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What is Trichology?

Trichology is the scientific study and science of hair and scalp conditions. The way we incorporate this study into the treatment of hair loss is what makes Occhi Hair Institute one of a kind. We apply the same philosophy we take with Lash & Brow services. Our goal is to provide the absolute best hair loss solutions backed by the science of trichology and proven to assist in hair loss prevention and hair regrowth.

At Occhi Lash & Brow Studio, we find the solution to your problem by getting to the root of it. We measure and document the characteristics of your hair and scalp to identify causes and address them individually. The outcome – A trichological program that promotes hair and scalp health, prevents loss, offers overall health improvements, and puts you back in control while helping you feel confident and beautiful.

Occhi Hair Institute

Lynn La Palermo, a Trichologist that has meshed her 35 years of experience and educating in the skin care field with the understanding and practice of Trichology, adds to the Occhi family, CR LABS. Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories, located in Bologna, Italy, has over 50 years of experience in product and treatment development in the science of hair and scalp. CR LABS has created top-performance solutions based on research and a scientific approach. Together, Occhi and CESARE REGAZZI offer the best possible solutions for every woman’s hair loss needs. Call us today!


During a 2-hour consultative hair and scalp checking system, we can accurately measure and monitor hair bulk to detect thinning as soon as it starts. Anybody can benefit from a trichology analysis because it pinpoints the cause of hair thinning and breakage much earlier than other methods. The earlier hair loss is detected the faster and more successful the trichology plan can be. The tricotest software creates an in-depth profile of your hair and scalp over time so that you can confidently make treatment decisions.

  • The tricotest is a 2-hour consultation designed to discuss your concerns and the potential causes of your hair loss.
  • The tricotest focuses on important aspects of trichology including genetic history, health issues, medications, dietary habits, current and past hair habits, and emotional stressors that may apply to your current situation.
  • Analysis is done with the use of skin diagnostic tools to determine the health of your scalp as well as hair. Then pictures are taken to determine the focus of your hair loss and used later to show progress.

Your tricotest is conducted by Lynn La Palermo, certified trichologist and owner of Occhi Lash & Brow Studio. She’s also an esthetician of over 35 years. The consultation is private and one-on-one. It’s the first step towards fuller, thicker hair. We understand the complexity of hair conditions and want you to be as comfortable as possible. 

Once completing the tricotest, you will have a clear understanding of your situation and what hair loss solutions are available to you. You will receive full documentation of the consultation with pictures, analysis, and recommendations.

To Book Your Tricotest, Call 630-785-6668!
Common Types of Hair Loss

Androgenetic Alopecia: Androgenetic Alopecia affects more than 50 million men and 30 million women, making it the most common form of hair loss. Men experience this condition as male-pattern baldness, with hair loss occurring in a distinct pattern above both temples. Women may refer to it as female pattern baldness. Currently, there is no known cure for Androgenetic Alopecia. However, there are medically proven methods to prevent and control its symptoms, and even promote hair regrowth.

Alopecia Areata: In these cases, hair loss happens very quickly, with clumps coming out each day. You might find yourself scared and embarrassed, but don’t wait to reach out. We will work with you to determine the right approach to get your confidence back.

Alopecia Totalis: Hair loss in these cases is total and permanent. Hair regrowth is uncommon.

Alopecia Universalis: This uncommon disorder results in complete hair loss throughout the body.

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia: This uncommon type of alopecia tends to appear in women with African heritage. Hair follicles are replaced with scar tissue causing permanent hair loss. Early detection is key to prevent the loss from being irreversible. 

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: This type of hair loss occurs primarily around the frontal hairline. Hair loss from Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia can be permanent if it is not treated early. 

Lichen Planopilaris: This inflammatory autoimmune disease is hard to diagnose because the pattern is similar to other types of alopecia. fThe immune system attacks hair follicles and causes scar tissue.


Chemotherapy is a common cause of women’s hair loss, and one of the most emotionally complicated. We help you navigate the loss and regrowth process by planning and sharing with you the experiences of women who have been in your position. If you have an upcoming course of Chemotherapy, call us right away. The better prepared you are, the less you’ll have to manage while you’re in treatment.

Medical Treatments

It’s amazing how many medications and medical treatments cause hair loss – and how few women know about it. Whether you blame the doctors or the pharmaceutical companies, anger will only get you so far. If you can’t figure out why your hair is thinning and think it might have something to do with your medications, get in touch with us. We’ll give you the information you need to ask your doctor the right questions, along with ways to reduce the impact in the meantime.

Drugs and How They Relate to Hair Loss

Many of the drugs that are prescribed today have a common side effect, hair loss. Medications such as:

  • Antidepressants
  • Weight Loss Pills
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholesterol Medication
  • Immune Supressants
  • Gout Medication
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Parkinson’s Medication
  • High Blood Pressure Medications
  • Thyroid Medications
  • Anti-Inflammatory Pills
  • Blood Thinners
  • Acne Medication
  • Steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Ulcer Medication

Do not stop taking any medication without first speaking to your Doctor. Ask your Doctor if there are alternatives without the side effect of hair loss.

Other Medical Conditions

We can’t say it enough. So many things can cause women to lose their hair, and in so many different ways.

  • Lupus
  • Diabetes
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Anxiety or Stress
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The way we think about hair almost always has something to do with style. Beauty Brands and Advertisers focus on the actual hair instead of everything that affects it. Unfortunately, a hair loss is usually a symptom, not the underlying source of the problem. The solution very often lies under the hair — literally — in the scalp.

Scalp Disorders

Psoriasis may be found on any part of the body including the scalp. Patches vary in thickness of scaling and may involve steroid creams, injections, oral steroids or other medications prescribed by your Dermatologist. Psoriasis will benefit by treatment that cleans and heals the scalp thru stimulation, hydration and anti-inflammatory, calming treatment.

Seborrheic Dermatitis is a common skin condition that primarily affects your scalp, also known as cradle cap in infants. It creates scaly, red, itchy rash like symptoms on your scalp that has flaky scales of dandruff. It can affect the oily areas of the body the most like the head, face, chest and back. Seborrheic Dermatitis doesn’t affect your overall health. It’s not contagious and isn’t usually a long term condition. This condition can benefit from treatment to excise and clean the scalp, hydrate and stimulate while calming overall inflammation.

Pityriasis Capitis (Dandruff) is a non -inflammatory scalp condition of excessive flaking of dead skin that forms on the scalp, eyebrows, forehead and elsewhere on the body. Dandruff is often linked to stress, oily scalp, hormones, yeast growth, and immune system issues. Sometimes this condition clears up on its own. Can benefit from treatment of the scalp to balance, hydrate, nourish and stimulate as a way of stabilizing the scalp skin.

Pruritus (Itch) is an unpleasant sensation of the skin that gives someone the urge to scratch. Can be a sign of something systemic.

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