March 22, 2016

Trichoscopy: FotoFinder Trichovision®

Serenity MedSpa is the Bay Area’s leading hair-loss and hair-regrowth treatment center. We offer the latest in noninvasive ACell + PRP Hair Regrowth therapy and at-home stem cell technology products to enhance results and slow the thinning process. In addition, we perform a complementary trichoscopy evaluation with the FotoFinder Trichovision on all our clients who receive hair loss treatments.

What is Trichoscopy?

Trichoscopy is an evaluation method used for diagnosing hair and scalp diseases. In trichoscopy, hair and scalp structures can be visualized at magnifications ranging from 10-fold to 70-fold, which are the most popular in research and clinical practice.

What is FotoFinder Trichovision?

FotoFinder Trichovision delivers brilliant trichoscopic and clinical images with unsurpassed quality and accuracy. The system offers comprehensive analysis with exclusive access to diagnostic support through TrichoLAB Service. This allows us to give our clients detailed calculations of their hair density, thickness and follicular units.

Only FotoFinder Trichovision includes digital camera technology that allows a clinician to view your scalp structure, follicular units and individual hairs with a magnification of up to 120X and within half a micron—precision necessary for an accurate diagnosis. FotoFinder medicam 1000 is the gold standard because it produces the sharpest images in videotrichoscopy. A new chip with CrystalView technology guarantees even more detail and better image sharpness in full HD.

What makes FotoFinder Trichovision unique?

  • Full HD brilliance
  • Continuous optical live-zoom with autofocus
  • Suitable for dermoscopy of skin, hair and nails
  • Variable magnification up to 140X
  • Floodlight illumination for brilliant images
  • TrichoLAB hair analysis service

What is FotoFinder Trichoscale?

FotoFinder Trichoscale quantifies hair growth and hair loss. It makes it possible to document and quantify diffuse hair loss digitally with previously unimaginable accuracy. All the fundamental parameters of hair growth and hair loss are calculated automatically, quickly, painlessly. In contrast to other hair analysis programs, FotoFinder Trichoscale:

  • Calculates the number of hairs, hair density, anagen-telogen rate, number and density of vellus and terminal hairs
  • Provides an immediate calculation of hair density
  • Determines hair thickness and number of follicular units – important for assessing success in hair transplants
  • Creates accurate, personalized PDF reports.

Images can be transferred with a mouse click from Trichvision to the TrichoLAB service team where experts analyze your images and provide you with a detailed trichoscopic evaluation. All this without shaving, depilation or biopsies.

What is TrichoLAB?

Exclusively for FotoFinder clients, the TrichoLAB service team offers a detailed trichoscopic evaluation so they can quantify the extent of hair loss or gain.  

What diseses can be distinguished with TrichoLAB?

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

How quickly is the trichoscopy report generated?

TrichoLAB delivers the trichoscopy report within 7 business days.

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.

How much does the analysis and report cost?

We charge $200 to analyze the scalp and to send you the report. However, for Serenity MedSpa hair loss clients, we provide the analysis and report complimentary.

How do I prepare for trichoscopy?

Trichoscopy does not require any specific preparation. However, we advise that you do not use any artificial hair fibers prior to the exam. For better visibility hair dyeing is advised for gray-haired patients.

Does trichoscopy hurt?

No. Trichoscopy is a completely noninvasive and painless procedure.

How much time does trichoscopy take?

The whole procedure only takes about 10 minutes.

What’s in my trichoscopy report?

  1. 20x and 70x images taken with hair units marked
  2. Hair statistics
  3. Conclusions

The report is based on the computerized analysis of a set of videodermoscopic scalp images. Advanced pattern recognition algorithms automatically detect and precisely measure hair, hair follicles and other important objects visible in the images. Detailed data on hair and hair follicles are then used to calculate key statistical factors of the trichoscopic method. TrichoLAB’s algorithms and computation methods are continuously improved with each test, further enhancing overall precision.

The following statistics are provided on the report.

To determine if you’re a good candidate for noninvasive or minimally invasive hair loss and hair regrowth treatments at Serenity MedSpa, please call 415-781-9200 or email info@SerenityMedSpa.com to schedule a consultation.

*Results May Vary