Trichology (from Greek θρίξ, gen.: τριχός, “hair”) is the branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp. Trichologists are hair and scalp specialists (one type a skin specialist) who diagnose the causes of hair fall, hair breakage, hair thinning, miniaturization of hairs ; diseases of the scalp and treat according to cause.
Trichologists are not doctors but paramedical professionals that work with your doctor/ dermatologist to solve your particular hair or scalp issue. In some cases you can see a Trichologist, and if there are no underlying health issues, your Trichologist may be able to put you on a treatment plan that will resolve the issue at hand. In other cases the Trichologist may request you have tests completed under the supervision of your doctor that will help identify or resolve your hair and/ or scalp problem.
What can you expect during a consultation with a Trichologist?
Before your scheduled assessment it is important that the Trichologist see your scalp in its ‘natural state’. By that we don’t mean don’t colour or treat your hair 😉 it just means that it is preferable you don’t wash your hair for a minimum of 24 to 48 hours. In this way the Trichologist can get accurate readings and diagnose the problem.
During the consultation you will be asked to complete a questionnaire that details some of your concerns and includes a few general health questions. The first half hour of the consultation is a discovery process. During this time the Trichologist will determine whether or not you are a candidate for a micro camera or Trichotest. Both assessments are important tools that are used in determining your specific hair or scalp concern. Truly You has several recognized Trichology protocols and treatments. Based on the results of your analysis the Trichologist will work with you to create a treatment plan that coincides with your lifestyle and budget. Following your initial assessment you can expect to receive a prescription for home treatments, recommendations for in clinic treatments, as well as regular follow up tracking your treatments and results.
To schedule an assessment with a Trichologist call 905-821-1092