Hair for women and men is a sign of health, beauty, and strength. In the past hair loss was only seasonal. In recent years, however, we have seen more and more people concerned about the thinning of the hair, which is persistent and not easily treated. The causes are many! Certainly, the modern lifestyle, stress, and poor nutrition have a negative impact. But the hereditary predisposition (the genes that each organism carries) and its hormonal state play a very important role. Women during pregnancy, for example, have very good hair quality and the hair does not fall, and shortly after birth a persistent “telogen effluvium” begins, that is, the hair falls abruptly due to the hormonal change that occurs.
For all these situations, blood tests are required, scalp examination is performed and sometimes a capillary scan is conducted. Trichogramma is a difficult test, in which about fifty healthy hairs are violently removed from the same area of the head, with a special forceps that extracts them with their roots without breaking them. This should be done from two points on the head. Afterward, the hairs with their pockets are placed on a transparent plate and examined under the microscope. With this method, we count how many hairs from this sample are in the “regenerative” good phase, how many in the “telogen” and how many are “dystrophic”. This information is useful for diagnosing some difficult forms of alopecia and for monitoring the treatment.
The treatment for hair loss includes topical lotions that are applied daily to the scalp and special toiletries to better maintain the hair shaft and balance the oil of the scalp. We also provide nutritional supplements, after first having a laboratory test to detect deficiencies in each organism and balancing potential hormonal dysfunctions. In difficult forms of “alopecia,” we apply scalp treatment with a very thin needle that “pushes” vitamins and cortisone into the hair follicle area.
We collaborate with specialized hair transplant centers.