Hair loss or hair thinning is a common problem, and it can have a huge impact on a person’s life. Generally speaking, it is normal to lose 100-150 strands of hair a day. However, when hair thinning or hair loss becomes a problem, this is when we start to lose more than the normal amount of hair loss a day. The commonest causes for hair loss are alopecia areata, male pattern and female pattern hair loss.
A range of factors can affect hair growth, and these are hormonal changes, genetic background, medications, stress, diet and illnesses such as thyroid disorders and anaemia.
Dr Nicole has an interest in hair disorders and runs a tertiary referral specialist hair disorders clinic in the NHS. She will perform a detailed history and thorough examination including dermoscopy of your hair follicles to determine the cause of your hair loss. A range of medical treatments including hair care treatments and prescribed medications will be discussed according to your condition and individual needs. Dr Nicole does not perform hair transplant surgery but can recommend you to an appropriate transplant surgeon depending on your type of hair loss and when your hair condition is stable. Not all types of hair loss are suitable for hair transplant surgery.
- Assessment and treatment by a Consultant Dermatologist with a specialist interest in hair disorders
- A comprehensive hair assessment to determine the underlying cause of your hair loss problem
- Investigations such as blood tests and skin biopsy available
- No GP referral required