What is trichology?
Trichology is the branch of medicine that specialises in the scientific study of the health of hair and scalps. A trichologist will be able to diagnose the cause of the hair loss (Alopecia) and scalp conditions, including Male & Female Pattern Baldness, then prescribe a suitable treatment to meet the individual circumstances of the patient.
The IAT administers the certification course developed by the University of Southern California. The IAT was established in 1974 and is a non profit organisation promoting the study, research and practice of hair and scalp health and disease.
The IAT also establishes standards, certifies students and publishes educational material.Qualified trichologists will have the initials IAT after their name and are bound by a strict code of ethics. They are required to maintain their knowledge by conducting ongoing research, study and to attend conferences.