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Who are Trichologists? 2014-10-27T21:42:11+00:00

Trichologists themselves are not normally licensed healthcare workers, although members of the medical profession can undertake courses and/or careers within trichology. Many times trichologists are dermatologists, cosmetologists, pharmacists, chemists and aestheticians. Trichologists gain their qualifications by successfully completing the trichology certification course with the International Association of Trichologists or selected tertiary colleges. Only members of the International Association may use the initials I.A.T after their name once the association’s criteria has been met. The course was developed at the University of Southern California in 1974-75.

 

What is Trichology? 2017-05-18T20:19:20+00:00

Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp in regards to its disorders and diseases.  It stems from the Greek word ‘trichos’, meaning ‘hair’.

hair shaft sebaccious glandA trichologist specializes in all matters relating to hair and scalp health. A trichologist will give a prognosis, identify andtreat all forms of hair loss, hair shaft breakage and scalp disorders. They often see the first signs of imbalances that relate to the hair and scalp. Also, a trichologist will give a thorough consultation along with a hair scalp scan with a specialized microscope to determine what treatments would be necessary. If the underlying cause of the condition is out of the scope of the trichologist, then the practitioner will refer the client to specific medical doctors.

Trichology has been around much longer than most people are aware of. The Institute of Trichology was founded in London, England in 1902. It was created specifically for diagnosing and treating problems of the hair and scalp.  This area of study is widely used across many nations.  It has become invaluable to the many men and women suffering from hair and scalp maladies.