Bangalore, September 26, 2016:For those worried about whether they are allergic to hair dyes that they plan to use, or are already using, Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic now has the perfect solution – an allergy testing service that will pre-determine if you are prone to an allergy to retail hair dyes available in the market and their contents.
Speaking on the introduction of this allergy test, Dr. Premalatha, Dermatosurgeon, Hairline International says, “Most people who use hair dye complain of hair loss, though most are not aware that this could be caused by their dyes. Chronic allergies occur in the form of hair loss or pigmentation of the forehead or along the crown. An acute allergy is when a patient notices excessive itching on the scalp, and pimple-like lesions on the scalp and forehead and around the areas of application. In some cases it can be life-threatening where it can affect the eye lids, causing them to swell, or cause suffocation (Angio Edema)”.
Speaking on the test at Hairline, Ms Bani Anand, Founder and Managing Director, Hairline International says, “These days, while people are more conscious of the way they look, they also want to ensure that they don’t suffer any untoward complications from the multitude of products in the market. An allergy test of this nature ensures that one stays safe when using a product with potential allergens”.
The test kit administered by Hairline comprises of pre-loaded syringes that contain the most common of antigens known to cause allergies. Familiar suspects such as ammonia and PPT among others, constitute the antigens included, though the list is a comprehensive one.
The syringe is emptied onto a film – usually silver foil of a small size, less than a centimeter. This is placed on the back of the individual, along with a control, like petroleum jelly and then patched on. The patient then comes for a reading after 48 hours, when this patch is removed and the back is checked for redness or any other symptoms. Based on this professionals at Hairline International are able to determine the intensity of the allergy on scale of 1– 5.
This patch test may also be done for other cosmetics such as lipsticks, eye shadows, creams etc., as the kit is equipped to handle any of these tests. Depending on the suspected antigen, the test may be administered accordingly.
Additionally allergies go unnoticed as they may develop over period of 5-10 years of usage. There are also cases of delayed sensitization to dyes. Usually, the lower the cost of the dye, the more the chances of an allergy coming on. In such products chemicals are used to ensure that colour stays on the hair for a longer period of time.
Such patch testing is preferable and once the allergy is confirmed a patient will know which dyes to avoid and if vegetable dyes are the best solution.
About Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic
Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic brings top quality international procedures, machinery and treatment packages to deal with hair, skin and beauty issues across the spectrum for men and women. Hairline has a panel of dermatologists, dermatosurgeons, diabetologists, gynecologists, general physicians and nutritionists on board to tackle hair and skin issues holistically. Hairline also has a lab where all the blood work takes place, called Bioterra. There are 6 centers in Indiranagar, Whitefield, Marathahalli, Jayanagar, Richmond Road and RT Nagar.