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Hair Loss and Regrowth

REGAINING HAIR CAN PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN RESTORING YOUR CONFIDENCE!

Before making a diagnosis, your doctor will likely give you a physical exam and ask about your diet, hair care routine, and medical and family history. You might also have tests, such as the following:

  • Blood test. This might help uncover medical conditions that can cause hair loss.

  • Pull test. Your doctor gently pulls several dozen hairs to see how many come out. This helps determine the stage of the shedding process.

  • Scalp biopsy. Your doctor scrapes samples from the skin or a few hairs plucked from the scalp to examine the hair roots under a microscope. This can help determine whether an infection is causing hair loss.

  • Light microscopy. Your doctor uses a special instrument to examine hairs trimmed at their bases. Microscopy helps uncover possible disorders of the hair shaft.

  • Prescription Medication. Your doctor can prescribe oral and topical medication to assist in hair growth and regeneration of hair follicles.

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