Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp in regards to its disorders and diseases. It stems from the Greek word ‘trichos’, meaning ‘hair’.
A trichologist specializes in all matters relating to hair and scalp health. A trichologist will give identify and treat all forms of hair loss, hair shaft breakage and scalp disorders. They often see the first signs of imbalances that relate to the hair and scalp. Also, a trichologist will give a thorough consultation along with a hair scalp scan with a specialized microscope to determine what treatments would be necessary.
The most widely known conditions treated with Trichology are: Telogen Effluvium, Alopecia Areata, Androgenetic Hair Loss, Traction Alopecia, Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Pityriasis (dandruff), and Mechanical damage.
Some hair loss problems may be temporary and self-correcting whilst others are corrected with nutritional/hormonal interventions. Conditions such as genetic thinning can be stabilized but not cured – whilst others cause permanent hair loss due to follicle destruction.
Treatments used in Trichology include, but are not limited to: creams, topical ointments, micro-circulation therapy, dietary supplements, nutritional therapy, hair and scalp exfoliation, and low level light therapy.
New clients are required to complete Assessment Forms and a Disclaimer Form.
First appointments can last an hour depending on how many questions you have and the length/severity of your concerns.