Hair loss or thinning hair is a common complaint in clinical dermatology. However, patients seeking advice for hair loss are not necessarily bald and the effects of treatment attempts can be hard to measure. Consequently, there is a need for a sensitive tool to monitor hair loss and treatment response. Such a method must be able to analyze the biological parameters of hair growth, such as hair density (n/cm2), hair diameter (µm), hair growth rate (mm/day), or anagen/telogen ratio. The different versions of TrichoScan® offer such tools and in the following pages you will learn more about the sensitivity, precision, and usefulness of TrichoScan®.
- TrichoScan® is the first computerized trichogram made available worldwide that calculates hair growth parameters easily and rapidly.
- It calculates responses to treatment in patients with pattern alopecia, enables a precise follow up of hair densities, and much more.
- TrichoScan® is a painless procedure which is highly reliable and gives validated results.
Approx. 3 – 6 months after the purchase of TrichoScan®-Software, physicians were asked to fill in a questionnaire. Users of TrichoScan® Professional were asked how satisfied they were with the tool, how often TrichoScan was used and who did the different procedures. 187 clients filled in the questionnaire.
How good is TrichoScan®?
135 out of 144 users (93%) gave us an overall positive feedback. Clients with negative experiences were asked about their main complaint. In nearly all cases difficulties with hair clipping and in the use of the hair dye resulted in non-analysable images and consequently in negative scores in our questionnaire.
On average TrichoScan was used in clinical practice 3 times a week. 7% of all TrichoScan users reported they use the device more than 10 times per week.
Who performs the hair clipping and applies hair dye?
In 83% of all cases nurses or technicians perform TrichoScan® procedures.
Who analyses the images?
In 82% of all clinicians (mostly dermatologists) perform the TrichoScan® analysis themselves. In nearly all cases (92%) in front of the patient.