Trichology is the science and study of the hair and scalp, it concerns it’s structure, function and diseases. Clinical trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human hair and scalp.

Hair & Scalp Problems

Genetic Thinning – Male & Female Pattern Loss
Alopecia Areata
Telogen Effluvium
Traumatic Alopecia
Scarring (Cicatricial) Alopecia
Seborrhoeic Eczema
Pityriasis Amiantacea
Contact Dermatitis
Hair Shaft Disorders
Diffuse Alopecia
Alopecia Areata
Trichotilosis Also Termed Trichotillomania
Tinia Capitis (Ring Worm)
Pediculosis Capitis (Head Lice)

Pharmaceutical preparations

When a scalp disorder is diagnosed, it is possible your trichologist will prescribe trichological preparations for use at home or in the clinic. These will either be manufactured by the trichologist (if he or she holds a Medicines Control Agency licence) or by other licensed trichologists who specialise in manufacturing such preparations. These products should always be used in strict accordance with instructions.

Additional services

A trichologist can advise and offer guidance to patients who may be seeking a referral to other services such as the British Association of Hair Restoration. Alternatively a referral for a hair replacement piece in the form of wigs, extensions, weaves. This is something your trichologist will be happy to talk through with you so you can make an informed decision about your options.

Advice and support can be offered to patients who have lost their hair during chemotherapy treatments. There is a useful booklet entitled Chemotherapy and Hair Loss, available from the Institute of Trichologists.)

Your trichologist is highly trained but not able to prescribe, should a prescription or biopsy be required your trichologist will endeavour to work closely with your GP or dermatologist offering information and suggestions to ensure a good outcome for you. They will be able to offer support and guidance helping you with this process if it is required.

Details of registered trichologists are listed at The Institute of Trichologists. Therefore, you can be safe in the knowledge that they are bound by the Institute’s Code of Professional Practice and Ethics.