About Us

Uniquely, Ribí Trichology Clinic is a specialist hair and scalp clinic providing specialist hair loss, scalp treatments and services to men, women and children of all cultures in county Mayo the West of Ireland.

Ribí Trichology clinic is known for the ‘CLINIC WITH A SOLUTION’, best place for all non surgical hair loss solutions and scalp needs. At Ribí Clinic, our ultimate goal is to offer our patients all the best available treatment options or solutions for the different hair and scalp conditions affecting them. Our aim is to offer personalised treatments to our patients taking into consideration individually diagnosed condition followed by a non surgical solution in the form of low level light laser therapy, electrotherapy treatments, trichological scalp treatments, medicines and hair replacement systems such as wigs and cranial prosthesis.

Our patients also have the option of availing of a surgical solution in the form of hair transplant when needed. We offer surgical treatments to patients through our affiliation with one of the worlds leading award winning hair transplant specialists. Patients have the choice of hair transplant surgery, Follicullar Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant, ARTAS robot assisted FUE and strip Follicullar Unit Transplantation (FUT) hair transplant.
Ribí Trichology Clinic is run by Consultant Trichologist Mary Safo AIT, Bsc. Msc. AIT Mary has been in the hair industry for years and her passion and desire to help people suffering with hair loss led to this career path of becoming a Trichologist.

At the hairloss and scalp clinic, we adopt a holistic approach when it comes to caring for the hair and scalp of our patients. Holistic in the sense that we consider both the internal and external factors that could affect the growth, appearance and absolute best feel of the hair. We empathize with all of our patients and do understand that hair is important and can affect day-to-day morale, self-confidence and also individual personalities hence we assure them that we are part of their journey of hairloss and scalp regeneration until the point where they have their self confidence back.

From years of Trichological experience, one can testify that if hair that is damaged by physical or chemical means or hereditary scalp problems is excluded, poor hair in terms of it’s appearance and response to dressing reflects the internal function. Therefore the quality of hair in deteriorating scalp and hair conditions is often the result of changes in the body when the metabolism is disturbed. Therefore, a healthy hair also needs to be supported by a healthy lifestyle and diet. Based on this understanding, our clinic offers treatment for a wide range of serious hair and scalp conditions ranging from genetic and nutritional related hair loss, alopecia areata and scarring alopecia to psoriasis, neurodermatitis and severe scaling and flaking of the scalp. However, treatments are also available for cosmetic damage such as very dry, damaged and overly-processed hair. We also cater for afro type scalp and hair conditions during consultation we always take into account the patient’s medical history and diet – addressing underlying factors as well as the immediate appearance of your hair.

We pride ourselves in the fact that most of our patients are happy with our successful treatment which we are able to achieve through our wealth of experience, specialist training, thorough consultation, personalized treatments, frequent reviews and holistic approach.

Code of Conduct / Work Ethics

  • Ribí Trichology Clinic’s ultimate goal is to work with individual patients and to provide the best solution in managing any hair and scalp condition regardless of its severity.
  • Beyond offering hair loss and scalp solutions to patients, Ribí Clinic is committed to the continous improvement of its treatments, ongoing research and development which will lead to  combating  hairloss.
  • For the protection of our patients, we are GDPR compliant and follow the strict code of conduct of the Institute of Trichologists. The Institute of Trichologists publishes a Code of Professional Practice and Ethics by which all practicing trichologists who are registered members of the Institute are expected to abide by.

Consultant Trichologist, 
Mary Safo
, Bsc, Msc, AIT

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The Trichologist

Mary Safo- Ankoma is a Certified Consultant Trichologist and an Associate Member of the Institute of Trichologists in the United Kingdom (The Institute of Trichologists is the foremost professional association for Trichologists in the World). She graduated with a DISTINCTION and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of hair loss and scalp conditions.

Mary is not only a Consultant Trichologist but an entrepreneur and a qualified Wig Maker. She holds a BSC in Natural Resource Management and an MSc in Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School in addition to a diploma in wig making. She has been working in the hair industry offering solutions to those affected with hair loss and scalp conditions in the West of Ireland specifically Castlebar, county Mayo for over eight years. Initially, she began her career as an entrepreneur, a professional wig maker and then progressed to be a Trichologist. Mary was quickly inspired to find a way to help her numerous clients that suffered from hair loss having noticed the traumatic effects it had on their self-esteem. Hence in ensuring she acquires the best of knowledge to help her patients, she went to further train in the chosen field in the united states and also graduated with a distinction from the Institute of Trichologists and became the first Consultant Trichologist in Castlebar and the whole of County Mayo in West of the Republic of Ireland.

As a qualified professional with the Institute of Trichologists, Mary continues to develop herself professionally and is in a position to work closely with and can be consulted by the medical profession, allied health professionals, trading standards officers, health and media journalists, scientific and government bodies, research organizations, pharmaceutical, medical and hair product companies and support groups for her expert advice and opinion.


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