Ipswich Trichology Hair & Scalp Clinic was founded in 2007 by trichologist Giovanni De Lellis. He is a Member of the Institute of Trichologists (IOT), which is the foremost professional association for trichologists worldwide.
He qualified as a trichologist by successfully completing the Institute of Trichologists training programme. Members of The IOT are trained in medical matters, but are not normally medically qualified. To gain an understanding of the complex nature of the human body, trichologists study such areas as body systems, nutrition, and the chemistry and physiology of the hair and scalp. The trainee trichologist will also study pharmaceutical preparations, trichological procedures, health and hygiene, hair shaft problems, hair loss and scalp problems, chemistry, massage, electrotherapy and microdiagnostic techniques. It is a demanding course with rigorous examinations at each stage of the training, and final year students have to pass an examination comprising two written papers, a practical and a viva voce examination. Institute tutors and examiners include experienced and highly demanding doctors, dermatologists, scientists and trichologists.
Like all science, there are daily advancements in trichology and members can keep up to date with these through the Continuing Professional Development programme designed by the IOT, which includes regular seminars and conferences.
Giovanni’s interest in trichology developed while he was training to become a hairdresser in the family-run hairdressing business. He noticed many clients were visiting the salon with underlying hair and scalp complaints. Not knowing what these conditions were and who to refer to he decided to research the matter further, when he came across the science of trichology. He found the subject so fascinating that he decided to train as a trichologist, whilst continuing to work full-time at the family hair salon.
The trichology clinic was added to the salon upon qualification by converting a room into a private clinic for patients. It was here that Ipswich Trichology was born! Our patients enjoy private consultations and treatments with the convenience of a town centre location. Giovanni has also consulted for The Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital.
Giovanni De Lellis (MIT) has been asked on many occasions by both local and national media as a hair and scalp expert to talk about the subject of trichology, hair loss and scalp conditions.
This has included guest appearances on BBC Radio Suffolk, and a guest phone-in with BBC Radio 1Xtra. He has also featured in numerous local written press articles.
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