Trichology Explained 

Trichology is a branch of dermatology focused on the hair and scalp. Taken from the Greek word ‘Trikhos’ meaning hair, trichology is the science of hair including but not limited to its structure and function. As a result, consultant trichologists specialise in diagnosing and treating all difficulties pertaining to hair including but not limited to:


Alopecia areata (patchy hair loss)

Traction alopecia

Frontal fibrosing

Male pattern baldness

Female pattern baldness


Hair thinning

Dermatitis (eczema, inflamed scalp)


Post pregnancy hair loss


Itchy flaky scalp


General lacklustre hair


As members of the Institute of Trichologists, established in 1902, the Smart hair Clinic is bound by the Institute’s strict and enforceable Code of Professional Practice and Ethics.


The Institute of Trichologists is the foremost professional association for trichologists in the World, the largest provider of trichology training in Europe and the longest established body of its type. The Institute of Trichologists is over 100 years old and has built up a high reputation for standards of training and professional practice.

All registered members of the institute are fully and properly qualified.