Are Micro-cameras used by trichologists capable of detecting roots on scalp?
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You need an examination for a better understanding of why you are losing hair. The Internet will only give you generalizations.
Micro-cameras can only see the surface of the skin and the hair shafts, not roots
Chemical damage to hair is mostly visible as hair breakage which occurs away from the scalp along the length of the hair follicle. You can see the density and caliber of emerging hairs, inflammation, and scarring with a micro-camera but not the roots or anything below the surface. You should seek help from a dermatologists, as mentioned by the other physicians on this site, in order to truly diagnose any condition of the hair. You can only see the bulbs with a biopsy. It is equally important to have a dermatopathologist (a specialist in skin/hair biopsies) to look at your specimen as opposed to a general pathologist.Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an emerging therapy with evidence that may help some patients with hair growth. Because it is so new with very limited research, I tell patients that there are no guarantees but that I have seen improvements in my patients with the use of PRP.
Hello,I'm afraid not. A simple scalp biopsy will be needed and in the long run will be a small investment.
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