Are you struggling with hair and scalp problems and searching for a solution? Look no further. Consulting a dermatologist trichologist in NYC could be the best decision you make for your hair’s health and well-being.
What is a trichologist?
A trichologist is a highly trained professional who specializes in hair and scalp disorders. These include alopecia, balding, hair thinning, dandruff, scalp disorders and more. It’s important to know, however, that there are different types of trichologists. There isn’t a specific trichology license. A trichologist may be licensed in medicine or other health profession. Some trichologists have cosmetology licenses and then pursues special expertise in hair. Some trichologists are trained in hair and scalp care but have no licenses at all. This impacts the type and depth of expertise the trichologist is able to offer. So it follows that the services will be different when trichologists are physicians, such as dermatologists, other types of health professionals, cosmetic professionals such as hair stylists, or laypeople with expertise.
The advantage of a dermatologist trichologist?
Does a trichologist have a medical degree? Well, as mentioned above, not necessarily. This is why seeing a trichologist who is also a dermatologist has advantages.
Hair and scalp disorders can be an issue of grooming practices–or they may be representative of serious medical problems such as lupus, psoriasis, thyroid problems, drug reactions, nutritional deficiencies and more. Only a health professional, however, is able to diagnose medical problems, do biopsies, order blood tests, or offer certain treatment options such as prescription medications. Board-certified dermatologists are doctors and are the most trained experts in hair and scalp conditions. Then even among board-certified dermatologists, some, like Dr. Strachan, are special experts in hair and scalp issues. As a physician, Dr. Strachan is qualified and trained to make a diagnosis, biopsy, prescribe and treat. Dr. Strachan is a dermatologist hair loss specialist who could also be described as a dermatologist trichologist.
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Although hair loss effects people of all ethnic back grounds, African Americans often have unique issues due to their special hair texture and hair grooming practices. Unfortunately, even many hair loss specialists are not experienced and knowledgeable with kinky and curly hair textures so are unable to help these patients. The great news is that Dr. Strachan is an expert in all hair and scalp types. She is and expert in African American hair and textured hair concerns.
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At Aglow Dermatology, we offer online consultations for patients located anywhere in the states of New York and Connecticut. In general, however, the initial visit for hair loss is best done in person. It can be difficult to diagnose alopecia online as diagnosis often involves types of examinations that are not captured by a camera. If you need to get started with a video visit, we will do our best to help. If you already have a working diagnosis, however, management can often be done virtually.
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