Ever wondered what a trichologist in Singapore does?
We got you covered. In this article, we’re going to answer your most common queries regarding trichologists so you won’t have to spend countless hours researching.
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What does a trichologist do?
Basically, Trichology is the study of diseases or problems related to the hair and scalp, as well as their treatments. And a specialist who concentrates on Trichology is called a trichologist. It’s that simple.
A trichologist is a person who specializes in the study and understanding of hair and how it grows. They examine the relationship between hair and the human body to find out the reasons for hair loss, thinning, breaking, and color changes.
Trichologists also do tests to diagnose the type of fungus or bacteria in a person’s hair. These tests, called microscopic exam and culture, help identify different types of fungi and bacteria that can lead to an allergic reaction or cause dandruff or other symptoms. Trichologists also conduct these same tests if they’re trying to identify a fungus or bacteria that’s causing baldness in people with alopecia.
Is a trichologist a doctor?
Trichologists are not physicians and cannot prescribe drugs or perform medical or surgical procedures but can diagnose and make recommendations for treatment to people who are having hair-related problems, such as hair loss or scalp conditions.
The word “trichologist” means hair scientist. A trichologist is a hair specialist who has studied hair and scalp diseases, hair loss, and hair care. Trichologists are usually not doctors, but they might have to be well-versed in medical knowledge.
Can a trichologist help with hair growth?
A trichologist can help with any underlying conditions that may prevent your hair from growing. Some of the reasons that are attributed to poor hair growth are genetic factors, aging and stress. It is also found in studies that an unhealthy diet and bad environmental conditions hold responsible for slowing down the growth of hair.
How much does it cost to see a trichologist?
A trichologist is a specialist in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of hair loss. The cost of a consultation can depend on the geographical location.
Consultation costs around S$55 to a few hundred depending on the severity of your hair conditions. Your first trichology consultation does not require laboratory results. Lab tests can help identify problems that may trigger any underlying hair conditions but trichologists will let you know during a consultation if it is necessary.
One of the Best Trichologists in Singapore is Carienne Hew
Carienne Hew is the Director of Oreton and founder of Reternhair, and a certified Trichologist from the world-renowned International Association of Trichologists (IAT).
Her knowledge had focused only on hair and scalp centers. In 2019, her experience and knowledge in hair scalp care for 19 years led her to be part of the Board of Directors in IAT.
She started Oreton with hopes to help raise the professional standards of the hair and scalp industry and started the academy because of her passion for the industry.
Her goal was to attract customers with her knowledge and skills and not just sales techniques.
She aimed to educate people and establish a certain professional standard through all the resources for her to start the academy with the opportunity given by IAT.
With over 20 years of experience as a Trichologist, she founded Reternhair to serve Singaporeans in treating their hair concerns.
If ever you’ll need to talk to a highly skilled and experienced trichologist, Carienne can take care of you.
Visit our clinic to learn more about how you can connect with her.