Early Diagnosis of Hair Loss

Diagnosis is the first step towards treatment. A timely correct diagnosis can save your hair. As most of the patients who come to us for hair transplant are those, where early initiation of treatment could have saved their hair. We offer you the technology and expertise for hair loss analysis and do also alleviate the concerns through the right measures.

Trichoscope makes it possible for the doctor to analyze the follicular growth, density and hair thickness. It is a non-invasive and painless procedure wherein the microscopic pictures are magnified and studied on monitor. The procedure takes only a little time and offers you the following benefits on hair loss diagnosis.

  • Trichoscope would provide magnified images of the hair follicles, hair and the endodermis by 200 times.
  • The hair density, thickness and the follicular growth can be analyzed early to detect any anomaly.
  • An early detection through Trichoscope is particularly useful in calculating the ratio of terminal: vellus hair. The ratio is helpful in determining the correction required on hair growth.
  • Trichoscope also helps in identifying diseases such as Seborrheic Dermatitis, Scarring, Lichen Planus and Dandruff etc.

Detecting the disease early is particularly useful in deciding the treatment and increasing the probability of success. Our centre specializes in detecting the cause of disease through different other tests. The pull test is done to measure the tensile strength of hair. The test is useful in conditions like Telogen Effluvium where the hair strands are pulled out of the follicle to see how many come out. Also, Biopsy is performed for conditions like Alopecia Areata and other laboratory tests to detect diabetes, thyroid and anaemia.

A visit to dermatologists is important so that the diagnosis can be made in time and the cure is availed. Diseases like Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis would grow with time and it is important that medication is taken before they become acute. Similarly, the conditions like Telogen Effluvium become very difficult to treat if the procedure is not availed in time.
Early diagnosis of hair loss is important so that one can ‘limit’ the problem only on the medication level. In case the treatment is delayed then hair transplantation remains the only possible cure; Prevention is better than cure.