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What Is Trichology?


  Trichology, from the Greek words ‘Trikhos’ (hair) and ‘logy’ (study), is the scientific study of the function and structure of the human hair. It focuses on the diseases and disorders of the hair and scalp as well as their treatments.

  A person specialising in Trichology is called a trichologist. This specialist is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of hair and scalp problems such as hair loss, hair breakage, oily scalp, etc.


  Today, trichology is perceived as the “bridge between cosmetology and dermatology.”





















  To make an accurate diagnosis of your condition, the trichologist is going to examine your hair and/or scalp. On top of conducting a physical examination of your hair and/or scalp, the specialist is going to ask you questions such as; your full medical history, diet, lifestyle and hair care routine, among others. In some cases, hair analysis may be done to assess the health of the growing hair bulbs or to check for structural damage and the presence of lice or fungal infection.


  After making a diagnosis, the trichologist is going to recommend the best treatment for your condition. The treatment plan may include the use of topical creams or lotions as well as recommendations about your diet or lifestyle. Advice on how to better cope with your condition may be given, too. Meanwhile, if the trichologist finds out that your problem is brought about by an underlying medical condition, he/she is going to refer you to a specialist.


 Trichologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all hair and scalp conditions including the following:

  • Psoriasis

  • All kinds of Alopecia

  • Eczema

  • Folliculitis

  • Hair damage

  • Seborrhoea

  • Scaling

  • Hair shaft disorders

  • Female and male pattern baldness

  • Telogen effluvium


 Trichologist has the ability to reach a diagnosis following extensive collection of information and symptoms through consultation resulting in the accurate and effective treatment of many of the currently existing hair and scalp conditions/diseases.

  Factors causing hair loss or thinning hair, such as:


  • Hereditary factors – The most common cause of hair loss is a condition called male or female-pattern baldness.


  • Hormonal changes – Changes and imbalances in a person’s hormone levels may lead to hair loss. This is the reason why some women tend to experience falling hair more significantly during pregnancy.


  • Certain illnesses or diseases – Several cases of hair loss or thinning hair are associated with underlying medical conditions such as alopecia areata.


  • Certain medications or medical treatments – Hair loss is one of the most widely reported side effects of certain medical treatments and medications such as anti-depressants, oral contraceptives, and hypertension drugs, as well as radiation therapy or chemotherapy.


  • Emotional or psychological trauma – Traumatic and stressful events in a person’s life, such as the death of a family member, can trigger hair loss.



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