A trichologist helps people who have problems with their hair and scalp. Some of these problems include excessive hair loss from the scalp, severe breakage after receiving a chemical service, a bald patch which has suddenly appeared or itching and excessive scaling of the scalp.
Sophia Emmanuel is a qualified trichologist. She has been taught to find the cause of the problem, and offer solutions specific to your needs. If the problem is beyond the scope of trichology, Sophia Emmanuel will refer you to a medical doctor who can assist you further.
Sophia’s Trichology Services Include:
- Hair & scalp assessments
- Scalp treatments
- Hair breakage treatments
- Laser therapy
1. What is trichology?
Trichology is the scientific study of disorders of the hair and scalp. It was founded and established in London England in 1902.
2. 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 with in the scope to do so.
3. Qualified Trichologist:
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.”
4. What is the difference between a Trichologist and Dermatologist?
Trichologists are hair and scalp specialist. They help people with problems of the hair and scalp. Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialize in the physiology and pathology of the skin. If the answer is not apparent, a trichologist and dermatologist can work together to help you find out why you are losing your hair. In some cases a trichologist will refer you to a doctor if the hair loss or scalp condition needs medical attention.