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Scalp Conditions

Itchy flaky scalps can be a real problem as well as being uncomfortable often people are embarrassed by the white flakes falling onto their clothes, if this sounds familiar let us help you with tried and tested treatments that help to manage most conditions relieving the relentless itching and stopping the flaking.

DandruffDandruff: Very common, annoying complaint, caused by the skin on the scalp reacting to a certain type of yeast.  Manageable with the correct shampoos and hair care regime. 


 

Psoriasis: This condition is a speeding up of the replacement of skin cells, it usually takes around a month for the skin to go through its normal growing and shedding cycle, with Psoriasis this happens within a week, causing a buildup of dead psoriasisskin cells resulting in Psoriatic plaques, whether this be on the head or in other common areas such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis is categorized as an autoimmune disorder, there are medical treatments that can be employed, when it is on the scalp there are very effective trichological treatments that can be given that will help to manage this condition, calming the inflammation and removing the build up of dead skin.

 

Seborrhoeic Eczema: This is a chronic relapsing inflammatory scalp consebhorrhoeic eczemadition which occurs in the seborrheic areas of body, where there are the most sebaceous glands.  This condition can be mild and itchy through to excessive scaling, inflammation and secretions.  Seborrhoeic eczema is caused by a reaction to yeasts, pityrosporm ovale, (Malassezia furfur).  Diet and medications can also affect this condition.  In babies this condition is called cradle cap.  This distressing condition can be effectively managed with specialist trichological treatments.


Contact Dermatitis
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There are 2 types of dermatitis, irritant and allergic.Irritant Dermatitis 

Irritant dermatitis is an immediate reaction to bleach or detergent, whereas allergic is a delayed reaction to an allergen, for example hair dye.

This is why it is so important to have a patch test before any colour or in salon treatment to reduce the chances of contact dermatitis.

 

Neurodermatitis: also called lichen simplex is a very itchy eczema patch that becomes worse through continued rubbing or scratching.  Usually a single patch at the nape of the neck.  A combination of medical and trichological treatments can be very effective at controlling this condition.

At UK Hair Specialists we understand that hair and scalp disorders can be difficult to come to terms with. The hair on your head is a defining part of your identity and any form of hair loss can feel as if your are losing your identity resulting in loss of self-confidence and can in some cases lead to depression. Having a consultation with a definitive diagnosis is often the first step on the road to understanding and dealing with your hair loss. All our consulations are in complete confidence and we can discuss the options open. Please use the contact us form for more details.