Trichology is the science of the structure, function and diseases of the human hair.
Clinical trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human hair and scalp.
For more general information about Trchology please visit www.trichologists.org.uk.
For more details on the types of conditions we treat using Trichology, read on ...
Trisha Buller in the News
Trisha Buller, a member of the Institute of Trichologists, a group representing specialists in the science of hair growth, says: “This can be a major issue. Many of these women go to their doctors for help and are just told to buy a wig.
"To cover up my hair loss I started to tie it up a lot, but I was really worried it would show when we filmed the scenes where I was lying unconscious"
"The trouble is many doctors see it as a vanity thing, not a psychological warning. I’ve known people who didn’t venture out of the house for years because they were so distressed over their hair loss. Yet often something can be done about it."
Hair shedding can often be due to a nutritional deficiency and with many women working full-time these days and bringing Shobna, from Manchester, first experienced rapid hair loss when her father died in her late teens as she was about to go to university.
Her hair also thinned again while pregnant with her son Akshay, now 19, before growing back after he was born. However losing handfuls of hair due to stress last year was the most worrying episode of all.
“I am of Punjabi origin and Punjabi women always keep their hair long,” she explains. “In fact women from my culture see much of their beauty in their hair.”
As well as stress Shobna is convinced her hair loss was partly down to eating disorders earlier in her life and the fact that in 2010 she was diagnosed with coeliac disease."
TV presenter Martin Roberts ‘delighted’ with look after hair transplant
Television presenters and tennis stars are among the celebrities undergoing hair transplants in a bid for luscious locks.
Homes Under The Hammer presenter, Martin Roberts, admitted his hair had undergone some changes, comparing his look to that of a monk.
Currently a contestant on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, he told the Mirror that he ‘didn’t like the idea of going bald’ and consequently opted for an eight-hour operation.
He said he was initially embarrassed but concluded that a lot of males have hair transplants but keep quiet.
He said: ‘If it helps you feel better, why not?’ – but admitted the procedure was extremely painful.
However Martin is apparently not the only celebrity to opt for a hair transplant.
World-class tennis player Rafael Nadal underwent a ten-hour procedure at a clinic in Madrid, Spain, media outlets have claimed.
The Spanish sportsman has previously boasted full head of thick hair but a thinning hairline could be spotted earlier this year as he took to the courts.
The process involves transplanting follicles into the area that is thinning – the same procedure that was undergone by footballer Wayne Rooney in 2011.
Plastic surgeon Greg Williams, president of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS), says he has seen an increasing amount of people seek out his services.
He says: ‘Most patients seeking hair restoration are men with genetic male pattern hair loss.
‘They fall into three age groups – young men with receding hair lines, middle-aged men with generalized thinning and balding areas, and older men.
‘However, there is no ‘typical’ patient and suitability for a hair transplant depends on age of onset, rapidity of progressions, family history as well as the extent of loss.’
Hair transplants produce permanent results but can take up to 18 months to see the final outcome.
It is usually performed under local anaesthetic and sedation, and it can take an entire day to complete the operation.