Hair Loss: Resources
The following are the only hair loss-related nonprofit or consumer
organizations currently recognized by the American Hair Loss Association.
The American Academy of Dermatology www.aad.org
The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest and most representative
of all dermatologic associations, with a membership of more than 10,420
dermatologists in the United States.
While the AAD is not specifically a hair loss organization they do support
the furthering of hair loss awareness and have many hair loss experts in their
International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons www.iahrs.org
The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer
organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant
surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors
practicing hair transplantation, and is the only group that recognizes that all
surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks
to represent the best in the discipline. The IAHRS' goal is to provide a safe
place for prospective patients to choose a surgeon based on skill and not on
their ability to buy public opinion through advertising.
It is the only organization in the world whose membership is limited
exclusively to state-of-the-art hair restoration surgeons. The IAHRS is the
patient's advocate, the ethical physician's voice, and the standard for the
National Alopecia Areata Foundation www.naaf.org
The mission of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) is to support
research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia areata, to support
those with the disease, and to educate the public about alopecia areata. This
mission is accomplished by:
Funding research and research workshops that add to the scientific knowledge
about alopecia areata, its causes, and different treatments
- Providing local support and education for people with alopecia areata and
- Informing the public about alopecia areata.
- Advocating the concerns of people affected by alopecia areata.
- Creating and distributing educational materials to health professionals as
well as those affected, so that all may better understand alopecia areata.
Published on March 1, 2010