Speaking on the launch of these 5 specialities, Dr. Bani Anand, Founder and Managing Director, Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic says, “The hair care needs of people varies at different stages in life and now Hairline International offers specialty treatment options in trichology catering to every segment. Eventually we will get to launching specific products which will also be used in therapies for each of these groups”.
Speaking on the specialities, Dr. Divya K G, Dermatologist, Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic says, “These specialities allow us to examine each patient for specific issues that may be afflicting them based on their general health, age and gender. This allows for a more focussed approach to therapy protocols that we work out for them”.
Addressing the media on the importance of nutrition in Trichology care, Mansi Belani, Fitness Nutritionist, Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic says, “While overall good nutrition may be common across age groups and genders, there is a need for customized dietary and nutritional approaches. Such approaches take into consideration age or gender specific ailments, personal health levels and more. Good nutrition is a very important factor to determine good hair and skin”.
Here is a look at each of the specialities
Geriatric Trichology: Besides male and female pattern baldness, alopecia areata and senescent alopecia there are several ailments that can lead to geriatric hair loss. This is particularly for patients in the age bracket of 60 years and above. These ailments can cause scarring alopecias likes LPP, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, Folliculitis Decalvans etc. There is also hair loss that is caused due to tumour metastasis to the scalp, commonly seen among breast cancer patients. Menopause can also cause hair loss. Overall hair loss among the elderly is multifactorial and warrants close inspection. Specialized treatments in the form of hormonal therapies, topical treatments, SMP as well as non-surgical options of hair weaving and bonding, in addition to hair transplants, will be offered to geriatric patients at Hairline International.
Endocrinal Trichology: Endocrinal ailments cut across age groups. It is a fact that hair growth is regulated by hormonal changes in the body. In this specialty, patients will be diagnosed through a series of thorough blood tests. Based on individual cases, nutritional counseling will be provided. Medications that specifically deal with endocrine-related ailments will be prescribed. Additional therapies such as micro-grafting, SMP as well as hair transplants and micro-grafting options will be offered under this specialty at Hairline International.
Pediatric Trichology: There are several medical reasons for hair loss in children (here considered till the age of 15 years) such as fungal infections, lice infestations, alopecia areata, Trichotillomania, tractional alopecia, Telogen Effluvium as well as endocrinal and nutritional deficiencies that can cause unusual hair loss among children. Non-medical reasons include new born hair loss, frictional hair loss as well as hair abuse. These require specialized attention, counselling as well as treatment therapies that will now be managed through the specialties at Hairline International.
Gynaecology-Related Trichology: There are several gynaecological reasons why hair may be affected, especially in the age bracket of 18-55 years of age. During pregnancy, an increased number of hair go into resting phase which is a part of normal hair loss cycle. It may occur due to vitamin or mineral deficiency. Most common period of hairloss is 3 months post-delivery or post-partum. Upto 60% of hair that is in the growth phase may enter the resting phase leading to acute or chronic Telogen Effluvium. Hairloss is also triggered by the change in theestrogen levels which is characteristic of the peri- and post-menopausal stages in a woman’s life. These changes in estrogen level can also affect hair in the post-menopausal stage. Each case will be examined and a personalized therapy approach will be created.
Psychiatric Trichology: Many psychiatric issues such as anxiety, depression, anorexia, bulimia, schizophrenia etc., can cause issues like Alopecia areata, Tellogen effluvium and Trichotillomania etc. These issues can affect any age group. These problems can be addressed by a psychiatrist, a nutritionist and a dermatologist at Hairline by providing aesthetic help to improve confidence, self-esteem and external appearances.
Each of these specialties will also involve intense focus on the diet of an individual and will be examined and prescribed by a qualified nutritionist. A psychologist will also be available at each of the 7 centers of Hairline International for counselling who will consult across all specialities.
Hairline International now offers appointments across its centres for consultation under each of these specialties, based on doctor consultation and advice.