Hair and nail disorders


Hair and nail disorders are varied and can lead to significant symptoms, changes in physical appearance, and psychological distress. In our hair and nail clinic, we provide a dermatological examination, arrange any necessary investigations to achieve a diagnosis, and advise on appropriate treatment for a range of conditions. For hair loss, investigations will often include blood tests and a scalp biopsy.

Conditions and treatments

We provide treatment for the following hair disorders:

Non-scarring hair loss:

  • Alopecia areata
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Female pattern hair loss – after diagnosis, we will ask the GP to supervise treatment

Scarring hair loss:

  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Lichen planopilaris
  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia
  • Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
  • Folliculitis decalvans
  • Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp
  • Traction alopecia

Treatment of hair disorders may include topical, injected, or oral therapy.

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