What is Trichology?

Trichology is the science of the structure, function and diseases of the human hair. Clinical trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human hair and scalp. See below, reasons to consult a Trichologist:

  • Hair Loss
  • Problems of the scalp
  • Hair texture problems
  • Additional Services


Hair Loss

Hair loss can cause great anxiety and distress, there are many misunderstandings about its causes and treatments, with few clinical practitioners who specialise in hair and scalp conditions, a Trichologist is unique in the fact that their entire specialism focuses solely on the hair and scalp.

Problems of the scalp

Problems of the scalp range from dandruff to more inflammatory conditions such as seborrhoeic dermatitis and Psoriasis. A Trichologist will not only accurately diagnose your condition but is well placed to advise on treatment shampoos and Trichological treatments that will help you to manage the condition very effectively. There are a number of factors such as stress, diet, allergies, family inheritance and medications that can lead to scalp problems and a Trichologist is well placed to identify the triggers and causes to provide holistic advice to you.

Hair texture problems

Not all hair loss stems from the follicle, it can be caused by environmental and mechanical factors due to; over exposure to heat or strong chemicals, or by many of the other stresses and strains to which we subject our hair, causing breakage throughout the mid-lengths and ends. A Trichologists’ study overlaps both the medical and the cosmetic in areas not normally covered by either doctors or hairdressers.

Additional services

Where appropriate, I can give advice to clients wishing to be referred to hair transplant surgeons, microneedling, PRP therapy and scalp micropigmentation specialists.