Frequently Asked Questions
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What does IoT mean?
IoT is the abbreviation of The Institute of Trichologists.
What is trichology?
Trichology is the science and study of hair (from the Greek ‘trikhos’ meaning hair). Clinical trichology (i.e. trichology in the context of practising members of the Institute) is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the hair and scalp.
So what is a ‘qualified trichologist’?
So far as the Institute is concerned, a qualified trichologist is someone qualified by and registered with the Institute.
There are other people, nothing to do with the Institute, who might claim to be ‘qualified’ but they are not recognised by the Institute as ‘qualified trichologists’.
What happens in a consultation?
During a consultation, your trichologist will look at any health problems you may have, any medications you may be on, diet and lifestyle. We ask that you do not wash your hair on the morning of the consultation so that we can see the hair and scalp in its natural condition. If you have had any blood tests take along a copy of your results, a list of any medications you are on and a list of products you are currently using.
After the consultation, if the trichologist consultant deems it necessary to have any further tests they will recommend which tests you need, the consultant will diagnose and recommend treatments that can be carried out at the clinic or recommend a home care regime.