An itchy scalp is very distracting and can also interrupt sleep. Galway Trichology Clinic, the only trichology clinic serving the west, offers a range of specialist products which can be purchased in the clinic or online at www.trichologist.ie Severe disorders of the scalp or hair loss/alopecia can be diagnosed if a consultation is required. There are around 50 types of hair loss and many scalp diseases and disorders. A registered trichologist spends four years studying hair loss and scalp disorders and will regularly attend professional development seminars with the Institute of Trichologists.
“Hair is a barometer of health and can be a reflection of a person’s lifestyle, indicating the tensions and variations in the body’s systems,” said Deborah Whelan, MIT of Galway Trichology Clinic. She gets many referrals from GPs and hairdressers. Hair loss, she says, can cause a great deal of stress. It can be inherited or caused by illness, medication, hair dye, and diet. Disease, pregnancy, and stress are also common causes of early shedding.
Treatment at the clinic may involve topical treatment or ultraviolet therapy.
Some people will suffer hair loss simply because there is a build up of debris or dead skin cells on the scalp. A trichologist can often diagnose scalp conditions by the colour of the scale on the scalp or the presence of hair shaft abnormalities. Some conditions require a detailed microscopic examination.
To arrange an appointment at Galway Trichology Clinic phone (091 ) 565148. A map, prices, and further information about trichology and this clinic are available at www.trichologist.ie