What is Trichology

We’ve received a number of inquiries from people coming into our clinic about Trichology, and what a Trichologist does.  So we thought it might be helpful if we posted an article on trichology to give you an idea what it is.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia Areata

Trichology is a subset of dermatology and refers to the study of hair and scalp problems and specifically hair and scalp health. A ‘trichologist’ is someone who specializes in problems of the hair and scalp, and especially hair loss problems such as hair breakage, itchy/flaking scalp and baldness. They also treat all forms of alopecia, including alopecia areata.

You can think of a trichologist as a hair and scalp ‘doctor’. This type of specialists is someone you might consult instead of visiting your general practitioner, particularly if the problem or condition they are experiencing is more specific, such as persistent hair fall, itching and redness of the scalp, etc.

A trichologist will typically perform a thorough intake examination and will go over your medical history, and gather information about your lifestyle, including your diet, stress and other factors, and conduct a thorough examination your hair and/or scalp.

Hair Loss and Hair Loss Treatment

Did you know your hair is an indicator of your over all general health? Hair that is dull and lifeless can often suggest a stressed, unhealthy lifestyle, while hair that is full and shiny can often indicate overall good health. This is only one of the many factors a trichologist may consider when prescribing a course of treatment.

Many people don’t just see a trichologist for hair loss issues but also for advice on keeping their hair and scalp in tip top shape to try and reduce the risk of hair loss.

Hair loss can cause a lot of distress, and there are often misunderstandings about its causes and treatments. Probably the most common type of hair loss is the so-called ‘male pattern baldness’ which, despite its name, can also affect women as a general overall thinning.  While there is no specific, readily-available treatment, it is a problem that requires sympathetic handling, and a qualified hair loss specialist has the experience to understand each individuals anxiety and help him or her understand the type of hair loss they are experiencing and develop an effective strategy to of hair loss treatment or hair restoration.

Van Scoy Hair Clinics in Cleveland, Columbus and Ashland, Ohio offers all proven hair loss treatment, hair replacement and hair restoration options for men, women and children. If you are experiencing hair loss or balding and exploring the various treatment options available to you, we invite you to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices at your convenience. You may reach us at (866) 601-6599 or to contact us via email. You may also request a consultation by clicking here.