Trichoscopy in Hair & Scalp Disorders
Trichoscopy is an examination based on magnification process to visualize detailed structure of scalp and hairs with a digital magnifier recordable, comparable, and convenient analysis.
Scalp and hairs have unique characteristics that are peculiar to respective conditions. However, such characteristics are barely visible to naked eye. Not until long ago, there was a paucity of methods to study such characteristics in sufficient detail to be useful for clinical applications. Trichoscopy offers advantages like assessing the status of normal and affected scalp and hairs, diagnosing or ruling out certain conditions, measuring progress in a case, localizing areas for procedures like a biopsy, as well as in maintaining visual records. Additionally, this procedure offers convenience, low cost, no down time, capability to capture video, and plan effective treatment strategies.
With the use of Trichoscopy, both the patients and healthcare service providers stand to gain in terms of speed, accuracy, and costs connected with scalp and hair conditions.