Trichology is the branch of medicine that encompasses studying diseases of the human hair and scalp, as well as the assessment of the cause(s) and treatment of these disorders.
A trichologist, or a hair and scalp specialist is usually trained in life sciences.They will look at hair and scalp problems in a holistic way, by evaluating each client based on their personal history, lifestyle, genetic factors, environmental conditions, and so on. A trichologist will then analyze this data and suggest individualized treatments, give nutritional advice and recommend lifestyle changes to improve the health and appearance of the hair and scalp.
Sometimes, there are other underlying health and medical conditions that cause hair and scalp problems. So, a competent trichologist usually works closely with their patients’ doctor / medical practitioner / physician.