SCALP TREATMENT OVERVIEW
We are often asked about the scalp treatments we offer for dry scalp conditions such as scalp psoriasis, scalp eczema and seborrhoeic dermatitis. It depends on the condition and the severity of the scaling but we will usually suggest clinic scalp treatments, home scalp treatment or both.
First we carry out a full consultation to find out which scalp condition you are suffering from and give you the best advice. If your scalp scale is very thick, we may ask you to go home and so it in coconut or jojoba oil for a week. This begins the softening process before we will carry out a clinic treatment. This often results in a more gentle and effective clinic treatment.
What Happens at a Clinic Scalp Treatment?
For most dry scalp conditions we use a special scalp treatment cream dependent on your individual condition. It may contain moisturisers, anti-inflammatory agents, anti-fungal’s but most importantly a keratolytic to soften the scalp scale or crust.
The scalp treatment cream is applied to your scalp in sections then massaged in thoroughly. Your scalp is gently steamed for 10-20 minutes, the moist heat helps to soften the crust or scalp scale and help the cream to penetrate.
The cream is washed off, shampooed then the softened scale or crust can be gently scraped off. The scalp treatment is finished off with either a cooling moisturiser or anti-inflammatory cream or gel.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you would like more information on scalp problems or scalp treatments please contact us on 01386 421703 or email us.