Professional Societies

Resources for Hair Loss Research

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) — the largest dermatologic association representing virtually all of the dermatologists in the United States. Through its Web site, you can locate a dermatologist, read the latest hair loss research, and access patient brochures.

American Hair Loss Council (AHLC) — a nonprofit organization of hair loss specialists. Its Web site discusses primary types of hair loss, myths regarding cause, and surgical and nonsurgical treatments. It also offers referrals to local hair specialists, though it does not endorse individuals or businesses.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) — the leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO’s main Web site includes links to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, where you can search through the latest cancer research, and ASCO’s patient information site, People Living with Cancer, which has a many resources, including a drug database, messages boards, and online chats with oncologists.

Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) — the largest professional association for the permanent cosmetics industry. Its Web site offers information and links to SPCP member technicians.