FAQ - Hair Diagnostics

WHAT DISEASES CAN BE DISTINGUISHED WITH TRICHOLAB?

TrichoLAB trichoscopy report differentiates the majority of hair disorders. It may distinguish scarring versus non-scarring alopecia, androgenetic alopecia vs telogen effluvium and supports the diagnosis of alopecia areata, lichen planopilaris, anagen effluvium, folliculitis decalvans, discoid lupus erythematosus, trichotillomania, tinea capitis.

DOES TRICHOLAB PROVIDE ANY TREATMENT SUGGESTIONS?

No. TrichoLAB focuses on diagnostics only, but on request we can guide you to the scientific literature about the particular disease.

WHY SHOULD I PROVIDE MY MEDICAL CERTIFICATE?

TrichoLAB service is dedicated to medical professionals exclusively. If you want to examine your hair, please contact one of our medical partners.

IS MY DATA SECURE?

It's our priority to keep the data safe and the servers secure. We have implemented both ISO 9001 quality standard and ISO 27001 information security standard.

DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?

Not at all. Trichoscopy is a non invasive procedure.

WHAT DO I NEED TO START USING TRICHOLAB SERVICE?

You need any FotoFinder videodermoscopy system to take images and an account on the TrichoLAB server to upload images and to download the reports. There is an instructional video available to show the trichoscopy procedure in details.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE TRICHOSCOPY REPORT?

TrichoLAB delivers the trichoscopy report within 7 days at the latest.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

TrichoLAB service is based on pay-per-use system. The complete pricelist is available for registered users.

HOW SHOULD A PATIENT BE PREPARED?

Trichoscopy does not require specific preparation. However it is adviced your patient has not used artificial hair fibers. For better visibility hair dyeing is adviced for gray hair patients.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

Usually the complete procedure takes 10-15 minutes. Upload and download time depends on your Internet connection.

FAQ - Hair Transplants

DO I NEED TO SHAVE A PATIENT BEFORE THE EXAMINATION?

No, TransPlanner uses trichoscopy assessment on non-shaved hair.

IS IT PRECISE ENOUGH IF THE PATIENT IS NOT SHAVED?

On properly taken images the hair detection on long hair is more accurate than on shaved hair due to less overlapped hair.

DOES TRICHOLAB QUALIFY THE PATIENTS FOR HAIR TRANSPLANT?

No. TrichoLAB does not qualify patients, but some hair conditions found in trichoscopy may be considered as contraindicators.

WHAT IS THE PROPER CUMULATIVE HAIR THICKNESS?

On healthy scalp it is usually above 10 mm/cm2. In some patients even above 15 mm/cm2. In transplant planning it is chosen based on patient scalp condition and expectations.

You have any further questions?

Please contact us!