Today is a new dawn for American consumers. Since the invention of the computer and the age of the Internet, people have been given a window to peer in and engage with any and everything that they can read about or imagine. No longer are things in this life a mystery to the human race. As it was just a mere 40 years ago, people are learning and absorbing information at record speed due to the advances that man has made all over the globe. What a fascinating world we live in today.
Trichology is one of the latest phenomena. This science, which is the study of hair loss and scalp disorders, is taking the US by storm. No longer will people that suffer from hair loss to have to sit and ponder where they should go for help. Now, they will have the choices to see which specialist that they should see and why.
In the past, most people that started to experience hair loss would consult their hairdressers to see if they could help or if they even knew the answers to why the hair was thinning or coming out. Most hairdressers' skills and knowledge were limited to using haircare products. Most that say they treat hair loss still could not do more than use the tools that they have and what is allowed. The only other option the hairdresser could do was to refer a client to a dermatologist.
When clients, who suffer from hair loss, visit a dermatologist there are certain protocols that a dermatologist have at their disposal. Most patients would be given Rogaine or Propecia to help their hair loss. If this does not help, they may be given a steroid injection in the scalp to see if this may help. Some also have scalp biopsies done to check for bacteria or fungus to see if this may be the cause of the person's hair loss. When the end conclusion of all of these modalities do not work, it leaves the patient feeling hopeless, as well as helpless, because they are still losing their hair.
Others may find themselves visiting hair loss clinics where there are plastic surgeons or cosmetic surgeons who perform hair transplant surgery. Most people who go this route normally suffer from MPB or FBP.
It is a genetic form of hair loss where the person has balding on top and this type of surgery is what they desire to have done if they are a good candidate for this procedure. Now there are people who go to cosmetic surgeons, who also have been trained in performing this method of surgery, but perform small cosmetic procedures for people that want hair in the temples or a little more hair around the hairline as a touch up, where they do not need to do too much cutting. These are minimally invasive types of surgery that some people have their cosmetic doctors perform on them.
The trichologist, on the other hand, does what we call the overhaul work. Trichologists must be able to identify the type of hair loss a person is suffering from because this will be the determining factor as to what type of treatment will be performed on the client. In trichology clinics, we must examine all medical history along with visible symptoms on the scalp, if any. In addition, the trichologist should perform hair bulb extraction for lab sample collection, which, by the way, most dermatologists and plastic surgeons do not do to find out hair loss causes.
Once the hair samples are collected, go through its cleaning and treatment process, it is then ready to go under microscopic and polarization analysis. This procedure is vital in detecting hair loss disorders that people are experiencing that the other type of hair doctors normally miss if they are not trained in looking at hair bulbs in this manner. This is the only true way that a professional can help a client who has been suffering from unexplained hair loss. Rogaine should not be prescribed for genetic hair loss to a person who has anemic hair loss because the causes are completely different.
A trichologist knows that one is caused by deficiency of nutrients and scalp induration where the other is caused by DHT being supercharged by the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme which then Rogaine can be used for. But since Minoxidil was created, there have been so many advances in the hair loss sector to help both men and women that want alternative treatments for their hair loss problems. We know that Americans who have discovered trichology for themselves feel more hopeful in their outcome without having to resort to surgery and toxic medications and steroids. Our goal and mission here at Miyohara Trichology is to educate and show people that they do have choices in their treatment protocols. By giving them all the arsenal they need to reignite their hair treatment program, to help restore the quality and the healthiness of their scalp and hair, they will regain the confidence in their appearance. Once again, there is hope and trichology is the answer.
Fall is now upon us and many women and men often change their hair styles for the fall season.
Chemical straightening is one type of process that is done. Many people let their hair go natural in the summer months so that they do not have to hassle with upkeep, but once Fall returns, a more conservative polished look is what everyone goes for in keeping with the season's latest trends.
Fall is actually one of the worst times of the year to chemically straighten hair. It does not matter what type of hair straightener one uses, any straightening technique like Japanese, Brazilian, or the ever so popular Keratin can lead to hair loss if performed this time of year.
You may ask what makes this so? It is the process of chronobiology. This is when hair cells are in its telegenic phase (shedding), when it begins to expel old hair follicles to generate new hair bulbs.
Just like how the leaves change in fall, so does the cycle of hair. When the hair begins its shedding process, an individual can lose over 200 strands a day, so by chemically altering the hair structure, this can weaken and accelerate the hair to come out even more leading to baldness.
We, at Miyohara Trichology, advise to hold off on all chemical straightening procedures in the fall. It's best to focus on nourishing the scalp and hair with high content moisturizing and organic shampoo and conditioning agents to help counteract and slow down the effects that the fall season has on all hair. Treat the hair with great care especially in this season. Eat well, drink plenty of water (coconut water for fast hydration), and get at least 8 hours of sleep so that your hair as well as the rest of the body will have a good chance to recover.
As researchers race to test vaccines against COVID-19, this infectious disease is. still causing thousands of deaths every day on a global scale.
If you've already heard of the coronavirus before this pandemic, it might sound weird to you that such a common virus could be responsible for this destruction. However, scientists identified hundreds of coronavirus strains that cause varying degrees of upper respiratory tract infections.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus family is known to change its genetic material (similar to our DNA), which means that occasionally, a new viral strain emerges with destructive properties, such as SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).
Similar to the common cold and the flu, COVID-19 gets transmitted via respiratory droplets, which are tiny water vesicles that contain a large number of the virus. The vesicles get released when sick individuals cough or sneeze.
In this article, we will discuss the relationship between COVID-19 and hair loss, as well as how to deal with this issue.
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a medical condition characterized by the overproduction of sweat from the sudoriparous glands.
At first, you might think that this condition is benign. After all, how damaging can excessive sweating be?
However, hyperhidrosis causes more damage than meets the eye. One of the consequences of this condition is hair loss seen in both males and females.
In this article, we will define hyperhidrosis and unveil the ways this malady causes hair loss.