Treating with care
Hair goes beyond just framing your face, it can transform your confidence, your self-belief and even your identity and how people interact with you. That’s why there is no shame in wanting to find a solution when your hair isn’t looking its best.
At the Fulham Scalp and Hair Clinic we focus on identifying the causative factors of your change in hair and scalp health. With this knowledge you are empowered to not repeat behaviours that may be triggering your poor hair and scalp health and understand what is going on rather than hide in fear.
Sustainability is our dedicated approach and that means sustainable recovery for your hair and scalp health to avoid repeat problems, but also a sustainable routine to for you to care for and afford the treatment plan that is best for you.
Our consultants; Teresa and Eleanore, are passionate about their work, and their highly personal, understanding and empathetic approach to each of their patients sets them apart. Teresa and Eleanore’s wealth of experience and dedication to their patients ensures a high success rate with delighted patients referring time and time again.
We treat a range of hair loss and scalp problems
Hair Loss Conditions
This is an autoimmune condition that can be triggered or exacerbated by stress, but about a fifth of people with this condition have a family history of alopecia already. The condition normally presents as a circular area of hair loss.
This is a type of gradual hair loss, mainly caused by tight pulling and tension being applied to the hair. This often results from the sufferer frequently wearing his/her hair in a very tight ponytail, weave, braids or extensions.
This can occur after infectious scalp disorders, traumatic styling procedures such as relaxer burns or more rarely as a result of certain auto-immune conditions (when the body attacks the hair follicle as if it were a pathogen). The follicles are scarred and future hair growth is restricted in the affected area.
Otherwise known as genetic hair loss or male pattern baldness, this type of alopecia is particularly common among men but can also affect women.
In women, it is likely to lead to diffuse hair loss, (a general thinning of the overall hair density) rather than obvious bald patches and treatments to improve this condition are often likely to be more effective on women than on men.
Although there is no cure for this condition, hair loss can be limited or slowed down in some cases when treated early. For more extensive cases the best solution may be a hair transplant. The important thing to understand is that response to treatments are incredibly varied from person to person.
Temporary hair loss that often follows severe changes to the body’s normal functioning. During this period of change more hairs than normal enter into the shedding phase of their hair growth cycle at the same time, resulting in hair shedding and a loss of hair density. This is most commonly noticed after severe stress, illness, weight loss or post pregnancy.
Affecting almost 2% of the population, Psoriasis is a common scaling skin disease which can commonly develop in the scalp also. The condition is distressing but generally does not cause permanent hair loss. The precise cause of psoriasis is not known, but it is almost certainly the result of a disorder of the immune system. Correct diagnosis prior to treatment is essential.
This pustular condition, caused by bacterial infection of the follicle. It can be very itchy and can eventually lead to permanent hair loss and scarring. Scratching and shaving the hair short are easy ways to keep the infection spreading therefore prompt treatment and correct advice are essential, but the condition is not always curable.
This condition is caused by allergens that have come into contact with the scalp, such as oils, hair colours and other styling products. This results in a flaky and severely itchy scalp that can also be red and tender. Treatment is almost always successful but diagnosis is key.
Seborrhoeic eczema (dermatitis) is caused by an overgrowth of a yeast population on the surface of the scalp causing increased skin cell turnover which results in scaling and flaking skin. The scalp can also be very itchy and the condition can be exacerbated by stress or dietary factors. Treatment can control this condition but the those experiencing it may always be prone to symptoms in the future.