“TrichoScan” digital hair follicle examination
Hair loss or weakening is a common complaint in clinical dermatology. In order to find out the real cause of the problem and to propose the most appropriate solution, a digital hair follicle test is performed by measuring and analysing biological parameters of hair growth, such as hair density (n/cm2), hair diameter (µm), hair growth rate (mm/day) or the anagen/telogen ratio. For this purpose, the “Sapiegos Clinic” uses the TrichoScan® tool.
About the procedure
“TrichoScan is the world’s first computerised trichogram that easily and quickly calculates hair growth parameters. During this procedure, the device takes ultra-high resolution pictures of the scalp to determine the quality and shape of the hair and its follicles. This provides a clinical image of the scalp, allowing an accurate diagnosis of the cause of hair loss.
The digital examination of the hair follicles provides a detailed and tailored analysis, which means that the patient saves time as the doctor can quickly select the most appropriate treatment.
Why choose it?
- Digital hair follicle examination helps you quickly find out the cause of hair loss or weakening. Based on the results, your doctor will suggest the most appropriate treatment plan to address your problem.
- Saves you time and money that you would have spent on ineffective cosmetic treatments.
Before the procedure
During the procedure
After the procedure
A small area (approx. 0.8 cm²) of the client’s hair is shaved off to facilitate access and examination of the scalp. The location shall be chosen so as to remain inconspicuous.
“The TrichoScan device takes a high-resolution image that magnifies the scalp, hair and hair follicles up to 1000 times. The results are based on the biological parameters of hair growth: hair density (n/cm2), hair diameter (µm), hair growth rate (mm/day), number of follicles or anagen/telogen ratio.
The doctor discusses the results with the patient. Based on these results, an individual procedure/treatment plan is drawn up. Injectable treatments such as mesotherapy, PRP or hair filler treatment may be given.
This test may be repeated during treatment to check the effectiveness of the treatment prescribed.
Trichoscan digital hair follicle test
Consultation with the “Trichoscan” digital test by a trichologist