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Don't Let Scalp Problems Prevent You From Achieving Your Hair Goals

21 April, 2021

Scalp problems can prevent you from achieving your hair goals, and lead to hair thinning or hair loss. If the signs are detected early, you can prevent and stop hair loss by tackling scalp problems with the right treatment.

The scalp is not only a layer of skin sitting atop of your head, but you can look at it as the soil from which your hair grows. As an abstract comparison, even plants require adequately healthy soil in order to grow to their maximum potential.

Shifting away from abstracts, if your scalp is in poor condition, you are effectively setting yourself up for hair loss, thinning with a multitude of discomforts such as itching and flaking. A healthy scalp on the other hand will be the foundation for luscious, thick hair follicles, bringing you one step closer towards achieving your hair goals.

dandruff and hair thinning

There are other factors that can contribute to this goal, including using the right amount and quality of hair care products, engaging in healthy lifestyle habits and nutrition, and more.

You can be paying great attention to your hair, but if the same cannot be said about your scalp, your efforts might be in vain. So how do we detect and treat an unhealthy scalp? This article will walk you through everything you need to know about scalp care and its treatments.

How to know if my scalp is healthy and free of problems preventing hair goals?

Usually, this discussion begins on a reverse-engineering level, as it is easier to identify the signs of an unhealthy scalp. For most people, we can safely assume that something is not ideal for our scalp if we begin experiencing itchiness, flaky skin (seborrhea) or oiliness.

types of scalp problems seborrhea diagramThe discomforts listed above are usually the result of poor or inadequate hair and scalp care, such as excessive hair washing or using too much styling product. The sebaceous glands in our skin produce natural sebum oil, which not only moisturizes the scalp but also forms a protective layer atop of it and around the hair follicles. Washing your hair too often will eventually rinse off that layer, drying the scalp and exposing it to the abovementioned discomforts.

Other indicators for an unhealthy scalp are perfectly reflected on your hair follicles. Hair loss and thinning are some of the devastating consequences of improper scalp care, alongside a noticeably rougher hair texture.

The key to healthy hair is in detecting and addressing the symptoms of an unhealthy scalp as soon as possible. There are treatments designed to revitalize your scalp, effectively preventing hair loss and further deterioration, depending on the source and gravity of the condition. 

key to healthy scalp

What are scalp treatments good for?

Hair and scalp treatments helps to prevent more damage to your hair, effectively rejuvenating your scalp and thus, promoting healthy hair goals in the long run.

More importantly, with the advancements in modern medicine, these treatments have become less invasive, more efficient and the results are longer-lasting.

Scalp Nutrition Therapy- Hair Iontophoresis

 

Cell Nutrition Therapy, for instance, uses a widely researched electrical pulse system to deliver revitalizing nutrients to the hair, making it ideal for patients who are afraid of needles and are at the early stages of hair loss.

Kim Lim undergoing Lux LLLT Scalp Treatment

Low-level Light Therapy (LLLT) is another revolutionary system, using LED energy to encourage the hair follicles to heal, rejuvenate and discharge toxins. It is yet another non-invasive treatment, meant for patients who experience hair loss and thinning. Visible results usually appear in a month or two and will gradually improve over the course of the treatment.

Meso Hair Ultra- Micro-needling-1

Mesotherapy, on the other hand, uses miniature needles to administer essential nutrients into the dermis, delivering powerful results as one of the best form of scalp and hair loss treatments to date. The effects can become significant within 3 weeks, depending on the frequency of the treatments.

In the cases of severe hair loss, satisfactory results can become noticeable between 6 to 7 weeks, making it suitable for patients with more advanced hair loss conditions.

How to determine the best scalp treatment for you

Scalp treatments generally fall into two main categories - home remedies and professional treatments performed in hair and scalp care centers. With medically backed hair loss solutions performed by hair and scalp care professionals, you know you are in good hands. 

looking for the best scalp treatment

A consultation with a trichologist or hair care expert is highly recommended if you want to address and treat the root of the problem. Trichologists are specially trained professionals who focus exclusively on scalp conditions and treating hair loss, making them ideal to consult with for hair loss or scalp problems.

Schedule a consultation with our friendly trichologists to find the best scalp treatment for you.