When is this exam indicated?
Trichoscopy is recommended in all forms of hair loss to support the diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic efficiency as well as in monitoring the progression of diseases affecting the hair.
How is it performed?
Trichoscopy involves the observation of the scalp and hair through the dermatoscope, a special lens that allows to view details of the scalp and hair at high enlargement. In addition, the dermatoscope is connected to a digital camera system that allows photographs to be taken and stored on a PC. The possibility of having digital photographs at high magnification allows to identify more accurately and earlier the signs of various hair disorders and to monitor their progress over time.
There are no contraindications.