We actively encourage our patients to seek advice from their GP as they can pick up many of the most serious problems that can affect the hair, saving you both time and money. However, many doctors do not understand many of the clinical factors regarding hair loss as in such cases as chronic hair ‘thinning’ it is seen as a low priority problem and not an issue to be dealt with as it’s ‘just one of those things’…this is wrong and can be devastating to the person who is suffering.
GP’s should not be dismissive of your hair or scalp problem; however trivial they think it is.
Hair loss/hair thinning is a very real issue and you should not be made to feel “is it me?…am I just imagining it?”
The average GP will have little knowledge of chronic hair conditions. A registered Trichologist is well placed to take the time to perform a full consultation and make a preliminary diagnosis as to what the problem is.
In some cases where a clinical issue has been overlooked, we try to form a relationship with your medical practitioner (advise them on the reason for the problem) and perform the tests required to get the best treatment for you.
However, NHS budgets are stretched and so some GP’s may refuse to be involved in what are classed as ‘sub-clinical issues’ in which case we will find you the best private treatment to help you with your problem.