Trichology is the scientific study of the structure, function, maladies and diseases of the human hair. Trichology is the identification and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human hair and scalp.
A Trichologist is a paramedical professional that is a gatekeeper and liaison between cosmetologists and dermatologists. Trichologists provide knowledge and education to help individuals identify the conditions that are causing the hair loss, skin or scalp disorders and dis-"eases". A Trichologist focuses on the overall well-being of the individual to address the ROOT cause of the problem and offer solutions to correct the issue from the inside out.
Trichologists are specialists that assist people with problems relating to their hair or scalp. Some of the most common issues that trichologists treat include:
Scheduling a consultation with a trichologist is one of the first steps you can take to resolving your hair or scalp issue. It’s always better to consult with a professional that actually specializes in these types of conditions for the best results.
What to expect during your first Trichologist
1. You will be asked several questions. There are a number of different factors that contribute to hair and scalp issues, which means your Trichologist will need to have an overview of your medical history, lifestyle habits, nutrition and your hair care routines.
2. The condition of your scalp will be evaluated. Using a digital microscope, your trichologist will evaluate the condition of your scalp and will be able to tell you whether your condition can be treated. You will be able to have a look at the condition of your scalp on a computer screen.
3. A treatment plan will be recommended. Treatment recommendations will vary between patients and there is no guarantee that the suggested treatment will be able to treat your specific problem. For example, your hair regrowth will depend on the type of hair loss that you’re experiencing as well as the factors that might be causing the hair loss. In most cases, your Trichologist will at least be able to reduce your symptoms and the rate at which you are losing your hair. Your Trichologist may even recommend you to a different type of specialist, should they not be able to treat your condition.
4. A new hair and scalp routine will be developed. If it’s relevant to your specific problem, your Trichologist will help you create a hair and scalp routine that will prevent further hair loss and maintain the health of your scalp.