What Really Works for Dandruff?

Dandruff is a condition of scalp in which scales or flakes appear with marked itching. In some cases it can be an embarassing situation and individuals struggle to find a right dandruff treatment. Our Mumbai clinic is frequented by patients who are looking for the best dandruff solution for their stubborn dandruff condition.

Causes of Dandruff or Scaling of Scalp

Not Brushing Hair Frequently

Brushing hair aids the shedding of dead skin of scalp. By not brushing frequently the scalp is unable to shed the scales and it can promote yeast or fungal infection in the scalp.

Fungi Or Yeast

Some scalps are more sensitive to fungal development and dandruff is a recurrent problem for them. They may have dandruff in both summer and winter months.

Dry Skin

People with dry skin tend to have flaky scalp with dandruff but the scales are small and without oil.

Seborrheic dermatitis (irritated, oily skin)

Dandruff in seborrheic dermatitis is greasy yellowish and difficult to treat with OTC products. Dandruff develops mostly at hair margins, behind the ears, chest, around the nose etc. It is also associated with marked itching and greasy scalp.

Not Enough Shampooing

When your shampoo is not right for your scalp or you are using either a very mild shampoo or a harsh shampoo it can cause a product built up, or built of oil due to heavy conditioners present in the shampoos. A mild shampoo can also cause dandruff by ineffective removal of scalp oil.

Certain Skin Conditions

People with skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema are prone to develop dandruff easily.

Some Illnesses

Patients with Parkinson's disease or neurological disorders are more likely to develop dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Individuals with weak immune system or patients recovering from heart attacks or strokes also tend to develop dandruff more often than others.

Reaction To Hair Or Skin Care Products

Some may have allergic reactions to the ingredients present in the cosmetic products for hair and scalp and can cause itching, redness and dandruff.

Malassezia

Some may have allergic reactions to the ingredients present in the cosmetic products for hair and scalp and can cause itching, redness and dandruff.

Diet

Sometimes a defiecient diet in Zinc and vitamin B can also cause dandruff.

Mental Stress

There is supposed to be a link between stress and dandruff.

HIV

HIV patients are also prone to develop dandruff.

When To See a Doctor for Dandruff Treatment?

If several weeks of self dandruff treatment or over the counter products have not helped you, or relieved the itching or hair loss is also an associated symptom with the dandruff, you should consider seeking the expert opinion of a Trichologist to know it it is dandruff or something else.

Other Symptoms Associated with Dandruff

  • Oily greasy scalp
  • Itching of scalp
  • Bleeding in extreme cases
  • Folliculitis or infection of hair follicles
  • Acne on face

Treatment of Dandruff

Dandruff is usually treated with following ingredients or a combination of them with oral supplements or antifungals in some cases. Zinc Pyrithione, Selenium sulfide, Ketoconazole, tea tree oil, salicylic acid, coal tar help to reduce the oil production, remove scales or control the fungi present on scalp. Some scalps are also helped by topical and oral natural anti dht agents or antiandrogens. Green Tea potential - Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia, USA, found green tea to be having potential for dandruff treatment.

Details

Revital Trichology clinic in Mumbai, India offers all the latest therapies under one roof for hair loss solution in women. For a detailed consultation call us on 9322681717 or write to us at rekhayad17@gmail.com

Free consultations are offered on Tuesdays at Bandra clinic by prior appointment.

Cost involved

Consultation charge:
The first consultation charge including the hair and scalp analysis is Rs 700 and no follow up visit charges for six months thereafter. It is advisable not to shampoo for 24 hrs before the consultation.

Free consultations are available on request for special cases (students, cancer patients, patients who are not benefited by other clinics) on Tuesdays at Bandra by prior appointment only from 5 to 7 pm.

Supplements and products:
You may be given natural oral supplements, medicated hair shampoos made with carefully selected ingredients and topical applications specific to your hair and scalp conditions, from the clinic to take care of your scalp wellness and boost the hair growth. On an average they may cost you Rs 800 to 1800 per month for a period of 3 to 4 months.

Mesotherapy:
Starting at Rs 1200 to 4000 per session, depending on the area of involvement and the severity of hair loss. Based on the individual case, we can also design a package for the protocol best suited to your condition upon your request to make it cost effective for you.The mesotherapy sessions for hair loss may vary in each individual case in the dose, ingredients used and the number of sittings required. Mesotherapy for hair loss also differs from Trichologist to Trichologist. Patients, who have had no effect with previous mesotherapy, have also shown immense imrpovement with our specific combination of mesotherapy ingredients. On an average a package of 6 to 10 sittings may cost 8 to 15 thousand rupees over a span of 1.5 to 3 months.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP for hair loss :
A highly concentrated PRP therapy at our clinics may cost you 15000 rupees for 3 sessions and 17000 for 4 sessions.

Hair Transplant/ Direct Hair Transplant or Implant/ Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE:
We have kept our costs very affordable so that we can give you a dense packing of grafts for a fuller looking voluminous head of hair. It may cost you Rs 25000 to Rs 1,30,000 by Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE technique with or without body hair transplant, for 1000 to 6000 grafts including 2 to 4 sessions of complimentary PRP therapy. We have tried to provide the basic information on the cost. For further details on the cost and type of therapy that will best suit your hair and scalp condition, You can take an appointment for the hair and scalp analysis and personal consultation by calling on 9322681717. Follicular Unit Hair Transplant or FUT: