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Trichoscopy Before Hair Transplant - Why Important

Author: Dr. Jangid  |  Date Published: January 13, 2022

Why Is Trichoscopy Important Before Hair Transplant?

Trichoscopy is a term you will hear from your hair transplant surgeon or maybe even your dermatologist. This is a method that any hair loss specialist uses to examine the hair on your scalp to help in rectifying hair loss issues.

Trichoscopy is one of the most crucial steps for safely diagnosing any scalp disease. It is the first and foremost examination done for any hair transplant patient. This procedure is accurate and pain-free. It will examine all the fundamental parameters of hair growth and hair loss of any patient.

Various instruments are used to get a deeper and magnified view of the skin and hair. The specialist will be able to examine the hair shafts, the hair follicles, the epidermis of the skin that surrounds the hair follicles, and also your blood vessels. By knowing the type of hair loss, the specialist can easily decide the effective treatment strategy.

What Will This Procedure Do?

  • It is not like the traditional trichoscopy method, it is safe, painless, and doesn’t require hair pulling.

  • It helps in the measurement of the number of hairs per square centimeter.

  • It also calculates the percentage of regrowing hair.

  • The calculation of the percentage of the falling hair is also done.

  • The measurement of the number of hair follicular units per square centimeter and the categorization of the hair into single or double is done. This is an extremely important evaluation for hair transplant patients before surgery.

  • It even helps in recording the quantitative characteristics of the follicles and the distance between them.

  • It also helps in determining hair thickness, which is also an important factor for the evaluation of hair follicles.

The process of hair thinning and hair loss always occurs in stages. It takes time to be visible even to the person. Therefore, there is an urgent need for performing this examination to get a clear picture of the state of the donor and the recipient site on the scalp.

It can be used as an additional diagnostic tool for scalp diseases like:

  • Scalp Proriasis

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

  • Alopecia areata

  • Trichotillomania

  • Fungal Infections

  • Folliculitis of Decalves

There are many solutions for hair loss problems, but first, you need to diagnose the root cause of your hair loss. After that you can choose the treatment option, this is the reason trichoscopy plays a vital role in the treatment.

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