Hair Loss: Personalised Treatment with Digital Trichogram

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Digital Trichogram: Accurate number of hairs & hair follicles

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What is a Digital Trichogram and why is it essential in hair loss treatment?

 

Fotofinder Trichoscale – Digital Trichogram

Fotofinder Trichoscale sets new standards in trichology. The new programme allows the documentation and quantification of diffuse hair loss in unprecedented accuracy.

All the important parameters of hair growth and hair loss are determined automatically, quickly, painlessly and accurately. Contrary to the other hair analysis programmes, Fotofinder Trichoscale offers additional capabilities and optimised measurement functions.

  • Unlike the traditional trichogram, it is a painless procedure without loss of hair
  • It calculates the number of hair count, hair density, the anagen/telogen rate, the number and the density of vellus hair, as well as terminal hair
  • Immediate function for the measurement of hair density
  • Special version for the determination of hair density
  • Determination of hair follicles – An essential feature for evaluating the success of hair transplants
  • Accurate, personalised reports as print-out or PDF file
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What is hair loss and what causes it?

People have somewhere between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on their heads. People have between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on their head. The number of strands normally lost in a day varies, but on average is 100. In order to maintain a normal volume, hair lost daily must be replaced at the same rate. The first signs of hair loss are more hairs than usual left in the hairbrush after brushing or in the basin after shampooing.

The reasons for hair loss are many. When hair loss begins suddenly, the cause may be due to illness, diet, medicine, or childbirth. If hair loss is gradual and becomes more noticeable with each passing year, a person may have hereditary hair loss. Certain hair care practices and products also can cause noticeable hair loss.

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The following describes some of the many factors that cause hair loss:

Hair and scalp disorders

  • Hereditary thinning or baldness (also called androgenetic alopecia): This is the most common cause of hair loss. It affects men and women.
  • Alopecia areata: Researchers believe that this is an autoimmune disease, and in this case the body attacks its own hair.
  • Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia: This rare disease develops in otherwise healthy people. The disease destroys the hair follicles.

Diseases

  • Underlying medical condition: Hair loss can be the first sign of a disease. About 30 diseases, including thyroid disease and anaemia, can cause hair loss.
  • Illness: Significant hair loss can occur after an illness. A major surgery, high fever, severe infection, or even a flu.

Hormones and stress

  • Giving birth: After giving birth, some women have noticeable hair loss due to the low oestrogen levels.
  • Menopause: Hair loss is common symptom during menopause.
  • Stress: Experiencing a traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one or a divorce, can cause hair loss.

Dieting and poor nutrition

  • Weight loss: Some people see hair loss after losing more than 8 kilos.
  • Vitamin Α: Too much vitamin A can cause hair loss.
  • Protein: When the body does not get enough protein.
  • Iron: Not getting enough iron can lead to hair loss.
  • Eating disorder: When a person has an eating disorder, hair loss is common. Anorexia and bulimia can cause hair loss.

Medicines
Certain medicines can cause hair loss.
These include:

  • Blood thinners
  • High-dose vitamin A
  • Medicines that treat arthritis, depression, gout, heart problems, and high blood pressure
  • Birth control pills
  • Anabolic steroids that are taken to build muscle and improve athletic performance

Incorrect washing, drying, combing and styling products
The following practices often cause the hair to break:

  • Too much shampooing, combing, or brushing
  • Rubbing wet hair dry with a towel
  • Brushing or combing wet hair
  • Excessive use of products and techniques, such as permanents, dyes, blow dryer, flat iron, gel, hair sprays, etc.

Hair Loss: What is the appropriate treatment?

Just as there are many causes, there are many treatments for hair loss. Dermatologists recommend treating hair loss early. Early means before losing a lot of hair. Hair loss is harder to treat when a person has a lot of hair loss.

  • Pharmaceutical treatment for hair loss: Medicines such as dutasteride and finasteride are used to treat male hair loss. They are available in the form of pills and help in slowing hair loss in about 88% of men. In addition, they help in stimulating hair regrowth in about 66% of men. Finasteride works by stopping the body from making the male hormone, dihydrotestosterone.
  • Topically applied preparations – Minoxidil: It is applied on the scalp. It stops hair thinning and stimulates hair growth on the top of the scalp. Dermatologists combine minoxidil with another treatment.
  • Treatment of hair loss with anti-androgens: Treatment with anti-androgens refers to drugs received by women to compensate for the effect of male sexual hormones, such as testosterone, on the skin. Anti-androgens are not suitable for the treatment of male pattern hair loss.
  • Shampoos: Their use helps in the concurrent treatment of other skin conditions, such as seborrhoeic dermatitis, often coexisting with hair loss. They are supportive treatments and maintenance treatments.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – Autologous Mesotherapy: This method uses the platelets that develop hair follicles, stimulating both stem cells and other cells within the microenvironment of the hair follicle. The effectiveness of PRP in restoring hair is achieved through hair follicles strengthening – either non-active or (newly) implanted in the growth phase, as well as the strengthening of vellus hair.

In most cases, when approaching the problem of male and female hair loss a combination of different therapies for hair loss is made, aiming at accelerating and maximising the results. Usually during the first visit and before treatment initiation, a high-resolution digital trichogram is performed to quantitatively and qualitatively measure the expected hair growth improvement.

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