.
They understand the psychology behind hair loss
Your hair loss is treated with respect and your concerns will be validated. Trichologist have a deeper understanding of the psychology of hair loss on self-esteem and confidence.
It is a major component of the training for this field and they are taught at all costs to restore a person’s confidence. Unknown to many is the psychology behind hair loss and that the stages of hair loss closely mirror the stages of loss experienced during grief.
Working with a Trichologist will allow you to express exactly what is wrong and knowing your concerns will be appreciated and listened to.
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