Micro camera

To study your hair follicles in detail, we use a micro camera.

We compare the area of the neck – where you don’t normally have any hair loss – with how it looks on the scalp.

We then get a kind of before and after picture of your hair loss. For example, if your neck grows three hair follicles in each graft(hair follicle group), while your head grows only one hair follicle per graft, we can see how your hair loss is behaving.

The microcamera helps us understand what hair growth looked like before hair loss began.

Not all hair loss is obvious enough to be seen with the naked eye. We also can’t see how thick or pigmented the hairs are. A microcamera is like a small microscope we connect to the computer screen. When used to examine hair, every detail becomes clear.

We have different lenses for the micro camera, each of which magnifies differently; 50, 100 or 200 times. The lens we use depends on what we want to look for.

We may want to specialise a hair follicle that we suspect is malformed – this requires high magnification. Likewise if we want to see how the hair roots are curved. However, if we just want to get an overview, the 50 lenses are preferable.

Microcamera and consultations

The microcamera is a fundamental part of our consultations. It is necessary in order to assess the extent of your hair loss and to make a diagnosis.

Only when we have a complete picture can we suggest a treatment. If the hair loss is very aggressive and you are young, we may even decide that PRPis not for you.

In these cases, we believe that the positive effects of PRP will not help. Then we recommend that you save your money and forgo treatment or start thinking about a hair transplant instead.

Want to see a microcamera with your own eyes? Maybe even get your hair checked? Stop by for a free consultation to find out how your hair is doing!

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