Hair Loss and Scalp Specialist
The Geelong Trichology Centre provides professional advice and treatment for a wide range of hair and scalp disorders.
The Geelong Trichology Centre provides professional advice and treatment for a wide range of hair and scalp disorders. Using the latest computer technology and microscopic analysis, it is possible to pinpoint health imbalances in our body. Often these imbalances can be easily corrected, resulting in normal hair growth.
As a qualified trichologist I deal with a variety of hair loss conditions. Hair thinning and hair loss is a common problem and can vary from minor patches to widespread areas of the scalp, hair breakage and hair shaft problems. Scaling, itching, inflammation, dryness and oilyness are also common problems of the scalp and hair. Early detection and treatment helps to achieve better results for hair restoration.
Treatment may include specific advice, prescriptive therapies, trichological preparations, aromatherapy, nutritional advice and supplements.
Geelong Trichology Centre works alongside general practitioners, dermatologists, endocrinologists, naturopaths, dieticians and other professionals to provide a holistic approach to identifying and treating the clients health problems.
Hair loss and thinning
Male & Female genetic hair loss
Hair shaft disorders
Psoriasis & Dematitis
Scaling, Inflammation and Itching
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Where we do an analysis of your scalp and make recommendations.
My focus is on the promotion of the hair growth cycle, to strengthen the hair roots and to provide a toxin free environment for the cells. When the hair follicle has a higher sensitivity to internal or external influences, hair loss will result. The hair follicle has been found to be a prominent target of key stress mediators, and stress will rob the hair follicle of major nutrients essential for growth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my medication be the cause of my hair loss?
It can be difficult to know if it is the medication itself or the problem for which the medication has been prescribed for that is causing the hair loss. Some medications for example cancer treatments, can interfere with the growth phase of the hair, some may contain hormones that can cause an inflammatory response to the hair follicle. With most medications the hair recovers once the body has adjusted to the medication.
My young child’s hair doesn’t seem to grow? And falls out easily.
It is quite common to see abnormal hair anchorage in young, fair haired girls especially, where the hair falls easily. This seems to have a heredity component and can be confirmed when seen under a microscope, hair will have poor anagen bulbs, this can affect keratinization and account for the reduced hair length. Most cases resolve spontaneously with age, but supplements can help to help strengthen the connective tissue and improve hair integrity.
What is normal hair loss?
About 90% of your 100,000 hair follicles are producing hair at any given time. We can shed up to 100 or more hairs each day, but as individuals we each have different rates of growth and variation, so you will know if there is excess hair loss for you, and if it includes facial or body hair loss too. With adult males and also females hair loss may be a normal inherited genetic trait, it could be a vitamin/mineral deficiency, hair breakage or a more complex health condition. If you feel you are losing more hair than is normal for you, than it should be taken seriously. It is better to be seen at an earlier stage of your hair loss than at a later stage when baldness has progressed extensively. Most cases of hair loss is easily remedied and often self- correcting.
Why is my hair breaking off?
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, then hair will normally lighten in colour and weaken, this occurs because of oxidation of the pigment by the ultraviolet from the sun. Also ensure there is not physical or chemical damage where the cortex can become frayed. History of the problem and microscopic analysis of the hair shaft is normally enough to diagnose the problem.
Should I just take a multi vitamin for my hair loss?
Unless a Health professional has made an adequate assessment through a blood test or otherwise, self-medicating is not necessarily the best option. There is a complex chemical structure with minerals and vitamins and absorption varies between individuals. The ability to get to that ideal level will depend on individuality, adults of the same age and size show differences in their nutritional requirements, for example it might take a person three times more calcium to get to the ideal calcium level. Taking Vitamin D enhances calcium absorption but in excess can produce a magnesium deficiency. Another example is taking Vitamin C, yes this will increase iron absorption but for the individual who has an iron toxicity would not be a good thing. You may eventually excrete what you don’t need but meanwhile it has passed through your entire body and altered it in some way. Hair analysis is a reliable and simple way to evaluate absorption levels and ratios of minerals and vitamins.