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The Erosion of clinical Trichology – my distress

I may be traditional in my views on ethical behaviour but to me the raison d’etre’ of a qualified Trichologist is: Investigation (of the patient’s presenting problem) Explanation (as to the type of hair or scalp problem the patient exhibits and contributing causes through the…

“Hello … are you a real Trichologist..?”

“Hello … are you a real Trichologist..?”  was initially the odd opening question I received from a young married Mother recently. After assuring her I believed I was, she proceeded to tell me how she’d seen two other individuals calling themselves ‘Trichologists’ – but who…

alopecia areata

Alopecia Areata & other autoimmune conditions

Autoimmune states are thought to be polygenic, i.e. there are multiple genetic factors to their susceptibility. These factors eventually interact with physiological &/or environmental issues to activate the condition. Some initiating triggers are: Decline in nutritional, metabolic or hormonal status creating disturbed homeostasis; e.g.: deficiency…