This is where we answer the most common questions prospective customers might have. We cover most of the problems men and women encounter. If you can not find a answer here, please send us an email so that we can give you more info.


What is Trichology?

Trichology is the scientific speciality dealing with problems of the hair and scalp’ hair loss, baldness, scaling, itching, hair breakage and dryness or oiliness of the hair or scalp.


What is a Trichologist?

A qualified trichologist is someone who has successfully completed the trichology certification course administered by the International Association of Trichologists. This course was developed at the University of Southern California and is taught in Australia. Members of the International Association of Trichologists can use the designation “I.A.T.”  after their name.


What problems does a trichologist see?

The most common problems are excessive hair loss, patches of baldness or hair loss, scaly scalp problems, itching and hair breakage.


What is the consultation procedure?

During the consultation, the knowledge and experience of the trichologist are used to establish the nature of the problem. The hair is a very sensitive “barometer” of imbalances in the body; factors such as poor nutrition, systemic problems, medications and stress can affect the hair and skin. The trichologist identifies the cause of the problem and, where possible, treat it.

As part of diagnosis, the trichologist may analyse the hair microscopically or have it analyzed for its mineral levels, or suggest blood tests be run.


What will happen after diagnosis?

Once the problem has been identified, the trichologist will discuss the cause with the patient and decide whether:

  • The problem requires topical and/or internal treatment and, if so, which treatment would be most beneficial
  • The problem is such that referral is necessary

 

Trichologists work closely with specialists in a variety of field; endocrinologists, dermatologist and general practitioners. Trichologists can also offer advice on hair transplantation and hair care


Mineral analysis of the hair is used to?

Assess the levels of such minerals as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, chromium, lead, mercury, aluminium, cadmium and arsenic in the hair. These levels relate to body levels and deficient or excess levels can suggest nutritional or systematic problems that are affecting the hair and skin. For many minerals, this analysis is more relevant than blood tests.


Microscopic analysis of the hair is used to?

  • Asses structural damage
  • Establish the rate of hair loss
  • Determine the severity of hair loss
  • Confirm the presence of lice or fungus
  • Identify genetic problems

Fee Structure?

  • Initial consultation and examination
  • Follow-up visit
  • Microscopic analysis
  • Mineral analysis of the hair

 

NB: Fees are not covered by health funds

This is where we answer the most common questions prospective customers might have. We cover most of the problems men and women encounter. If you can not find a answer here, please send us an email so that we can give you more info.


What is Trichology?

Trichology is the speciality dealing with problems of the hair and scalp’ hair loss, baldness, scaling, itching, hair breakage and dryness or oiliness of the hair or scalp.


What is a Trichologist?

A qualified trichologist is someone who has successfully completed the trichology certification course administered by the International Association of Trichologists. This course was developed at the University of Southern California and is taught in Australia. Members of the International Association of Trichologists can use the designation “I.A.T.”  after their name.


What problems does a trichologist see?

The most common problems are excessive hair loss, patches of baldness or hair loss, scaly scalp problems, itching and hair breakage.


What is the consultation procedure?

During the consultation, the knowledge and experience of the trichologist are used to establish the nature of the problem. The hair is a very sensitive “barometer” of imbalances in the body; factors such as poor nutrition, systemic problems, medications and stress can affect the hair and skin. The trichologist identifies the cause of the problem and, where possible, treat it.

As part of diagnosis, the trichologist may analyse the hair microscopically or have it analyzed for its mineral levels, or suggest blood tests be run.


What will happen after diagnosis?

Once the problem has been identified, the trichologist will discuss the cause with the patient and decide whether:

  • The problem requires topical and/or internal treatment and, if so, which treatment would be most beneficial
  • The problem is such that referral is necessary

 

Trichologists work closely with specialists in a variety of field; endocrinologists, dermatologist and general practitioners. Trichologists can also offer advice on hair transplantation and hair care


Mineral analysis of the hair is used to?

Assess the levels of such minerals as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, chromium, lead, mercury, aluminium, cadmium and arsenic in the hair. These levels relate to body levels and deficient or excess levels can suggest nutritional or systematic problems that are affecting the hair and skin. For many minerals, this analysis is more relevant than blood tests.


Microscopic analysis of the hair is used to?

  • Asses structural damage
  • Establish the rate of hair loss
  • Determine the severity of hair loss
  • Confirm the presence of lice or fungus
  • Identify genetic problems

Fee Structure?

  • Initial consultation and examination
  • Follow-up visit
  • Microscopic analysis
  • Mineral analysis of the hair

 

NB: Fees are not covered by health funds