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Trüeb, RM; Vañó-Galván, S; Kopera, D; Jolliffe, VML; Ioannides, D; Gavazzoni Dias, MFR; Macpherson, M; Ruíz Ávila, J; Gadzhigoroeva, A; Ovcharenko, J; Lee, WS; Murugusundram, S; Kurata, S; Chang, M; Tanglertsampan, C.
Trichologist, Dermatotrichologist, or Trichiatrist? A Global Perspective on a Strictly Medical Discipline.
Skin Appendage Disord. 2018; 4(4):202-207 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Few dermatologic problems carry as much emotional overtones as the complaint of hair loss. The best way to alleviate the distress related to hair loss is to effectively treat it. In fact, one of the oldest medical professions is the Egyptian physician who specialized on diseases of the head. And yet, from ancient Egypt down to modern times, human hair has been the object of superstition and mystery. Remarkably and despite the genuine advances in effective medical treatments, hair cosmetics, and surgical procedures, phony hair loss solutions continue to be marketed with an amazing success. In 1860, a quasi-scientific interest in hair loss and hair care originated in a London barbershop and became known as trichology, with the Institute of Trichologists being founded. Other corporations successively followed internationally, but it was only in 2010 that the term dermatotrichologist was proposed for board-certified dermatologists dealing with the scientific study of the hair and scalp, in contrast to the trichologist who is rather associated with laity and cosmetics than with medical professionalism, or - worse - offers opportunities to possible imposters with a primary commercial interest. The new term "trichiatrist" is proposed, literally meaning the "medical treatment of the hair," to designate the strictly medical professional dealing with the hair and scalp in health and disease. Trichiatrists differ from trichologists by virtue of being physicians. The quality and stringency of their graduate medical training is identical to that of other physicians.

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