What an Expert Hair Transplant Diagnosis Looks Like

prp therapy orange countyThe difference between top tier and average clinics starts right at the beginning with the hair loss consultation and diagnosis. At Modena Hair Institute, we’ve invested major financial resources in purchasing and developing magnetic resonance imaging and other tools in order to evaluate the precise anatomical conditions of the scalp.

A very important aspect of the scalp analyses which Dr. Yazdan begins with is the thinning of the caliber of each individual hair strand. Dr. Yazdan determines whether hair miniaturization is slight, moderate or extensive. Particularly in early stages of hair loss, the appearance of balding is due to the progressive decrease in hair shaft size caused by the miniaturizing effects of DHT, rather than the actual loss of hair. Dr. Yazdan will determine if this is the case.

The typical number of hairs in a human scalp is around 100-120 hair per centimeter square. When hair thinning begins to take place, the number of strands decreases and the hair shafts become thinner and smaller.  At Modena Hair Institute, we use a digital densitometer to accurately measure the hair count in one centimeter square of your scalp. A densitometer is a handheld device that delivers digital, magnified images of your hair displayed on an LCD screen, revealing the properties and the diameter of your hair shaft.  

This analysis will reveal abnormal levels of miniaturization, which are decreased hair shaft diameters due to DHT, the hormone that plays a primary role in the development of female or male hair pattern baldness. The digital analysis also gives a clear assessment of your donor hair supply, helping us to determine if you are a good candidate for a hair transplantation procedure.

Moreover, any illnesses you suffer or medications you are taking will also give us clues as to the causes of your hair loss. We also need to know about your diet and if you are receiving the necessary nutrients for your hair health. All the information we gather from your hair loss history will help us determine the causes of your hair loss along with treatment options. In addition to taking your history, we will conduct several tests, including digital analysis of your hair to gain more insights into your hair loss.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.