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Oral medications
Rotary epilators
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Hair removal accidents or disasters

Have you suffered personal injury relating to an accident affecting your hair and scalp, or a hair removal or hairdressing disaster? If your answer is yes, then ARC Trichology could help you in your quest for compensation. ARC Trichology provides unbiased Tricho-Medical legal reports, which are composed by our Expert Witness, Adele Coll under instruction from your solicitor. They can relate to any of the following, though not exclusively:

Scalp (or any hair-bearing skin) hair transplants, scalp surgery, injury, trauma, chemical reaction, accident, faulty hairdressing/hair removal (epilators, depilatories, waxing, intense pulsed light (IPL), electrolysis)/beauty procedures;

Hair condition or damage pertaining to the use of, for example, permanent colouring, chemical straightening, hair extensions, bleaching, colour removal (stripping), etc. Why not check out ARC TrichologyOpens in a new window for more information or advice?

What is Trichology?

Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp in both health and disease.

A trichologist works with hair and scalp disorders of any kind. Detailed consultation and examination, including microscopy, will lead to a diagnosis, advice and if appropriate effective clinical or prescription treatment of those disorders.

To qualify as a consultant trichologist, one must successfully complete the Institute of Trichologists (IoT) training programme to degree level. This entitles the successful candidate to registered membership of the IoT at associate level with use of the designates 'AIT'. 3 years of clinical practice under a qualified mentor, along with further examination, will entitle AIT to become a full member of the IoT and use of the designates 'MIT'.

The Institute of Trichologists was founded in 1902 and is a non-profit organisation responsible for the training in Trichology. They are the largest provider of trichological training in Europe and are the longest established body of its type anywhere in the world.

For the protection of patients, The IoT publishes a Code of Professional Practice and Ethics, by which all practising trichologists who are registered members of the institute are expected to abide.

Registered members of the IoT can provide you with specialist advice for your hair problems including wigs, hair transplants, all forms of hair loss, scalp problems, alopecia, dandruff, receding or thinning hair, baldness, and hair growth.

The IoT works closely with and consults to the medical profession, allied health professionals, trading standards officers, health and media journalists, HABIA, scientific and government bodies, research organisations, pharmaceutical, medical and hair product companies and support groups for its expert advice and opinion.

If you would like further information then please visit ARC Trichology's contact pageOpens in a new window to find details of how to get in touch with us.


"My hair had become thin at the front hairline and crown. Ms Coll felt the HRT I was taking was unsuitable for me as I also had depression. My GP agreed to take me off that medication. Immediately I felt different in myself and with the treatment that Ms Coll prescribed in its place, I found that my hair returned over a period of a few months. Thank goodness there is someone who cares! Now if I have any worries, I have someone I can contact."

Carole H, Huddersfield, UK.

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