Trichology is the scientific study of the disorders of the hair and scalp and any other associated diseases. Trichology is a special brand of study that became the paramedical discipline in 1902 in Great Britain.
The word “trichology” was derived from the Greek word “trichos” which translates to hair and “logy” which translates “discourse”. Trichology is presently described the study of all things related to hair and scalp. It also covers matters such as hair and scalp disorders, as well as finding solutions to such disorders, and subsequently promote hair growth.
There are many possible reasons and causes why people suffer from hair and scalp maladies, which include hair loss and scaly scalp conditions. Some of the most common triggers of these problems are hormonal, nutritional, physiological, autoimmune, and psychological issues.
A trichology is the person who bridges the gap between cosmetology and dermatology. A Trichologist takes a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating hair and scalp disorder and work in alignment with the medical practitioners such as cardiologist, neurologist, endocrinologist, oncologist, and dermatologist.
It is the realm of a Trichologists to consult and treat individuals on the following
But not limited to – issues, using a holistic approach:
Androgenetic Alopecia (Male & Female Pattern Hair loss)
Cicatricial Alopecia (CCA)
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)
Diffuse Hair Loss
Overactive Sebaceous Gland (Excessive oiliness of the Scalp)
Pruritus (Itchy Scalp)
Pityriasis Simplex (Normal Dandruff, Flaking)
Hair Loss and hair thinning
Hair Loss from Thyroid Disorders
Nutrition Deficiency Hair loss
and many more..
Hair Breakage or Hair Loss as a result of improper use of chemicals (e.g. relaxer, highlights, perms and tints etc.)
Why am I losing my Hair? How Can I stop this? All these questions can be answered through a simple consultation. A brief examination/consultation with a certified Trichologist is the safest and most accurate way to identify the reason for your hair loss. Through the use of microscopic examination, client history, and nutrition analysis, identifying specific hair and scalp issues is possible.