Who Should You See?
Cosmetologist, Trichologist, or Dermatologist ?
We are presented with so many "hair loss fixes" it's hard to know who you should see or what you should do while experiencing hair loss. There's a choice to be made between visiting your licensed cosmetologist, trichologist, or dermatologist. Trichology is the paramedical, scientific study of disorders of the hair and scalp, including anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and the chemical and physical makeup of the hair and skin. The hair and scalp can be affected by imbalances inside the body and trichologists look at the hair, scalp, and systems of the body as one. A trichologist can help get to the underlying cause of your problem. Trichologists address the issue as a whole and examine a person’s diet, lifestyle, personal hygiene, hair care practices, nutrition, medical history, and genetics to see what contributes to the hair or scalp disorder.” Some of the problems a trichologist can help with include chronic itching or scaling of the scalp, a sudden bald patch that has appeared on the scalp, excessive hair loss all over the scalp, or hair breakage from chemicals.
Sometimes your hair and scalp concerns are symptoms of a something related to your health, so tea rinses and oil massages are not always the best treatments. Dermatology, trichology, and cosmetology all have limitations, and if you are unsure of how to address your hair care and scalp issues, learn more about the different fields to book your appointment with the right professional.
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Licensed cosmetologists and barber stylist are trained to do more than just enhance a person’s hair, skin, nails, tapered fades, and beards. We are trained to apply chemicals or products properly, follow manufactures instructions, and take every action necessary to prevent damage to the hair, scalp, or any other body parts. A beauty industry professional must know when to tell a client that a specific salon service or style is not healthy for their hair or scalp. If a professional notices hair loss on a client’s scalp or another scalp problem and is unable to help the client with that particular problem, the professional should recommend a trichologist.
Here at the TriExperts Hair Center we refer most hairstyling client to McRendy Walsh. She's our in-house haircare specialist trained to see early signs of hair issues and reversing them while offering the latest styles that are productive, and not harmful for your hair. Her favorite hairstyling options include natural twist styles, pressing natural hair, express weaving, and hair coloring. Click below to book a healthy hair consult with McRendy. *All first time clients must receive a consultations first*.
A trichologist stays within the scope of his or her practice and has to know when it is time to send the client to the appropriate doctor. Treatments offered include low level laser light therapy, ultra violet therapy, aromatherapy, topical treatments, and recommending nutritional supplements. We highly recommend and prefer you to get blood work from your healthcare professional prior to your appointment. You can bring your blood work results into TriExperts Hair Center and your trichologist can look for clues as to what may be triggering your problem.
Working with us for trichology services doesn't mean you should leave your regular hairstylist, we prefer to work with your for treatments only if you have a regular hairstylist referral into our center. Our treatment programs vary from 8 weeks to 6 month intervals. You may just have a question, send it to us; if you are not local and need a consultation we suggest booking our virtual consultation; otherwise please book our Hair Loss Help or Dermatitis Consultation. Before you begin to seek treatment with us please understand each program is customized and specific for you; there is no "magic" solution to cure all hair loss but multiple modalities and they require your patience, consistency, and compliance. Click below to book your first step to regaining healthy hair and scalp.
A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the skin and scalp. Your dermatologist is qualified to diagnose and prescribe medication and injections but a trichologist is not licensed to do so. Dermatologists help control the symptoms caused by the disorder by prescribing the appropriate topical treatment or injections. Dermatologist can also conclude if your hair loss issue is genetic or permanent with lab testing as well as order blood work to investigate reasons why your disorder is happening.
The Hair Center has networked with medical professionals in the Jackson Metro Area to refer conditions extending beyond our trichological expertise.