Trichoscopic Analysis

Trichoscopic Hair Analysis: Evaluates hair thinning and hair structure

Trichoscopic Analysis

Trichoscopic hair analysis is a computerized method to determine hair density and the status of hair roots of scalp hair. it also evaluate hair thinning, which reveals your hair structure It calculates responses to treatment in patients with pattern alopecia, enables a precise follow up of hair densities and much more. This is especially important, as any therapy against hairloss extends over a longer period of time and the therapy success is mostly visible only after several months. In general analysts examine a number of different characteristics of hair under a microscope like hair count, its density, and the phase of hair growth level (Anagen, Telogen) and type of hair (vellus, terminal) ratio and dandruff that cannot be seen through our naked eyes, number of hair from one pore in which its ideal condition is (3 to 4 hairs from one pore) and distance between each pore are also be examined under this analysis.

Scalp examination included the presence of erythema and scales. Hair examination included the recording of hair color, texture, fragility, and examination of the hair root. In addition to the scalp, other hairy sites were examined for hair loss (including eyebrows and eyelashes). The initial diagnosis was made for all of the cases, that is, Tinea capitis, alopecia areata, Trichotillomania, and traction alopecia. Trichoscopic examination was done for all cases looking for specific diagnostic finding for each case of hair loss.

The Trichoscopy was a handheld Trichoscope  application which captured images, and then was evaluated as saved photos on computer screen. This Trichoscope can block light reflection from the skin surface without immersion gels or alcohol. The dates and times of capturing photos were automatically stored.