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Why Does Hair Loss Occur?

Hair issues can stem from genetic factors, hormonal imbalances, childbirth, lack of proper nutrition, stress, certain medications or infections. Over 20 conditions are known to lead to hair thinning or loss. For some conditions, timely treatment is vital to reduce thinning and restore growth. This is why our precise hair loss assessment is the first step in a personalized and effective treatment.

Types of Hair Loss Diagnosed with Trichoscopy

Androgenetic Alopecia

Widely recognized as male or female pattern baldness, Androgenetic Alopecia is a hereditary ailment that often presents itself as progressive thinning of hair and receding hairlines. While it’s primarily guided by genetics, hormones also play a role in determining the severity and onset of hair loss. For many, this isn’t merely a cosmetic concern but also touches on emotional and self-confidence aspects. Recognizing the early signs and seeking timely treatment can slow its progression.

Telogen Effluvium

Typified as a transient form of hair loss, Telogen Effluvium primarily stems from intense stress, traumatic events, or significant transitions in life, like childbirth or severe illness. Though often alarming, this condition usually resolves on its own over time. Hair typically goes through growth phases, and stressors can push a more significant number of hairs into the shedding phase. Awareness and managing underlying stressors are pivotal in mitigating the effects of Telogen Effluvium. Trichoscopy can help monitor the return of hair after the temporary increase in shedding.

Alopecia Areata

This unpredictable condition is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system targets hair follicles, leading to abrupt and patchy hair loss. Alopecia Areata can affect people of any age or gender, and its manifestations can vary from small patches to complete hair loss. While the exact cause remains elusive, genetics and environmental factors are believed to contribute. Early intervention and treatments can assist in hair regrowth and managing the condition. Trichoscopy is key to making the correct diagnosis especially in early and borderline presentations.

Traction Alopecia

Originating from prolonged and consistent tension exerted on hair, Traction Alopecia is predominantly associated with specific hairstyles that pull and stress the hairstyles, like tight ponytails, braids, or extensions. Over time, the consistent pull damages the hair follicles, leading to hair loss, especially along the hairline and temples. The key to preventing Traction Alopecia is awareness—understanding the risks associated with certain hairstyles and opting for gentler alternatives can pave the way for healthier hair.

And:

  • Acne keloidalis nuchae
  • Alopecia senilis
  • Anagen effluvium
  • Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
  • Congenital triangular alopecia
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia
  • Lichen planopilaris
  • Scalp psoriasis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Tinea capitis

Ideal Patients

We understand that hair loss is deeply personal and can impact one’s confidence. Our treatments are best suited for individuals who, despite experiencing thinning hair, still possess active hair follicles. We cater to those who are keen on exploring both nonsurgical and surgical avenues for restoration.

Our treatments require dedication; thus, we look for individuals who are genuinely committed to adhering to our pre and post-treatment guidelines. Our goal is to help you reclaim not just your hair but also your confidence.

How is the Trichoscopy Treatment Performed?

We pride ourselves on providing you with the utmost care and privacy. At your first appointment, you’ll enjoy relaxing in a comfortable chair while we use the noninvasive imaging system to view and assess your scalp and hair follicles.

Analyzing Hair with HairMetrix and TrichoLAB

At SkinDC, we invest in the most sophisticated trichoscopic imaging systems to provide our patients with the best hair loss treatment plans. We have both HairMetrix and TrichoLAB imaging systems that allow us to tailor-made treatment strategies and track the therapeutic journey. Recognized worldwide, TrichoLAB stands out as a leading laboratory dedicated to studying and diagnosing hair and scalp anomalies. TrichoLAB images undergo comprehensive statistical scrutiny by seasoned hair specialists. HairMetrix is the first artificial intelligence driven trichoscopy system that allows for instantaneous analysis minimizing the number of visits to the office.

The trichoscopy examination process is swift, thorough, and devoid of any discomfort. It involves capturing panoramic and close-up scalp images using a specialized dermatoscope. The evaluation gleans intricate information on individual hairs and follicles, shedding light on hair density, shaft diameter, overall hair volume and distribution patterns. The insights from the trichoscopy report empower physicians to understand your specific hair condition better and track progress more accurately.

Get Started on Your Hair Restoration Journey

Hair loss can be more than just a cosmetic issue; it affects confidence and self-image. With trichoscopy, we aim to restore your hair and bring back your self-confidence and joy. Schedule your hair loss consultation with our hair loss team today and take the first step towards a more confident you.

Schedule My Trichoscopy Appointment!

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