HAIR LOSS AND THINNING HAIR?
STEVEN GOLDSWORTHY TRICHOLOGY
Steven Goldsworthy started his career in hairdressing 30+ years ago in his fathers Salon in Swindon. After an incredibly successful career, winning multiple prestigious awards and taking over the family business, Steven decided that he wanted more.
After developing an interest in the science behind hair and a noticing a demand within the salon for a specialist in hair and scalp issues, Steven made the decision to study in the field of Trichology to be able to diagnose and offer treatments to anyone suffering from hair loss and thinning hair.
Since graduating at the Institute of Trichology, Steven has been awarded the 'John Firmage Award' for excellence and dedication and has deservedly been appointed the title of M.I.T (Member of the Institute of Trichologist's)
In 2021 Steven decided to take his treatment opportunities even further and study Hair Replacement Systems - to offer an instant cosmetic remedy for hair loss with the company Novo Cabelo, for further information keep reading!
WHAT IS TRICHOLOGY?
Trichology is the science of the structure, function and diseases of the human hair. Clinical trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human hair and scalp.
REASONS TO CONSULT A TRICHOLOGIST
HAIR LOSS -
Hair loss can cause great distress, and there are many misunderstandings about its causes and treatment.
Probably the most common type of hair loss is the so-called ‘male pattern baldness’, which, despite its name, can affect women as well as men, and for which, in men, there appears to be no specific, readily-available treatment. This is a problem that requires sympathetic handling, and a qualified Trichologist has to understand the patient’s anxiety and help him come to terms with the loss of hair. Some women suffering from this condition can be helped with medical assistance and the use of hormonal treatment.
There are many other types of hair loss which can and do respond to treatment and advice without medical assistance. There are also some types of hair loss which can have a natural or spontaneous recovery. Excessive hair loss can often be a symptom of some other problem or variation in the metabolism of the body, and for this reason, co-operation between the patient’s doctor and the Trichologist is often necessary.
PROBLEMS OF THE SCALP -
Problems of the scalp, ranging from dandruff to more inflammatory conditions, occupy much of a Trichologist's time.
As with the hair, these problems can be symptomatic of some other metabolic variation. Stress, poor diet, or even some allergies to certain foods, can be responsible for the build up and shedding of dead skin cells.
The management of hair and scalp that are excessively greasy is another area in which the advice of a qualified Trichologist is often sought. Here, guidance on the right type of shampoo for any particular individual, and on its frequency of use, might be particularly relevant.
HAIR TEXTURE PROBLEMS -
Problems with hair texture can be caused by over exposure to heat or strong chemicals, or by many of the other stresses and strains to which we subject our hair.
In such cases, co-operation with the hairdresser is obviously important, and it indicates that Trichologist's’ training overlaps both the medical and the cosmetic in areas not normally covered by either doctors or hairdressers.
Hair texture problems usually respond very well to appropriate advice and treatment, as the cause(s), once discovered, can often be reduced or eliminated altogether.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES -
Where appropriate, the Trichologist can give advice to those patients wishing to be referred to members of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons, for hair grafting (hair transplant).
For those seeking to gain added hair (sometimes referred to as ‘hair replacement’) in the form of wigs, extensions or weaving, guidance and appropriate referrals can be offered.
Advice and support can be given to those people who habitually pull their hair. Likewise, information, guidance and support is also given to those people who have lost hair through chemotherapy treatment.
IF YOU ARE SUFFERING WITH HAIR LOSS, THINNING HAIR OR A HAIR/SCALP ISSUE AND WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRICHOLOGY CONSULTATION PLEASE PHONE 01793523817 WHERE WE WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO BOOK YOU IN.
Initial consultation cost is £125 for 1 hour, a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking that is transferrable but not refundable.
HAIR REPLACEMENT SYSTEMS
In 2021 Steven decided to take his treatment opportunities even further and study with Hair Replacement Systems - to offer an instant cosmetic remedy for hair loss with the company Novo Cabelo. (https://www.novocabelo.co.uk/)
SO WHAT IS A HAIR REPLACEMENT SYSTEM?
A hair replacement system is a non-surgical hair restoration procedure where human or synthetic hair is added to a thin base or foundation, which in turn is attached to the scalp by a variety of methods. There are subtle differences between a hair system and a wig, for example, a wig is usually larger in size and covers the entire scalp – they usually have an elastic perimeter so that the entire unit can fit snugly on the head. Hair replacement systems are similar to wigs except that they are smaller in size and are only attached to the thinning or bald areas and not the entire scalp.
In general, hair systems are preferable to hair transplants because it is a non-surgical option for hair loss. Nowadays, hair systems can look very natural and virtually undetectable by sight. Hair replacement systems are versatile and can work very well for almost anyone with hair loss. If done properly, you can have a gorgeous and naturally looking head of hair in relatively little time. You can style it in any way you prefer. It is no longer true that hair systems make people look like they are wearing “helmet” hair or a “rug” on the head.