TrichoLAB is an exclusive FotoFinder laboratory specializing in hair research and methods for evaluating hair and scalp disorders. With experience from hair studies around the world, it offers physicians, researchers and industry a complete service including imaging, data processing, statistical analysis and the support with the examination and follow-up. It is not without reason that experts in more than 60 countries worldwide rely on TrichoLAB!
- Utterly high quality and accuracy in trichoscopy
- Consistent clinical photography
- Extensive and reproducible statistical analysis of all relevant hair parameters
- Unique H2H (Hair-to-Hair) Matching® technology and Virtual Tattoo®
hair density, hair diameter, hair distribution
eyelash length, mascara volume
shaving closeness, trimming eveness
Hair removal effectiveness
Invented and developed at TrichoLAB, the H2H (Hair-to-Hair) Matching technology is an alternative approach to phototrichogram (clipped) and trichoscopy (non-clipped) image analysis. Based on a Follicular Map concept and matching of baseline and follow-up images on a hair-by-hair level, it achieves unprecedented measurement sensitivity and precision. Consequently, the effectiveness of medication can be assessed in clinical trials with a lower number of subjects compared to a traditional hair count study (or the same subject sample achieving better accuracy of the result). H2H Matching also gives insight into the history of individual hair throughout the treatment, allowing for a pin-down analysis on the detail level that has not been possible before.
The phototrichogram (PTG) is the gold standard in hair treatment efficacy measurement. It is performed with a high-resolution microscopic image of a scalp spot with hair clipped to ca. 1mm. An analysis of PTG images allows for the determination of the hair count, the hair shaft diameters and correlations of these parameters. To measure hair growth and anagen/telogen rates, a few days delay is allowed between clipping and imaging for hair regrowth.
Virtual Tattoo® is a patent pending technology invented and developed at TrichoLAB. It helps to ensure that the SAME test spot is used in all examinations following the baseline. The use of augmented reality simulates tattoo marks for the test spot on the computer screen when scanning the scalp during follow-up examination. The technology also practically eliminates the risk of mistaking another spot on the scalp during follow-up examination and ensures the use of exactly the same area of measurement.
TrichoLAB offers a complete set of tools for precision trichoscopy - a version of quantitative trichoscopy optimised to achieve the top hair treatment efficacy measurement accuracy in terms of hair count, hair shaft diameters and follicular unit distributions. The hair does not need to be clipped for trichoscopy, making the examination truly non-invasive and easily accepted by all subjects. Supported by Artificial Intelligence, automatic and manually assisted image processing in the central TrichoLAB processing workflow, combined with enhanced data quality assurance, trichoscopy ensures the best possible measurement accuracy. The complete examination and project management software environment ensures strict protocol adherence, data consistency and centralised management.
Clinical photography has always been an integral component of hair treatment efficacy studies as it provides results in closest relation to patient perception. TrichoLAB studio™ includes the FotoFinder portrait stand optimized for scalp photography, with a high resolution digital camera, polarised flash light system and a set of head holders to take perfectly reproducible images of the following areas of a subject’s scalp:
- Hair density
- Hair diameter
- Hair distribution
- Anagen/Telogen rate
- Hair area
- Shaving closeness
- Shaving omits
- Trimming evenness
- Mascara volume
- Hair length
- Hair growth
- Hair density
- Hair diameter
- Hair omits
- Michal Kasprzak, Justyna Sicińska, Antonella Tosti. 2019. Follicular Map: A Novel Approach to Quantitative Trichoscopy. Skin Appendage Disord 2019;5 Pages 216–220.
- Justyna Sicinska, Michal Kasprzak, Elzbieta Kowalska-Oledzka, Irena Walecka. 2015. Precision in TRICHOSCOPY. EADV Autumn Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Justyna Sicinska, Michal Kasprzak, Irena Walecka. 2015. Hair Diameter Assessment in TRICHOSCOPY – Novel Approach. EADV Spring Symposium, Valencia, Spain, Volume: 12