Sep 12, 2008
A healthy scalp is vital to healthy hair. An annual scalp checkup should also be a priority along with an annual physical, well woman exam, mammogram for women, eye exam, dental checkup and blood work. Some consumers may never have thought of a scalp checkup as important, but it is very important for men, women, and children. Just as your body chemistry has the possiblity of changing annually, so can your scalp health.

Sudden changes in the scalp tissue could be an indication of health related imbalances and/or diseases. Some visible signs could be detected by a consumer, however, it would be best to seek the expertise of a doctor of trichology, to get an accurate evaluation.

A consumer may have a head full of hair, yet have a daily scalp problem of an itchy scalp, scaly scalp, dry scalp, oily scalp, inflammation, folliculitis, tinea capitis, scalp discoloration, papules, scalp sores, crawling, burning, tingling, scalp tenderness, patchy alopecia and on goes the list. If you have experienced any of these signs or symptoms, you need a scalp checkup with a doctor of trichology. Furthermore, the longer you wait to have your scalp condition accurately evaluated, the more severe your scalp condition may become.

In addition, a doctor of trichology will examine your hair strand for hair shaft defects, and nutritional deficiencies. A microscopic analysis assists in detecting over 32 different hair shaft defects, as well as clogged follicles, scalp dehydration, sodium buildup, dirt, fungal and bacteria infections, and many other deficiencies.

In conclusion, all consumers should have an annual scalp checkup, to ensure your hair will grow at it's healthiest capacity. Seek the expertise of a doctor of trichology. Dr. Linda Amerson may be contacted at (817) 265-8854 or via email at dramerson@hairandscalpessentials.com .