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Trichology 101

Trichology 101

At Philip Kingsley, Trichology is at the heart of everything we do. Our product ranges, our hair Treatments, our recommended daily routines, and our holistic approach to hair care are all based on the research and knowledge of our award-winning Trichologists. 

You may be wondering But what exactly is a Trichologist,  is and what do they do?. Or perhaps you’re curious about wWhat does a Cconsultation with a Philip Kingsley Trichologist will entail, and why might you want one? Maybe you’re unsure of how often you would have to see your Trichologist. We answer your most asked questions… 

What is a Trichologist?

A Trichologist is someone who specialisesan expert in hair and scalp health. Just as a dermatologist specialises in all aspects of skin care (from serious issues to cosmetic ones) a Trichologist specialises in all aspects of hair and scalp care.

At Philip Kingsley, our Trichologists diagnose and treat all forms of hair loss, ranging from pattern hair thinning to stress-based hair fall. We treat all forms of scalp conditions, ranging from common dandruff to scaling and scarring. 

 They have expertise in diagnosing disorders specific to the hair and scalpOur Trichologists are also experts on style-based and cosmetic issues, such as dry hair, limp hair and split ends. We take a holistic approach to hair care, meaning that we are always keen to advise on hair healthy diets and lifestyles, as well as optimum hair care routines.

This includes the diagnosis and treatment of causes of hair loss, scalp conditions, and cosmetic issues with the hair. Similar to the way that a Dermatologist is a skin specialist. A Dermatologist mainly looks at the skin as a whole, whereas a Trichologist’s focus is on the skin that makes up the scalp and how that affects the health of the hair. A dermatologist may have a specialist interest in hair disorders but it’s not their main focus. 

What happens in during a Cconsultation with a Trichologist?

Our Trichologists are renowned for being approachable, trustworthy and empathetic. We are used to seeing all types of hair and scalp conditions, and whatever your concern, we will always do our best to help. 

During a Consultation, yourA Trichologist will begin by discussing any concerns you may have. They will take notes on your full health history, taking into account things like your lifestyle, stress levels, exercise routine, diet, and family lifegenetics. Your TrichologistThey will then examine your hair and scalp thoroughly, and in many cases they will be able to give a diagnosis immediately. Sometimes, your Trichologist may ask for blood tests to help form a complete picture of your general health. Based on all of this, they will recommend a course of action or treatment plan, and in most cases, be able to give a diagnosis immediately. In some cases of hair loss, the cause may need to be determined through blood tests or a biopsy, but this is the next stage of the process. 

How often should I see a Trichologist?

Most people do not seek a Trichologist when until they develop a hair or scalp problem. and oIn these cases, ongoing visits will depend on their your diagnosis and treatment requirements. 

However, it i’s a really good idea to see a Trichologist before hair issues arise, to give your hair an MOT and nd scalp a regular health check, even before any issues arise. Our Trichologists can arrange bBlood tests can be arranged to check your levels of vital nutrients like such as Iron, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D, which are needed for optimum hair growth. TA consultationhey can also  with a Trichologist provides a good opportunity to discuss hair-healthy diets, styling habits, products and hair care routines, in order to minimise damage and diet, learn about the foods which are the most important for your hair, and what a good hair diet looks like. You’ll be given advice on how to care for your hair, prevent damage, and keep it looking its best. Products can also be recommended which are suited to your hair type to ensure that your hair is always in the best condition possible. 

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