Trichology is the medical science which relates to the hair and scalp. It encompasses the study of diseases of the hair and scalp, including the cause(s) and potential treatment for these disorders.

The word “trichology” comes from the Greek word, ‘Trikhos’, meaning ‘hair’, and was first conceived as a specialty branch of study in Britain in the late 19th century. It then became a specific medical discipline in 1902.

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