Trichology is the branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of the hair and scalp. Trichologists are hair and scalp specialists who diagnose the causes of hair fall, hair breakage, hair thinning, miniaturization of hairs, and diseases of the scalp, and provide treatment accordingly.
The Italian Society of Hair Science and Restoration (Società Italiana di Tricologia) has been established as a non-profit Scientific Medical Association without political alliance. Our purpose is to establish Trichology as a Scientific Branch in the field of Medicine as well as in the field of Humanistic Culture. We are the largest European Association of Trichology.
S.I.Tri.® (or SITri®) is the officially registered trademark and registered abbreviation for the Società Italiana di Tricologia (Italian Society of Hair Science and Restoration).
The objectives of the Italian Society of Hair Science and Restoration are to keep our members, operators and doctors informed and to defend them from misleading information and fraud in the field of trichology. We aim to do this through continually developing initiatives, primarily these below:
- Promote scientific research of the pathologies and physiology of hair, body hair and scalp.
- Promote progress in the the field of trichology through education.
- Define reference protocols for research, clinics and labs, as well for therapy for hair loss and diseases of the scalp.
- Verify the efficacy and rationale of trichological therapies proposed by the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
- Verify the quality, rationale and harmlessness of products offered by the trichological-cosmetic industry.
- Seek coordination between the pharmaceutical industry and the pharmaceutical-cosmetic industry to obtain a scientific rationale for the sector as a whole.
- Compare and contrast the scientific activities regarding trichology of Associations that are culturally similar.
- Provide members with a true point of reference and scientific support in their daily activities.
- Publish current scientific findings made in the field of trichology in Italy and other parts of the world so as to keep Members, Patients and other interested parties in the field up to date with the latest news.
- Keep Members, Patients and Society at large aware of fraudulent information within the trichology sector.
The Italian Society of Hair Science and Restoration is exclusively financed through membership fees and journal subscriptions. Our journals and website do not include publicity or information for which we have been “paid for” or that has been “inspired” by pharmaceutical or cosmetic companies, nor are we associated with any political or financial groups. Our work and articles can be reproduced and are available to all as long as they are attributed to the author and are not used for commercial or publicity purposes.
The S.I.Tri. Statute states that members may join the association only by direct invitation from the President or by a Member. The Statute requires that all Members commit, according to his or her ability, to the study of Trichology (through active research and/or passive learning). The Statute requires that all Members commit to placing the “logo” S.I.Tri. next to their names in any future publication or conference presentation relating to Trichology. Members are expected to pay annual dues of €100.00.