What Does It Take to Properly Diagnose Hair Loss?


Trichologist at the Hair Transplant Clinic:

Every type of hair loss requires a specific treatment for it. This means that the trichologist Dubai work with each and every patient who comes for proper guidance.

No “one-size-fits-all” Treatment for Hair Loss:

No matter what’s the underlying factor of your hair loss is, but the trichologist at the hair transplant clinic will identify it, treat it and will help you to look beautiful again. Instead of just providing “one-size-fits-all” treatment.

Almost 90% of hair loss is genetic and called Androgenetic alopecia. It’s very difficult to say that what type of hair loss you are suffering from, until and unless you consult a trichologist at the hair transplant clinic.

Visit the Trichologist at the Hair Transplant Centre:

If you are experiencing hair loss then visit a trichologist at the hair transplant clinic for the evaluation of your hair loss treatment options.

Following are the steps followed by the trichologist at the hair transplant clinic, before the prescription of the hair loss treatment.

  1. Patient History
  2. Physical Examination
  3. Diagnostic testing

1.      Step 1, Patient History:

Hair loss is the result of a variety of factors, like hormonal imbalance, genes, poor lifestyle, auto-immune conditions or due to any medical disorder.

So it’s a very important and a first step, to understand your full health history for the determination of your hair loss cause.

The trichologist will ask about your specific characteristics and also ask that how long it has been happening to you. Then he will try to understand that either it’s a genetic trait or not. The trichologist will also ask you about your daily routine like your diet, personal hair styling habits and also about your recent illness or about the medications that you might be using.

2.      Step 2, Physical Examination:

There are many types of hair loss so it’s very important for the trichologist to examine your scalp physically to see the hair loss pattern.

3.      Step 3, Diagnostic Testing:

Following diagnostic tests can be performed by the trichologist, to see the severity of your hair loss and also to evaluate your hair loss treatment options:

  1. Hair density
  2. Microscopic exam of hair shaft and bulbs
  3. Hair mass measurement
  4. Norwood classification
  5. Ludwig classification
  6. Video microscopy
  7. Hair cycle synchronization
  8. Hair dx genetic testing
  9. The hair pulls test
  10. Daily hair collection analysis
  11. Scalp biopsy

1. Microscopic exam of Hair shaft and bulbs

The change in color of hair follicles and bulbs after the application of the chemicals shows the damage of hair follicles.

2. Hair density

How many hairs are present per sq. cm of the scalp and checked by cutting a small area of the scalp.

3. Hair mass measurement

it can be checked by naked eye. 

4. Norwood classification

The 07 stages of male pattern baldness are compared with the series of pictures.

5. Ludwig classification

The 03 stages of female pattern baldness are compared with the series of pictures.

6. Video microscopy,

a percentage of shrunken hair is greater at the top of the scalp as compared to the back of the head.

7. Hair cycle synchronization

Hairs are counted and then a small area of the scalp is shaved to see the hair regrowth speed after 3 days.

8. Hair dx genetic testing

The risk variant of the gene associated with male or female pattern baldness is checked by getting a sample of your saliva.

9. The hair pull test

Grabbing 50 to 100 hairs between the thumb and forefinger and pulling them to see how many hairs would come out.

10. Daily hair collection analysis

You have to daily collect your shed hair from the shower drain, sink, brush or pillow for 7 days.

11. Scalp biopsy

A small area of the scalp is required for this test.

After the examination of your hair and scalp very closely, the trichologist will recommend you an appropriate hair loss treatment according to the severity and type of your hair loss for the permanent treatment.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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