What is a Trichologist?

I get asked this question a lot, especially if I am talking to someone new and they ask what I do.

Trichology is the study of the hair and scalp and a trichologist is an expert in all types of hair loss and scalp problems.

Trichologist's are not medical doctors and they cannot prescribe, although trichology is certainly developing and I would imagine certainly on the prescribing front that this will change in the future.

When I first learnt about trichology and what it was and deciding to start studying, I did find that this profession felt quite dated and was only really available or aimed at the older gene