A COMPLETE EXAMINATION ON HAIR HEALTH : HAIR CHECK UP
Having strong and healthy hair is of course everyone’s dream. Considering that the thing we care most about in the modern world is our appearance, hair is directly related to looking attractive, being liked by others, and feeling good when we look in the mirror. That’s why we can feel bad when the changes in our hair affect our appearance. On the other hand, these changes in our hair give us some clues about our mental and physical health. Just like our body, our hair also needs periodic examination. Just as we have regular check-ups for our health, we also need to have a hair check-up to find out what our hair health is like. With the hair check-up it is possible for us to know what our hair need and if it lost its vitality and get weakened in time. Thanks to the hair check-up, which helps to reveal health problems that may cause hair loss and examines the hair in every aspect, we plan personalized hair treatments and people get lush, vibrant and healthy hair with treatment protocols specific to their hair and skin structures.
What is hair check up?
Hair check-up can be defined as a whole of trichological tests for the detection and solution of hair and scalp problems. Within the scope of the application, the hair roots are examined with detailed microscopic shots and the mass index, elasticity of the hair; moisture, sebum (oil) and PH value are measured. In addition, basic components such as iron, zinc, folic acid, vitamin D, B12 and biotin, which are of great importance for human health, are examined. With the hair check-up, it is aimed to apply the most accurate treatment to the patient with the findings obtained by questioning the existence of genetic or hormonal effects that trigger hair loss.
Why is a Hair Check-Up Important?
Regular Hair Check-Ups are essential for maintaining optimal hair health and addressing any underlying issues before they worsen. By identifying early signs of hair loss, scalp conditions, or other concerns, we can intervene early and recommend appropriate treatments to prevent further damage and promote hair growth. Additionally, a Hair Check-Up allows us to track changes in your hair and scalp over time, providing valuable insights into your overall hair health and enabling us to adjust your treatment plan as needed.
How is hair check up applied?
Before starting the hair check-up, an anamnesis (patient history) is drawn up by a specialist trichologist (a branch of dermatology, which is the science of hair and scalp health) by conducting one-on-one interviews with the patient regarding their medical history, lifestyle and hair care routine. Then, a sample is taken from the scalp by measuring whether the hair is healthy, the breakage rate and the severity of the shedding, using the “tricogram” (low-level light therapy) technique, which examines the morphology (structure) of the hair and guides the diagnosis of hair diseases. After the physical examination and measurements, a blood test is requested from the patient in order to get to the source of the problem. The diagnosis is made according to the results of the scans and analyzes performed in the hair check-up, which lasts an average of 1-1.5 hours, and the content of the trichological therapy or treatment is decided for the patient. If there is a medical condition underlying the hair loss, the person is referred to a specialist physician who will deal with the case.
What to Expect During a Hair Check-Up?
During your Hair Check-Up appointment, one of our skilled specialists will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your scalp and hair. This may include:
- Visual examination of the scalp and hair follicles
- Analysis of hair density, thickness, and texture
- Assessment of scalp condition, including signs of inflammation, dandruff, or other dermatological issues
- Discussion of any hair loss concerns or changes in hair growth patterns
- Recommendations for further diagnostic tests or treatments if necessary
Our specialists will take the time to listen to your concerns and address any questions you may have about your hair health. We strive to create a comfortable and supportive environment where you can feel confident in discussing your hair care needs.
Scientific dimension of hair check-up: Genetic hair test
Although the causes of hair loss are different in men and women, in many cases, the problem of hair loss is based on genetics. Of course, factors other than genetics also trigger hair loss, but the medical world accepts that genetics plays a major role in the factors affecting hair health. From this point of view, it is seen that gene studies, which are used in many fields of medicine today, are also successfully applied in hair treatment. The genetic hair test applied to understand the underlying causes of hair loss is the newest of these technologies. With the hair test, also called “tricho test”, which can be a solution to the problems caused by genes in hair treatment, it can be understood which gene causes the hair to fall out in about 5-6 weeks. Thanks to genetic hair testing, personal formulas (hair serums, vitamins) can be developed to slow down hair and scalp problems; In some cases, it can be stopped altogether.
Who should have a hair check up?
Those who are disturbed by the weakness of their hair; Anyone who has problems such as regional hair loss, itching on the scalp, excessive dandruff or loss of elasticity of the hair can have a hair check-up. The application is started by trichologists after checking the vitamin and mineral balances that affect the hair in the blood values of the person.
Benefits of a Hair Check-Up:
Early Detection of Hair Loss: A Hair Check-Up can identify signs of hair loss or thinning hair early on, allowing for prompt intervention and treatment. Early detection is key to preventing further hair loss and maximizing the effectiveness of treatment options.
Personalized Recommendations: Based on the results of your Hair Check-Up, our specialists will provide personalized recommendations for hair care products, treatments, and lifestyle changes to improve the health and appearance of your hair. We understand that each individual is unique, and we tailor our recommendations to meet your specific needs and goals.
Improved Scalp Health: By addressing scalp issues such as dandruff, dryness, or inflammation, a Hair Check-Up can help improve overall scalp health and create a conducive environment for healthy hair growth. A healthy scalp is essential for strong, resilient hair, and our specialists will work with you to address any scalp concerns you may have.
Peace of Mind: Regular Hair Check-Ups offer peace of mind, knowing that your hair health is being monitored by professionals who can address any concerns and provide effective solutions. Whether you’re experiencing hair loss, scalp irritation, or simply want to maintain healthy hair, our team is here to support you every step of the way.
Schedule Your Hair Check-Up Today!
Don’t wait until hair problems become more severe. Schedule your Hair Check-Up appointment at Dr. Terziler today and take proactive steps towards maintaining healthy, vibrant hair. Our team of experts is here to support you on your journey to beautiful, healthy hair.
Yes, a Hair Check-Up is beneficial for everyone, regardless of whether you’re experiencing hair loss. It helps assess the overall health of your scalp and hair, detects any underlying issues early on, and provides personalized recommendations to maintain healthy hair.
The frequency of Hair Check-Ups may vary depending on individual hair health and concerns. However, we generally recommend scheduling a check-up at least once a year to monitor changes in your hair and scalp condition and ensure early detection of any potential issues.
To make the most of your Hair Check-Up appointment, it’s helpful to arrive with clean, dry hair, free from any styling products or treatments. Additionally, you may want to jot down any questions or concerns you have about your hair health to discuss with your specialist during the appointment.
If the Hair Check-Up identifies any issues with your hair or scalp, your specialist will discuss the findings with you and recommend appropriate treatment options. These may include topical treatments, dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause of the problem. Rest assured, our team is here to support you every step of the way and help you achieve healthy, vibrant hair.