Dandruff at The MW Clinic London
  • Dandruff is caused by a common scalp condition called seborrhoeic dermatitis. It affects people of all ages, genders and races. While it is not a serious medical condition, it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Dandruff is characterised by flaking of the scalp, which can cause itching and irritation. In some cases, dandruff can also lead to social anxiety and self-consciousness.
  • At The MW Clinic in London, Dr. Sharon Wong has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating this concern. She understands the physical and emotional impact that dandruff can have on a person's life, and she is committed to helping her patients find relief from their symptoms.
  • Dandruff is due to an overgrowth of natural yeasts that live on the scalp. It can be exacerbated by certain factors such as stress, hormonal and seasonal changes, or a weakened immune system
  • To diagnose dandruff, Dr. Sharon Wong will examine the patient's scalp and may take a small sample of skin for testing. Based on her findings, she will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the patient's specific needs.
  • Treatment options for dandruff may include:
      1. Medicated shampoos: There are many over-the-counter shampoos that are formulated to treat dandruff. These shampoos may contain anti-yeast ingredients such as salicylic acid, coal tar, or zinc pyrithione.
      2. Topical creams or lotions: In some cases, Dr. Sharon Wong may prescribe a topical cream or lotion to help reduce inflammation and itching on the scalp.
      3. Oral medications: In severe cases of dandruff, oral medications may be necessary to help reduce the overgrowth of yeast on the scalp.
      4. Lifestyle changes: Dr. Sharon Wong may recommend changes to lifestyle and haircare routine, to help manage dandruff symptoms.
      • Dr. Sharon Wong understands that dandruff can be a frustrating and persistent condition. She works closely with each patient to develop a personalised treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.
      • Dr. Sharon Wong is dedicated to helping her patients achieve a healthy scalp and beautiful, flake-free hair.
      • To book a consultation with our expert dermatologist and trichologist, Dr Sharon Wong, please contact us here or book a consultation online here.