Introducing Liam Byrne – Resident Trichologist at Robert Byrne Hairdressing in Navan, County Meath
Are you worried that your hair is becoming increasingly fine or thinning? Are you concerned about the condition of your scalp?
Robert Byrne Hairdressing in Navan is proud to boast an in-house Trichology specialist. Our very own Liam Byrne (pictured, left) has received training in all aspects of hair science care and hair processing.
Liam has been practising Trichology for 17+ years and is a member of the Institute of Trichologists.
What Does A Trichologist Do?
Trichology is the science of the structure, function and diseases of the human hair. An initial consultation is likely to last up to an hour and will give you the opportunity to discuss any hair issues or problems you may have, in the strictest of confidence.
During your consultation time, Liam will ask many questions covering your medical history, diet, stress levels, lifestyle and hair care regime. He will also examine your hair and scalp and may carry out a detailed hair analysis.
Liam will take a holistic viewpoint, giving consideration to various aspects of lifestyle and diet, and care and management of the hair (including sensitivities and allergies suffered) before a suitable regime for the scalp and hair can be recommended.
It is useful to bring with you details of any medication you are taking and the results of any recent blood tests you may have had.
Diagnosing Your Hair Loss Issues – The Next Steps
After your consultation, including detailed questioning and examination of your scalp and hair, Liam may be able to make a diagnosis, prognosis and discuss a course of action to try and improve your hair loss or thinning hair issues.
While it is common for scalp disorders to be diagnosed at the time of consultation, you may be referred to a medical practitioner for further tests, such as blood tests.
Once a diagnosis has been made, advice will be given, and any treatment offered (if this is deemed necessary).
Common Hair Conditions
Alopecia is a blanket term for hair loss of any kind. There are many types and causes of hair loss (alopecia), most of which can be effectively treated. Hair loss may be genetically inherited, or it may be caused by a variety of other factors including protein or other dietary deficiency, hormonal imbalance, and stress. Hair loss can also be the first sign of an otherwise undiagnosed or undetected underlying illness.
Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness)
The main type of hair loss for which there is no effective treatment is genetically inherited hair loss (known as Male Pattern Baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia). It is important to note, however, that this condition can and does affect females too, particularly after menopause) even though it is called Male Pattern Baldness (it is gene-linked, not sex-linked). In women, it is likely to lead to diffuse hair loss, (a general thinning of the hair density) rather than to obvious bald patches.
Scarring Alopecia can occur after infectious scalp disorders or, more rarely, auto-immune conditions (when the body attacks the hair follicle).
Other types of alopecia include Alopecia Areata (still), Alopecia Totalis, Alopecia Universalis and Traction Alopecia. These are all entirely distinct from Androgenetic Alopecia (above) and have a much better chance of responding to professional diagnosis and treatment
Book Your Hair Loss Consultation with the Trichologist at Robert Byrne Hairdressing Salon in Navan, County Meath
Please book in for a consultation with our Trichologist Liam Byrne by calling the salon on 0469021176 or 0469071100.