What Is Trichology?

Trichology is the scientific study of disorders of the hair and scalp. Trichology was founded, and established in London England in 1902.

What are some problems trichologist help with?

  • Excessive hair loss from the scalp.
  • Severe breakage.
  • Bald patches.
  • Itching and excessive scaling of the scalp.

Why cosmetology and trichology are important?

Cosmetologist who are also trichologist, can help you catch your hair loss in the early stages. If hair loss is caught early, it is possible that the hair loss can be restored, or slowed down so that it does not grow in size. Hairstylist who are trained to recognize hair loss, and other scalp conditions can inform you, so that you can get the help you need.

What is the difference between a Trichologist and Dermatologist?

Think of a trichologist as a hair, and scalp detective. They look for clues based on hair loss patterns, blood test results, genetics, and symptoms associated with your scalp condition to recommend the cause, and possible treatments.

Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialize in the physiology and pathology of the skin.  For scalp conditions that need medical attention, you will have to see a dermatologist, or another doctor. If you need to see a dermatologist who specializes in hair loss in New York, you can try, Dr. Adebola Dele – Michael,Board Certified Dermatologist, MD FAAD.

Trichologist are not doctors, and can not prescribe medication if you should need it for your scalp problem. A Dermatologist can prescribe medicine, perform biopsies, diagnose you, and recommend other treatments that can help your condition.

 Our Trichology Services Include:

  • Hair & scalp assessments
  • Scalp treatments
  • Hair breakage treatments
  • Laser therapy
  • Zyto compass scan

When should you see a trichologist?

You should see a Trichologist when you have problems with hair breakage, hair loss, or other disorders concerning your hair and scalp. Trichologist can help treat these problems if it falls within their scope to do so. If you are not in the New York area, and need to see a trichologist, you can check out the International Association of Trichology website to see if there is a IAT Certified Trichologist in your area.

Always do your research before you see a trichologist and find out about their qualifications. Sophia Emmanuel received trichology training through the International Association of Trichology.




“The International Association of Trichologists (IAT) is a non-profit corporation founded in California in 1974 to promote the study, research and legitimate practice in all aspects of the treatment and care of the human hair and scalp in health and disease.”

“The trichology course was developed at the University of Southern California during 1974-75 under the guidance of trichologist David Salinger.  The course was designed as a home-study (correspondence) course and, additionally, one hundred hours of clinical training must be under-taken under the supervision of an IAT-approved trichologist.”