What is Trichology?

Trichology is the science of the structure, function, and diseases of the human hair and scalp. Founded in London in 1902, Trichology is the highly specialized science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss and scalp disorders.

What is a Certified Trichologist?

A Certified Trichologist (CT) has successfully completed a Trichology Certification Course at an accredited school on the science of the structure and function of the human hair and scalp.  Our study includes the body systems, nutrition, chemistry, physiology of the hair, skin and hair care processes.

What are the differences between trichologists and dermatologists?

Trichology is the holistic approach to health, not just the treatment of the hair and scalp. Trichologists place emphasis on the clients’ diet, exercise, and other elements of his or her lifestyle. We must consider all possible causes and address them in order to get to the root of the problem. Dermatologists specialize in conditions involving skin, hair and nails. The conditions can include bacteria, infections and fungi but are not limited to those conditions. Trichologists work directly with dermatologist and other doctors to enhance the patient/client experience by having advanced specialized knowledge of the scalp, hair and the body systems. This expertise can stop or reduce hair fall, improve client health, manage certain scalp conditions and produce thicker fuller hair.

What types of hair loss problems can a trichologist manage?

Hair loss from chemotherapy or other medications, anemia, autoimmune deficiency, thyroid deficiency, most types of alopecia.

Trichologist expertise is in the following:

  • Scientific study of hair and scalp diseases 
  • Understand hair growth and hair loss cycles
  • The study of anatomy and physiology
  • Have extended their training beyond cosmetology
  • Study hair loss and thinning issues
  • Understand how the body systems affect hair growth or hair loss
  • Understand and can identify the different types of alopecia
  • Use hair recovery tools and certified organic products to reduce hair loss or thinning
  • Have options besides painful treatments and harsh medications
  • Want to improve the person’s quality of life by the use of nutrition, reducing stress, and balancing the body overall
  • Understand and identify the ’causes’ of hair loss, thinning, shedding, breakage and develop a therapeutic treatment regime
  • Able to prevent, reduce, or stop hair loss and hair damage

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