Hair & Health…Make the Connection!

Jun 7, 2015
Hair is your crown and glory. So many personalities are expressed with a person’s hair style, haircut, or lack of hair-alopecia. For example, image expressions by consumers may include: the natural, relaxed, pressed and laid to the side, hair color, highlights, extensions, ponytails, hair pieces, toupees, or proudly wear their (bald) alopecia look, henna crown or tattooed scalp!
Could you imagine the social embarrassment of your hair thinning, breaking, falling out in patches and you don’t know why? Alopecia currently affects over 80 million Americans, in various categories. This statistic does not include the international market. September is recognized as National Alopecia Areata Month. What is Alopecia? Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss, and may affect men, women, children, and even some pets. A board certified Trichologist is a specialist in alopecia and scalp disorder maladies.
Your hair is acts as a barometer for imbalances/changes in your body. So do not think it is only external contributors, and external products are the culprits, seek a specialist.
There are over 80 autoimmune diseases which have a direct correlation of alopecia and scalp disorders. Some of these diseases include:
Systemic lupus and discoid lupus erythmatosus, alopecia areata, totalis and universalis, rhumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid diseases just to name a few.
In addition, a microscopic consultation from a board certified Trichologist can confirm vital health information and health conditions. A polarized microscope and tricholoscope is used to get to the ROOT of the problem, not put a bandage to cover/mask the problem. A detailed report will be emailed or mailed to you with our
Evaluation and recommendations.
There are many contributing factors for Alopecia. Some of these factors include:
1.   Hereditary Predisposition
2.   Auto-immune Disease
3.   Head Trauma
4.   Scalp Infections
5.   Neurological Condition
6.   Nutritional Deficiencies
7.   Domestic Violence
8.   Chemical Over-processing
9.   Trendy Hairstyles
10.    Medication Side Effects
11.    Excessive Emotional Stress
12.    And on goes the list.
The worst thing any consumer or professional stylist can do is to self diagnose the onset of their Alopecia condition. There are also signs that reveal a scalp crisis. Some of these signs include:
1.   If the scalp looks red or inflamed.
2.   If the scalp has black dots on it.
3.   If the scalp looks blue, beige, black, purple, or any other scalp discoloration.
4.   If there are pimples or scalp lesions on the scalp.
5.   If the scalp looks dry with clumps of patchy flakes, etc.
In closing, seek the expertise of world-renown Trichologist, Dr. Amerson for an accurate microscopic analysis.
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