Initial Hair Loss Consultation
IN AN EFFORT TO MAXIMIZE YOUR INITIAL HAIR LOSS VISIT
Give a good history: Although most hair loss doctors can diagnose many hair loss conditions upon examination; a detailed history can help us to differentiate more complicated conditions.
History of the hair loss (including when it started, how its gotten worse, associated life events or grooming practices), family history of hair loss, previous and current hairstyles, previous diagnoses and treatments (including hair transplants, platelet-rich plasma, scalp injections, light therapy and medications) and by other doctors, and any over the counter/ natural remedies
Provide old pictures of hair when the hair was more "normal" if available
Provide (images or bring in to the office) all medications, especially any current hair loss medications and vitamins
Provide (images or bring to the office) all current hair grooming products
Provide (fax prior to visit and/ or bring to the office) previous clinical exam notes, blood work, and scalp biopsies if available
Don't wash your hair 48 hours prior to your visit.
Come to visit with hair loose and in its "natural state": Please remove any hair attachments (braids, weaves, glue, attached wigs), hair updo's, hair camouflage, hair products (hair scalp oils/ hair fibers) at least 48 hours prior to your visit. If you have locs, please wear down and out. Please avoid putting products in the hair including oils on the day of your visit.
Remove (or be prepared to remove) any eyebrow or face makeup.
PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BE COMPLIANT WITH #7, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EVALUATE YOUR HAIR/ SCALP AND WE WILL HAVE TO RESCHEDULE YOUR VISIT. WE WILL ALSO BE UNABLE TO WAIT FOR ANY PATIENT TO TAKE THEIR HAIR OUT DURING THE TIME OF THE VISIT!