Detailed history taking and consultation
A doctor who is familiar with hair loss conditions should be conducting the consultation. A medical questionnaire will be handed out to you to answer as accurately as possible as this helps the medical professionals pinpoint the issue.
Medical condition and medication review
Some medical conditions associated with hair loss include Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidisim, Psychiatric disorders, Autoimmune conditions
Clinical examination including microscopy
After the discussion about your history of hair loss and scalp conditions, a hair restoration doctor will examine you to determine to aim to achieve a diagnosis of your hair loss condition. This examination involves a ‘macroscopic’ examination i.e. looking at the scalp with the naked eye, and a more detailed view of the scalp called ‘videotrichoscopy’, using a high powered 40x – 100x magnifier specifically to examine the hair and the scalp at its base.