How can a microscope help evaluate hair loss?

New York City

By Dr. Benjamin Paul

When it comes to hair loss, the scalp contains a lot of valuable information. There are many potential underlying causes for hair loss and each have a specific pattern of change to not only the scalp but also the follicle and the pore from which the follicle emerges.

In female pattern hair loss, there is miniaturization of the follicle. The large, healthy “terminal” hairs become thin and “villous”. With non-surgical treatment, there is a return to health with less miniaturization.

In advanced hair loss, there may no longer be significant follicular growth. No matter how much fertilizer you put on the garden, you simply need more, new and healthy plants.

The following shows the before and after following hair transplant:

Close up showing a real patient hair transplant progress

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