Hair Loss FAQs

Hair Loss FAQs Simone Thomas Trichology Clinics Dorset

Below you will find some of the most commonly asked questions about hair loss, thinning hair and scalp disorders. 

Men, women and children from across the UK, Europe and America visit Simone Thomas Hair Loss Clinic in Bournemouth, Dorset, seeking help for hair loss, thinning hair and scalp conditions.

If you are suffering from any issues with your hair, please do not suffer alone. Call our hair loss team on 01202 760003 and book in for a consultation with one of our trichologists today.

Hair Loss & Thinning Hair FAQs

Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp and a trichologist is someone who specialises in hair loss & thinning hair and provides hair loss treatments.

At Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Westbourne, we are not just experienced in hair loss, we are certified experts who can provide the best possible hair loss treatments with proven results.

Simone Thomas has over 10 years’ experience in hair loss, with a global reputation for successfully diagnosing and treating various male and female hair loss conditions, as well as hair loss in children. 

The causes of hair loss in men are becoming more widely recognised, as well as the impact on a man’s confidence and self esteem. Male hair loss conditions include male pattern baldness, receding hairlines, cancer, alopecia, traction alopecia and medication. We can provide solutions for hair loss in men in a confidential and relaxed setting.

There are various severities of female hair loss. The most common cause of extreme shedding and hair loss in women is female pattern baldness, which could be caused by ageing, pregnancy, hereditary factors or medications. Alopecia, traction alopecia, cancer and trichotillomania are also causes. Simone Thomas Salon offers a variety of solutions for female hair loss and identify unique ways to increase your confidence.

The number of hair strands normally lost in a day varies, but on average it’s around 100. In order to maintain a normal volume, hair must be replaced at the same rate at which it is lost. The first signs of hair thinning that women will often notice are more hairs than usual left in the hairbrush after brushing or in the basin after shampooing. Styling can also reveal areas of thinning, such as a wider parting or a thinning crown.

Children can suffer both permanent and temporary hair loss. We understand the frustration felt by both the parent and child, and can discuss options in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

The side effects of some medicines can cause your hair to thin or fall out.  Please talk to your GP if you suffer any side effects from taking medication.  Also book in for a consultation at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth so we can help with your hair needs.  We are highly trained trichologists with experience in dealing with hair loss, thinning hair and scalp disorders.

Whether hair loss is reversible or not depends entirely on its cause. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing hair loss.  Read our article about hair loss to find out more.

Alopecia is widely known, yet there are huge variations of the condition that affect people for a short-term, or ongoing basis. Alopecia Areata, Scarring Alopecia, Anagen Effluvium and Telogen Effluvium are all hair loss conditions recognised by Simone Thomas Clinic, and we have a variety of non-surgical treatments to help.

Traction alopecia is a form of alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused by wearing your hair in a particularly tight hairstyle such as a ponytail, pigtail or braids. 

Trichotillomania, also known as trich, is when someone cannot resist the urge to pull out their hair. They may pull out the hair on their head or in other places, such as their eyebrows or eyelashes.

The sudden, diffuse hair loss from all over the scalp is called telogen effluvium and can be the result of improper nutrition, stress, hormonal upsets and pregnancy. A reduction in your hair’s diameter can also be influenced by these things, but is most often due to genetics, follicle sensitivity to hormones, and to age. Traumas such as major surgery, poisoning, and severe stress can result in telogen effluvium where many hairs enter the resting phase at the same time, causing shedding and subsequent thinning.

The most common cause of hair loss in women we see is anaemia and ferritin deficiency (iron deficiency). 

Free consultations are available to cancer patients (hospital paperwork must be provided).  A distressing side effect of chemotherapy to treat cancer is hair loss. We make it our mission to help sufferers feel themselves by offering partial or full hair loss treatments and solutions. Another cancer treatment that can cause hair loss is radiotherapy.  Hair loss can occur in partial areas or all over the body. We
can provide advice about how to deal with the hair loss and potential solutions during the treatment.

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Whether you’re experiencing partial hair loss, full hair loss, temporary hair loss or repeating hair loss, we have a solution for you. After a personal consultation, each treatment will be uniquely tailored to suit you and hair styled to your preference.  Treatment options might include a physical scalp treatment such as PRP Therapy or microdermabrasion, a nutritional plan, hair loss products, extensions, hair volumiser, wig, toupee or integrated lace system.

We do indeed.  The team at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Westbourne are specialists in finding, fitting, cutting and styling a range of human hair and synthetic wigs and toupees.  Find out more about our wig and toupee services here.

Your first step is to book in for a consultation at Simone Thomas Hair Loss Clinic in Westbourne.   We will then send you a detailed health questionnaire to be completed prior to your appointment.   You will be asked to answer questions on various topics such as family history, health, nutrition, lifestyle, diet, stress levels, medication and other factors which you feel could be a cause.

The first hour of your consultation will include a thorough examination of your scalp and hair.  Your hair specialist will then provide suggestions for improvement and will follow-up with an email giving further advice and tips.   

After your initial meeting you will then have an hour-long treatment with one of our hair loss directors for a hair and scalp treatment, which will include various products for your condition and hair type. The scalp and hair treatment may also include a blow-dry. Further appointments may be needed for ongoing treatment or a three month review.

Pictures will be taken in all of the consultations to keep a record of the pattern of hair loss and scalp condition, which will enable us to monitor progress and improvement.  You can book a consultation by either calling us or by completing the form below.

An hour consultation with a member of the team starts from £150, to be paid in advance when booking.  Free consultations are available to cancer patients (hospital paperwork must be provided).

Contact Simone Thomas Trichology Clinic in Bournemouth

Our highly qualified and experienced team can help provide a variety of treatment options for your hair loss.  Call Simone Thomas Trichology Clinic on the number at the bottom of the page or alternatively you can book online or request a consultation by completing the form below.

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