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Diagnostics and therapy

If you have osculated with the problem of hair loss, it is advisable to find out the cause of it.

Our clinic is working in collaboration with Latvian Hair Doctor Association, and its chairman trichologist doctor Inga Zemite recommends:

It is quite difficult to determine the correct diagnosis and prescribe treatment without knowing all possible hair diseases! It is similar to the situation, when knowing that a car would stop in case of a lack of petrol, you decide that you are capable of solving all other possible car problems by pouring in a little bit of petrol. It can’t be done, if the fault is in the low battery power, even if you soak the car in the bath full of petrol – it will not work. Similar situation is with hair – you have to understand perfectly what is happening, and which problem causes the hair loss, only afterwards it is possible to search for a solution, which often is very simple! For example, it is not worth eating tons of hair vitamins if you are suffering from androgenic alopecia, vitamins will not reduce the hormonal effect on your hair!

If you are thinking that you cannot solve the problem of hair loss, but are having doubts about whether the condition is serious, I advise to ask yourself the following four questions:
  1. Is my hair loss rapid and in a short amount of time (1 – 3 months) I have lost more than 1/3 of my hair volume?
  2. Does my hair continue to fall out longer than 6 months?
  3. Does my hair fall out in plaques?
  4. Is my hair loss accompanied by an expressed skin discomfort, itching, pain or dandruff?
If you have answered positively at least on one of these questions – you definitely need to consult a trichologist. You should bear in mind, that it is much easier to stop the hair loss than to grow the hair back. The sooner you start the treatment procedures, the more real becomes the possibility of preserving the hair volume.

The reasons for hair loss might be different. The most common problem is the genetically determined alopecia. It is considered that this condition affects approximately three quarters of men and one third of women all around the globe, leading to gradual hair loss and baldness. One of the relatively widespread hair loss forms is Alopecia Areata – hair loss in a form of plaques, which can be observed in teenagers and children. AlopecaAreata is considered to be an autoimmune disease and can lead up to the total hair loss. Very often it is possible to observe diffuse hair loss, in fact, almost everyone has come in touch with the mild degree of this hair loss condition during lifetime. In these cases it is important for hair loss episodes not to last long and not to occur rather often, as the total hair volume can significantly decrease in the period of time.

Therapy and diagnostics

Before the start of the therapy procedures, it is necessary to thoroughly and professionally research all possible hair loss causes.
Diagnostic equipment used for additional hair and scalp skin clinical examination is different – it is possible to perform detailed skin examinations with trichoscope; skin dermoscopy; the analysis of hair roots – trichogram; in case of necessity, scalp skin biopsy can be performed, as well as microbiological and blood analysis.
Based on research results medications are being prescribed – which can be both clinically tested internally used remedies and external formulas and lotions. In order to achieve faster clinical results and volume improvement, injection applications and physical therapy procedures can be prescribed additionally.
The choice of the therapy medications depends both on the causes of hair loss and its degree, the sex of the patient, his age and concomitant diseases.

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