What is Trichology?
The word ‘Trichology’ is derived from the classical Greek ‘Trichos’ meaning hair. The professional Trichologist has existed in Europe since the early part of the century. The Institute of Trichologists, which was founded in 1902 is the professional body in England.
Trichology is the science and study of hair and scalp disorders. This includes all modes of Hair Loss – Baldness (both Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss), Alopecia Areata and related conditions, Scalp Dermatitis (Scaling), Dandruff, Psoriasis and any abnormal condition of the scalp and hair. It also includes the latest Precision Surgical Hair Replacement Procedures using Micro and Mini Follicular Units.
Qualified Trichologists are recognised by the qualifications:
M.I.T – Member of the Institute of Trichologists
A.I.T – Associate member of the Institute of Trichologists
These qualifications indicate that the Trichologist has successfully undertaken the necessary course of study and practical training required by the Institute and that they abide by the Institute’s strict code of Professional Practice and Ethics
The Institute of Trichologists, founded in 1902, is the foremost professional association for trichologists in the world, the largest provider of trichology training in Europe (and possibly the world) and, at over 100 years old, is the longest established body of its type anywhere in the world.
For the protection of patients, The Institute of Trichologists publishes a Code of Professional Practice and Ethics, by which all practising trichologists who are registered members of the Institute are expected to abide.
The Institute of Trichologists is a non-profit organisation; it exists by student fees and membership subscriptions and with the support of companies in the wider hair care and pharmaceutical industries.
Registered members of the IOT can provide you with specialist advice for your hair problems including wigs, hair transplants, hair loss, scalp problems, alopecia, dandruff, receding hair, baldness, hair thinning and hair growth.