Understanding and Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis: A Guide to Healthy Scalp Care


Are you experiencing an itchy scalp  or flaking? You're not alone. These symptoms could be indicative of seborrheic dermatitis, a common scalp condition that affects many individuals. At Capital Hair Loss and Scalp Clinic, we understand the frustrations associated with scalp issues, which is why we're here to provide you with valuable insights and effective solutions. Join us as we delve into the world of seborrheic dermatitis, exploring its characteristics, diagnosis techniques, and innovative treatments aimed at restoring scalp health.

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic and recurring scalp condition that manifests as red, itchy, and flaky patches on the scalp. It is often accompanied by a greasy or oily appearance, and it can spread to the eyebrows and face. This condition affects people of all ages, and its exact cause is not yet fully understood. However, factors such as vitamin D3 deficiency, diet, allergies, hormonal imbalances, genetics, stress and an overgrowth of yeast on the scalp are believed to contribute to its development.

Seborrheic Dermatitis on a pale scalp with straight hair

Diagnosing Seborrheic Dermatitis with Trichoscopy

At Capital Hair Loss and Scalp Clinic, we employ advanced diagnostic techniques to accurately identify and assess seborrheic dermatitis. One such technique is trichoscopy, which involves using a trichoscope, or scalp microscope, to closely examine the scalp. Trichoscopy enables our trichologists to observe specific characteristics and patterns associated with seborrheic dermatitis, aiding in an accurate diagnosis. This non-invasive procedure allows us to tailor treatment plans according to the unique needs of each client.

Treatment Approaches at Capital Hair Loss and Scalp Clinic

Our commitment to restoring scalp health has led us to develop effective treatment approaches for seborrheic dermatitis. At our clinic, we offer a range of specialized treatments designed to target this condition. Our customized scalp facials provide deep cleansing, exfoliation, and nourishment to alleviate inflammation and remove excess sebum. Medical Low Level Laser therapy stimulates cellular activity, promoting healing and reducing symptoms. In addition, we create personalized home care regimens utilizing high-quality botanical products from Rene Furterer to maintain scalp health between clinic visits.

At Capital Hair Loss and Scalp Clinic, we believe in a holistic approach to scalp care. We understand that seborrheic dermatitis can often be a symptom of underlying health issues. To address the root cause of the condition, we work closely with our clients and their family doctors and or Naturopathic doctors recommending bloodwork to identify any possible underlying factors. By addressing the root cause alongside targeted treatments, we strive to provide comprehensive care that leads to long-term scalp health.

Promoting Total Scalp and Body Wellness

Scalp health is deeply interconnected with overall well-being. At our clinic, we not only focus on treating the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis but also emphasize total body wellness. We encourage our clients to adopt healthy lifestyle habits, manage stress levels, and practice proper hair care. By nourishing both the body and scalp, we create an environment that supports optimal hair and scalp health.


If you're struggling with seborrheic dermatitis or any other scalp issues, you're not alone. At Capital Hair Loss and Scalp Clinic, we understand the impact these conditions can have on your quality of life. Through our expert diagnosis, personalized treatments, and commitment to total scalp and body wellness, we aim to empower you to regain control of your scalp