The Cotswold Trichology Centre is not just
a hair loss treatment clinic. I treat just as many clients
with scalp conditions as I do for hair loss problems. Unfortunately
not all Trichologists are equipped to deal with the clinical
treatment of flaky itchy scalp conditions like scalp eczema,
psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis
and may just offer shampoos and lotions to use at home due
to a lack of clinical treatment facilities. Clinical scalp
treatment is a really important part of bringing any of these
scaly scalp problems under control. To read more about scalp
conditions visit our scalp
problem page, or to find out about
the scalp treatment method I use please read the scalp
Supply and Fit Ladies Wigs Too!
I began offering this service in 2008 largely
through demand from my own Trichology clinic patients. Many
of my patients who needed wigs either temporarily or permanently
and were unhappy with the service they received from local
wig consultants. I offer wig fitting and cutting following
training by Trevor Sorbie's
'my new hair' initiative. Most of
my wig clients come largely for medical purposes such as Alopecia
Areata and Totalis or while undergoing Chemotherapy treatment.
I can offer both ready to wear and custom made ladies wigs,
volumisers or hair pieces for ladies with thinning hair are
also extremely popular. You can read more about our ladies
wig service here.
All ‘Ladies’ Welcome!
As well as ladies who have a medical need
for a wig, I have gained a large number of Transgender clients
over the years. I am happy to offer the same quality of wig
service to my Transsexual and Transvestite clients as I would
to any other lady! In fact I find it quite refreshing to be
able to offer advice that this group of client would not get
at your average wig clinic.
Q. What causes loss of hair?
A. There are infinite reasons
for loss of hair. Acute sudden hair loss is likely to be caused
by something which happened around 2-3 months before its onset.
If hair thinning occurs gradually over a period of years it
is likely to be caused by problems such as Anaemia, Hypothyroidism,
poor diet, long term stress, medications, health issues or
Q. Are the causes of hair loss for
women and men different?
A. There are differences
in loss of hair in women and men. Post menopausal women can
suffer a similar form of loss of hair as men known as female
pattern baldness but it is usually
slower than in men and less extensive. Younger women are more
likely to suffer Chronic
Telogen Effluvium a diffuse loss
of hair you can read about this on our hair loss in women
Hair loss for men is usually a genetic
problem although a small number of men may also suffer acute
or Chronic Telogen Effluvium.
Q. Do All hair loss treatments work?
A. The honest answer would
be no! It depends on the cause of your hair loss problem,
the most important thing is to find out why your hair is falling
out before buying random expensive hair loss treatments in
the hope the something might just work. If you have a genetic
problem, hair loss vitamins won’t work for you just
as if you are losing hair due to nutritional deficiency, topical
hair loss treatments like Regain (minoxidil) won’t help.
Q. Do you treat patients of all ethnic
A. Yes! 50% of the Trichologists
clinical observation training was spent at the Institute of
Trichologists original scalp and hair hospital in Brixton
where the clientele were predominately black. We are very
familiar with black and Asian scalp and hair problems and
have a lot of clients from ethnic minorities who travel from
south Birmingham and Coventry as we are the closest Registered