What is TrichoLab?
TrichoLAB is a form of Trichoscopy, which is a way of looking at the hairs growing out of the scalp and the scalp at high magnification. It is included as part of the initial face to face Trichology Consultation for hair loss at the clinic, and also at the first Platelet Rich Plasma session for hair loss.
It is a form of hair diagnostics to provide a way of objectively measuring the status of your hair, based on verified methods. This can help in assessing whether or not treatment has worked and will provide a more accurate picture than simple photographs. This clinic uses TrichoLAB and Fotofinder technology based on trichoscopy (magnified study of the hair) which will produce a detailed report for you.
It is non-invasive fast and painless. A series of panoramic and microscopic scalp images are taken in specific areas using a digital dermatoscope.
The images are securely transferred to TrichoLAB in Europe where they undergo an in depth statistical analysis and where they are assessed by hair experts.
Detailed data on hair and hair follicles are used to calculate key parameters like hair density, average hair shaft thickness, number of empty hair follicles, hair distribution etc.
The data provided by the TrichoLAB report helps with identification of your hair disorder and helps to create an individual therapy concept.
This service is only available from medically qualified hair specialists and is used across the world.
TrichoLAB only work with doctors and have developed a process that involves capture of a few images. Secondly the images are uploaded to the TrichoLAB service. Last, a detailed trichoscopic report. is received. The report is evaluated by a team of physicians with extensive experience in the field of trichoscopy so you are able to get the second opinion of a TrichoLAB expert to support your diagnosis.
This clinic is now recommending an initial trichoscopic examination during the first visit and then regular examinations after the treatment to monitor progress.
What does it measure?
It looks at:
- Average number of hairs
- Hair shaft thickness
- Hair distribution
- Empty follicles
- Cumulative Hair Thickness
- Number of follicular units
Which conditions could it help to diagnose?
The conditions that it helps to diagnose are:
- Acne keloidalis nuchae
- Alopecia areata
- Alopecia areata incognito
- Alopecia senilis
- Anagen effluvium
- Androgenetic alopecia
- Aplasia cutis congenita
- Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
- Congenital triangular alopecia
- Discoid lupus erythematosus
- Dissecting cellulitis
- Folliculitis decalvans
- Frontal fibrosing alopecia
- Lichen planopilaris
- Loose anagen syndrome
- Pseudopelade de Brocq
- Scalp psoriasis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Syphilitic alopecia
- Telogen effluvium
- Tinea capitis
- Traction alopecia
The test is used by doctors including hair transplant surgeons worldwide.
For more information about the test please visit www.tricholab.com