What is trichology?
Trichology is the fascinating branch of medicine that studies the health of hair and scalps. Due to their extensive training, a trichologist is qualified to diagnose the cause of hair loss and scalp conditions, including male and female pattern baldness or alopecia, and then prescribe a suitable treatment depending on the individual’s circumstances.
Trichologists receive their qualifications by undergoing an extensive training course on hair loss and scalp conditions with The International Association of Trichologists (IAT). 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 certification course it administers was developed by the University of Southern California.
The IAT also establishes standards, certifies students, and publishes educational material. Qualified trichologists will have ‘IAT’ after their name and are bound by a strict code of ethics. They are required to maintain their knowledge by conducting ongoing research and study, and attending conferences.
Both MHRA and Foli Sim Scalp Micropigmentation are proud to have Kate Dawes as part of the team; as one of just five trichologists in Western Australia, Kate’s expertise in male and female hair loss is internationally renowned.