Introduction to Hair Loss

Over the many years of clinical practice here at the Spencer Clinic, we have come to understand that the majority of hair fall or hair loss complaints are known to be linked to genetics, autoimmune conditions and disruption to our systemic health. When one is experiencing a hair fall/loss problem, the first most important step to take is to find out WHY.

Specialised training 

During a consultation with either Richard Spencer or Samantha Stewart, the information collated, along with the clinical features, allows us to ascertain the cause, the diagnosis and prognosis of the patients complaint.

It is the specialised training and ongoing experience that allows a trichologist to recognise the above. Where suitable, we may recommend clinical therapy which would include deep stimulative treatment. This would be offered together with back up which may include nutritional information and vitamin/mineral supplement recommendations and, where necessary, products for home help.

Experienced professionals 

If we decide further investigation is needed, such as blood tests, scalp biopsies etc, we will furnish you with a GP referral form to relevant practitioners. These may include Endocrinologists, Dermatologists, clinical nutritionists.

The word ALOPECIA simply means ‘a loss of hair’ and is used as a prefix for a variety of hair fall complaints.

Reasons or causes can include the general health, the nervous system, autoimmune disorders, prescribed medication, anaesthetics, nutrition, pregnancy, lactation, contraception etc.

In fact, almost anything that alters the physical and mental wellbeing can be a contributory factor to hair fall/hair loss. This is why a thorough consultation with an experienced trichologist is so important.