What is Trichology?
“A hair in the head is worth two in the brush”
I am often asked what Trichology is? My reply is usually the study ,diagnosis and treatment of hair and scalp disorders, although it also covers hair in health and how we can maintain our hair in good condition.
At Chester Hair Clinic, I often see patients with hair loss conditions, there are three main categories, temporary, permanent and treatable.
Temporary, usually means the condition will improve by itself, given time.
Permanent, there is no treatment option. Cosmetic solutions ( wigs, hairpieces etc) or hair transplantation are the solution.
Treatable, there are treatment options, hair loss drugs are available, sometimes improved nutrition is the answer, other aspects of life style can also be significant.
The scalp conditions that I encounter range from eczema and psoriasis, to scaring scalp disorders, some treatments can be offered through the clinic, others need referral to a dermatologist.
Hair in health refers to our hair care regime, how we treat the hair and the products we use to look after it with.
After consultation, I aim to make a diagnosis and then present the patient with the various treatment options. Sometimes just understanding the condition helps to make the patient feel more in control of the situation, which can be a benefit in bringing the hair or scalp back to health.