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Clinical application techniques
Exposing the scalp…
- Use a comb to divide your hair and form a ‘parting’. It will then be easier to target and apply the lotion / spray directly to your scalp.
- Apply the correct dosage. Check with your product manufacturer’s or trichologist’s recommended dosage. Typically, you can apply less product if you are treating a smaller area – such as the crown – than if you are treating the whole of your crown or your entire scalp.
- Apply your lotion or spray directly to the area where your hair is thinning
- If using a dropper hold directly next to the scalp. If using a spray, trigger from 2-3” from the surface of your scalp to stay right on target and avoid coating the hair with your product.
- Use your finger tips to rub the lotion along the parting into your scalp
- Lotion will usually be absorbed into your scalp within a few minutes
- Create a new ‘parting’ approximately an inch from that you’ve just treated and repeat
- Use of a ‘tail comb’ may help with creating partings especially if you have longer, wavy or curly hair
- After allowing your product up to five minutes to absorb you may style if you wish
- If your product contains a vasodilator keep in mind that this can cause a temporary pinkish/reddening of your skin wherever applied; scalp, hair line etc. This is normal and disappears soon afterwards. If this is a problem for you consider evening treatments prior to retiring for the day.
- Do not re-wash your hair for 3 - 4 hours following a treatment application
- Unless otherwise advised by your trichologist or doctor, hair loss must be treated every day
- Frequent, consistent and constant use of your product is vital
- Most importantly: try never to miss a single treatment
- Using your product at the same time every day will help in two ways
- It will help embed the practice as a routine
- It will ensure the same time between treatments
- Create a routine: frequent, consistent & constant application is vital to success
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