Who is Trichologist?
Trichology is the study of hair & scalp and doctors who are specialized in Trichology are called Trichologists. They analyze and evaluate the cause of hair and scalp diseases and plan an appropriate treatment course to cure those diseases.
What are the qualifications of Trichologists?
To be a Trichologist, one should have the following qualifications:
- Diploma in Dermatology
- DNB - Dermatology & Venereology
- DDVLMD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
- MD - (Dermatology & STD)
- FCPS - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
- MD - Dermatology
How often should an individual visit a Trichologist?
Individuals who are suffering from any of the skin & hair diseases and disorders should consult a Trichologist. However, one should follow all the instructions provided by his/her Trichologist and must-visit once or twice a week.
Which conditions can be treated by a Trichologist?
If an individual is suffering from any of the hair and scalp related diseases or disorders, then he/she should consult or visit a Trichologist. Few of the hair and scalp related medical conditions are:
- Patches of scale
- Hair thinning
- Hair loss
- Breakage of hair
- Patch due to hair loss
- Excessive growth of facial hair for women
- Loss of eyebrows or eyelashes
What is the difference between a Trichologist and Dermatologist?
Trichologists are the one who focuses on diagnosing and treating medical conditions related to hair and scalp. Dermatologists are doctors who are specialized in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating diseases and disorders related to skin, hair, and nails. So, all Dermatologists are Trichologists and all Trichologists are not Dermatologists.
Can Trichologists cure hair thinning?
Yes, Trichologists can evaluate, diagnose, and treat hair thinning. They plan an appropriate treatment course to treat or to cure hair thinning. However in severe hair thinning conditions, one can be referred to either Dermatologist or a Cosmetic Surgeon to undergo a Hair Transplantation.
Can Trichologists treat the breakage of hair?
Trichologists can diagnose and treat the breakage of hair with proper treatment courses and lifestyle modifications. However, one should follow all the instructions provided by a Trichologist in order to get satisfactory outcomes.