Tests available for Diagnosis and Prediction of Hair Loss
Currently in USA approximately 50 million men and women are affected by some type of hair loss. One of the most distressing forms of hair loss is Heredatory Androgenic Alopecia, also known as male or female pattern hair loss. The symptoms of this genetically predetermined disorder include physical changes in the hair, including loss of normal vigor and elasticity. Eventually, the hair can become thin and brittle and begin to fall out. These changes are gradual and are progressive. The exact degree of hair loss and its progression is hard to measure, however there are a variety of hair test that can help to evaluate or predict these changes.Up until recently there was no precise technology to predict future hair loss. We now have genetic testing and devises that will help with predicting genetic predisposition and measuring future hair loss. Predictive genetic hair loss testing known as Hair DX is now available for both men and women. This test can detect hair loss years before actual balding and appropriate treatment can be recommended.There are also some tests available to evaluate the degree and stage of hair loss. These tests can be done by a hair restoration specialist to assist with determining the cause for the hair loss and the proper treatment options. these tests include: Hair Pull Test, Hair Density Test, Hair Mount, Daily Hair Loss Test, Microscopic Trichogram, Scalp Biopsy and Diagnostic Lab Tests. It is important to note that these tests can be used for evaluation and predication but they are not exact measurement of future hair loss. There are hair loss that may be temporary and caused by reasons other than genetics. These tests can also determine the temporary nature of hair loss, so appropriate treatment can be given to slow down or reverse the hair loss.Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. He can made an evaluation using devises that help determine the cause of hair loss and predict the future progression. Once the cause of hair loss is established the proper treatment options are recommended to reverse or slow down future hair loss. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy.To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website for more information.