Hair loss, also known as results in the loss or thinning of hair on the scalp and the body.
Alopecia can be classified into scarring or cicatricial and non-scarring or non-cicatricial forms.
In all forms of cicatricial alopecia the skin is atrophic and the hair shaft can not regenerate because of the damage of follicles.
In all forms of non cicatricial alopecia, which occur more often, the skin is normal and the hair safts can be regenerate.
The most common forms of non cicatricial alopecia including the androgenetic alopecia (in both men and women), alopecia areata, alopecia induced by medicine or chemical substance and alopecia caused by the lack of vitamins A,E, nicotinamide and panthotenic acid.
A typical person loses per day, on average, from 50 to 100 hairs. This fully natural process allows our body to “replace” the old, weakened hair, with new ones. If, however, you notice that the hair is falling out every time you comb, or you find an increasing number of strands on the brush, that signals that the condition of your hair could be significantly reduced.
Trichogram (hair analysis) not only shows the quality of hair but also is used to quantify different types of hair roots based on their hair cycle specific morphological characteristics.
Trichoscopy is a non invasive method of dermatoscopy and hair analysis using a manual or digital microscope.
The examined person should not be washed for 72 hours before the hair analysis.
Further on, the Dermatologist collects about 50 hair shafts from different regions of the head, which will be analysed using a specific procedure and microscopy.