What is Trichology?

Certified TrichologistTrichology is the specialized 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.  The medical terminology for hair loss is alopecia. There are many reasons why a person will begin to experience hair loss. The cause may be an inherited condition, hormonal, nutritional, physiological, autoimmune, psychological, or environmental, the taking of certain medication, or any combination of these.

Some hair loss problems may be temporary and self-correcting while others are corrected with nutritional/hormonal interventions. Conditions such as genetic thinning can be stabilized but not cured – while others cause permanent hair loss due to follicle destruction.

Our Trichologist adopts a holistic approach to the problem of hair loss and examine your general health, family history, nutrition, lifestyle and other relevant factors. A microscopic examination of the hair might be required to aid in the diagnosis of the problem.

Our certified Trichologist is skilled in all hair types and textures and specialize in hair loss associated with androgentic alopecia (genetic hair loss), alopecia areata (patchy hair loss), telogen effluvium (excessive shedding), cicatrcial alopecia (scarring), traction alopeica (from braids, weaves, extensions), auto-immune hair loss (iron deficiency, thyroid, hormonal imbalance, etc), diffuse hair loss, and stress induced hair loss to name a few. Contact Us to schedule your confidential hair loss consultation and get to the root problem.

Scalp AnalysisTrichologist vs. Dermatologist

tri·chol·o·gy (noun): the scientific study of hair and scalp disorders, was founded in London, England in 1902. Dandruff, psoriasis, seborrhea, itching of the scalp, hair breakage, excessive hair loss and baldness are problems from which many people suffer and about which they would like knowledgeable professional advice and, where possible treatment.
der·ma·tol·o·gy (noun): a branch of medicine dealing with the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases.


Trichologists take a more holistic approach when trying to treat hair loss and scalp disorders. Trichologist do this by trying to find out the underlying cause of the condition and have to have a thorough understanding of the body systems and nutrition. Dermatologist focus more on the treating the symptom of the hair loss, and sometimes cannot pin point what is causing the hair loss.