A Trichologist is a Hair and Scalp specialist and has the expertise to diagnose and treat the following Hair and Scalp conditions
Trichology is a branch of medicine that specialises in the health and condition of the hair and scalp including: hair loss, scalp conditions, Male & Female Pattern Baldness. Once the specific condition has been correctly diagnosed suitable hair loss solutions and treatments can be tailored to meet the individual circumstances of the patient.
Trichologists are required to complete an extensive training course on hair loss and scalp conditions with The International Association of Trichologists (IAT) and are bound by a strict code of ethics. They are required to maintain their knowledge by conducting ongoing research, study and to attend conferences. The IAT was established in 1974 and is a non-profit organisation promoting the study, research and practice of hair and scalp health and disease. The International Association of Trichologists also establishes standards, certifies students and publishes educational material.
A consultation with a trichologist will begin with an in depth questionnaire. This will ask questions about medical history, family history, and nutritional/lifestyle choices. The trichologist will physically examine the hair and scalp and may take samples. These samples will be examined under a microscope or sent away for a mineral analysis. Once a cause has been established, a treatment plan will be prescribed. Photos will be taken to record the changes in your hair and/or scalp as treatment progresses. In some cases you may be referred onto your family doctor or a dermatologist for further treatment and/or blood tests.
Trichologist have a special interest in nutrition and how this can play a role in hair and scalp conditions. They also pay a close detail to the endocrine, immune, nervous, and circulatory and digestive systems, as these all play a part in the health of your hair and scalp.
To resolve hair loss, a correct diagnosis is required. Only qualified trichologists and dermatologists are able to determine the correct diagnosis and prescribe the most suitable treatment for your condition.
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