What to expect
Our lab specializes in trichoscopy of the scalp and analysis of test results in order to diagnose hair and scalp disease.
Did you know that…? Trichoscopy is a non-invasive procedure which does not require hair plucking.
During the procedure, a camera is used to capture the image of the hair and scalp in three areas of the head: the frontal, temporal and occipital areas. In each of these locations, the investigator takes 4 pictures. Depending on conditions and clinical suspicions, the procedure is performed using a liquid or without it (the “dry” method).
You will be given an exact diagnosis and treatment plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions
HOW SHOULD A PATIENT BE PREPARED?
Trichoscopy does not require specific preparation. However, it is advised your patient has no artificial hair fibers. For better visibility hair dyeing is advised for grey hair patients but not necessary.
DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?
Not at all. Trichoscopy is a non-invasive procedure.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Usually complete procedure takes 10-15 minutes.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
The report is sent to a medical team of doctors who will give you a diagnosis and a suggested treatment plan.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO UNDERGO THE PROCEDURE?
Please see our hair loss prices here.
Benefits of treatment
Losing hair is a physiological process, present in the life of every person. Each day, we lose hair and each day new hair starts to grow back on our skin and scalp.
Excessive hair loss may result from genetic predispositions or be induced by an environmental factor ( such examples of alopecia as drug-induced hair loss or hair loss resulting from exposure to chemical factors)
There are many pathological conditions where alopecia is a primary condition, which means that the pathological process first attacks the hair follicle. Sometimes, secondary hair loss may be observed, where hair follicles are in a way “drawn” into the pathological condition, and which may primarily affect other skin structures.
The decrease in the amount of hair may not result from hair loss, but from an increased tendency to break.
Regardless of what the reason for hair loss is a correctly-made diagnosis is a key moment in the process of effective treatment. It is especially important in relation to the types of alopecia where it is possible to restore the initial hair condition.
Our system assesses hair shafts, hair follicle openings, and the surrounding skin. This method allows assessing the above elements without the need for hair sampling (non-invasive method).
Trichoscopy allows differentiating various types of hair loss,
Trichoscopy allows to objectively assess the effectiveness of therapy, by being able to measure the improvement.
Apart from genetic alopecia, commonly-seen conditions are hair loss related to hair damage by beauty treatments (chemical, thermal damage, hair being pulled off). Some of the less frequent forms of hair loss are not only difficult to diagnose, but also to notice.
The Trichoscopy Report contains the second opinion from the doctors specialized in hair and scalp disorders. It is based both on statistics and qualitative assessment.