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What is Trichology?

Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp. It deals with all matters relating to hair and scalp healthsuch as baldness, hair breakage and itchy/flaking scalp. It is also concerned with the treatment of all forms of Alopecia. Trichology, like other scientific specializations, takes a holistic approach to treatment, which involves taking into account lifestyle, diet and wellbeing as a whole, as well as the signs and symptoms present. At the Ottawa Hair Loss and Wellness Clinic, we have the best hand to diagnose and treat all instance of hair loss that you have.

What does a Trichologist do?

A Trichologist is a hair and scalp specialist. Trained in life sciences, they look at hair loss problems as a whole by way of evaluating clients on the basis of personal history, lifestyle, genetic factors and environmental conditions. Based on this information, a Trichologist is able to suggest individualized treatments, give nutritional advice and recommend lifestyle changes to improve the health and appearance of the hair and scalp. At the Ottawa Hair Loss and Wellness Clinic we know that your body is constantly changing and so is your hair and scalp, we have professional Trichologist that will address your Alopecia (hair loss) concerns, before they become a huge problem.

When Should I Contact a Trichologist?

The condition of your hair is an indicator of your general health. Hair which is dull and has no life can suggest a stressed, unhealthy living whereas hair which is full and shiny is a sign of being healthy. This is one of several factors considered by a Trichologist when deciding upon suitable treatment for you.


If you are experiencing any of the following: sudden bald spot, excessive shedding, overall thinning, excessive oiliness, dryness, itching or scaling, male pattern hair loss (baldness), breakage after pregnancy, post-menopausal hair loss and breakage after chemical service, you have to visit a Trichologist as any delay may be detrimental to your hair.


It is not until you have a hair problem that you consult a Trichologist. Many people choose to do so because they want advice on keeping their hair and scalp in top condition and by doing so, reduce the risk of hair loss.Prevention is better than cure and doing this can save time and money in the long term.

What Causes Hair Loss?

Hair loss can cause great distress, and there are many misunderstandings about its causes and treatment.Probably the most common type of hair loss is the so-called ‘male pattern baldness’ which despite its name, can affect women as well.


Depending on the type of hair loss you may be suffering from, there are multiple factors that can trigger its onset. Certain types of illnesses can be major contributing factor, as can any kind of surgery which for the most part will involve the use of a general anesthetic. This type of loss is generally thought to be stress-related, and is caused by an internal reaction in the body. Hair loss may also have some connection with the body’s hormones; naturally occurring chemicals become unbalanced with the rest of the body and create unwanted side effects on other parts of the body. An overactive thyroid gland may also cause hair loss in some people in addition an under active one can have the same effect.


Hair loss in woman, several months after giving birth is also very common and is once more caused by hormone levels that fluctuate quite a lot after the baby is born. There are various types of medications that may also be the cause of excessive hair loss, such medicines such as those used for treating heart disease and high blood pressure, those used for thinning blood, contraceptive pills, and anti-depressants can all have an effect on the hair, fortunately in most cases the hair will regrow when the medications are stopped. Children may also be affected by some form of hair loss, in many cases this may be a scalp infection; this is not serious and may be treated with proprietary treatments.


At the Ottawa Hair Loss and Wellness Clinic, we will sit down to discuss the possible causes of your hair loss by discussing your way of live and coming up with the best solution for this your peculiar case. We have experienced hands when it comes to the diagnosis of hair loss and our state of the art treatment regime that will suit your individual need will be recommended.