Ottawa Hair Loss Clinic | SCALP CONDITIONS
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Scalp conditions are very common, most are embarrassing and very irritating and some can cause hair loss. Treatment of the majority of scalp disorders involves slowing down the often rapid growth of skin cells to reduce gradually the persistent build-up of dead skin (scale). We have the best scalp treatment that includes the use of exfoliates, anti-pruritic (relieves itching), and anti-bacterial etc. The symptoms of many scalp disorders can be completely cleared if treated correctly.

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SCALP CONDITIONS

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Seborrhoeic Eczema

 

This is a chronic relapsing inflammatory scalp condition occurring in seborrhoeic areas (area with more sebaceous glands). It spited of the name it is not necessarily an oily condition. It presents differing signs, varying between mild pruritic scaling and erythema, to excessive scaling and crusting formed from dried exudation over a red and moist scalp.

The whole of the scalp can be affected, particularly the margins and retro auricular area behind the ears. Seborrhoeic eczema can be highly pruritic, which leads to excoriation and secondary infection with postulation.

Irritant Dermatitis (Contact Dermatitis)

 

This is caused by a substance which can create cell damage when applied for the first time in strong concentration i.e. bleach, relaxer (sodium hydroxide). It can also occur when weak concentrations of successive applications i.e. shampoo are used. That substance is called the primary irritant. The reaction caused may be inflammatory but it is not an allergic reaction.

Psoriasis

 

This often begins on scalp or elbows with circular areas of uniform darker/redder skin clearly differing in colour from adjacent normal coloured skin. These areas are covered with dry white, adherent silvery scales, which can sometimes be quite dense. These scales are not easily removed but when they are, then coarse lined skin with bleeding points can be seen underneath them.

Pityriasis Amiantacea

 

This is a scalp condition that causes scaling, and can occur in patches anywhere on your scalp. It most commonly affects those between the ages of 25 to 50, and also those who have psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and lichen simplex. Pityriasis Amiantacea initially characterized by the formation of tight scales on the scalp. Eventually, these scales overlap, cling together, ‘build up and result in hard patches with matted hair at the root”.

Folliculitis

 

Folliculitis is inflammation and infection of the hair follicle, mostly affecting young black men. The signs of folliculitis are pustules and follicular inflammation throughout the scalp, but mostly affecting the nuchael to occipital area where raised nodules and keloidal scarring can exist. There are pustules, weeping, bleeding, erythema, crusting, and hair breakage in particular to the neck area. The condition can extend upwards towards the vertex.  Symptoms include prolonged intense itching and it can occur on any hairy position.

Acne Necrotica Milaris

 

This presents a few minute yellow pustules that are extremely itchy. They are situated at the opening of the hair follicles. The pustules have a cone-shaped crust over a moist base and are of pinhead size. Four or five of these tiny lesions can be found scattered across the scalp. They are prone to affect the top of the scalp and when healed they form tiny scars which can occurs with male pattern loss making the scarring difficult to see.

Ringworm

 

This is not caused but is a superficial fungal infection of the scalp affecting mostly children. It is a non-scarring, patchy hair loss showing brittle hairs and broken stumps of hair with grey coloured scale and erythema. The patch or patches are circular and show dry, dull broken hairs very unlike the surrounding uninfected hairs. The hairs tend to lie at different angles to one another.

 

At the Ottawa Hair loss and Wellness Center, we have experts and state of the art equipment’s that will be used for the treatment of any of your scalp condition. We have a working method and our teeming list of clients is a testament to the efficacy of our treatment.