Trichogram is one of the oldest medical examination in dermatology. Proffessor Wojciech Kostanecki was a pioneer of this method in Poland. This examination allows to assess the state of the hair, simmilarily the blood analisis allows to asses the general state of the body. There are several stages in the growth period of a hair. They last from several to several dozen weeks. The sample of the hair taken out from the head skin will contain hair in different growth stages in particular propotions (anagenal, telogenal, catagenal).
Any disorder in the proportions indicates however does not defines the illness.
This examination cannot be done on the hair that have fall out naturally, as such sample will normally contain only telogenal hair. The sample needs to be taken by the doctor or trained personnel. The hair cannot be sent by post. Circa 50-100 hairs is taken for the examination.
As a result of the examination we will get the asnwer whether the hair loss is a result of the shorter life time of the hair (alopecia telogenal) or if the quality of the hair deteriorates in the subsequent growth stages (alopecia anagenal).
In our consulting room we add., to the trichogram findings, also several microscopic images showing the particular hair roots examination. This enables the specialist to have a better recognition of the problem while treating the hair loss or preparing the next trichogram. In this case the trichogram performed in our consulting room is exceptional and has a unique diagnostical value.
It needs to be underlined that the trichogram itself does not treat the hair loss being only the method of examination. We suggest not to have the examination performed “just in case”, but only when it is reccomended by a specialist.
The examination findings can be prepared as a soft copy (multicolour pdf file provided by e-mail) or as a hard copy (black and white printout).
DO WE STORE THE EXAMINATION FINDINGS ?
Yes, by definition we store the findings for 3 years. After this period of time the further storage can be arranged upon request.
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