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What is Microscopic Hair Loss Analysis?

Microscopic scalp analysis, also known as trichoscopy or trichoscopy examination, is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure performed by dermatologists or trichologists to evaluate the scalp and hair follicles at a microscopic level. It involves using a specialized device called a trichoscope, which is a handheld dermascope equipped with magnification and lighting capabilities.

During a microscopic scalp analysis, the trichoscope is placed directly on the scalp, and the device’s magnification lens allows the examiner to visualize the hair follicles, hair shafts, and the surrounding scalp in great detail. The procedure provides valuable insights into the health, structure, and characteristics of the hair and scalp, aiding in the diagnosis and management of various hair and scalp conditions. READ MORE

Understanding Hair Loss

Studies show that over 30 million women and 50 million men in the country are experiencing hair loss, with another study showing that almost HALF of African American women experiencing hair loss/alopecia. You may wonder what is going on, why is this happening. This quick reference guide will give you an insight into what is really happening but to understand this epidemic you must understand the theory behind hair!

It is normal to lose between 50-100 hairs a day, this is part of the hair renewal process. However, most people suffer from excessive hair loss at one time in their life. There are many reasons for this including medication, radiation, chemotherapy, exposure to chemicals, hormonal and nutritional factors, thyroid disease, generalized or local skin disease, and stress. Many of these causes are temporary and a few are permanent. Many dermatologists are recommending that their patients take hair vitamins but not just any hair vitamin. NouriTress Perfect Hair Vitamins PLUS is different than other vitamins on the market because it contains the natural herb Saw Palmetto which prevents the conversion of testosterone to DHT, and inhibits DHT’s binding to cellular receptor sites, increasing the breakdown and excretion of DHT. Once DHT levels decrease and the hair growth cycle is altered, the follicles can begin to return to normal levels of hair growth again.

Let explore some of the more common reason for hair loss. Hair Loss can occur for several reasons. The most common are:


Since hormones both stimulate hair growth and cause hair loss, hormonal changes by far have the biggest impact on hair loss. These can affect both men and women in the following ways:

This is the most common cause of thinning and affects both men and women. Men generally have hair loss concentrated in a specific pattern from the front through to the crown. Women tend to have thinning throughout their head without being in any specific pattern. This type of hair loss is caused by the androgen DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone.

After pregnancy many women experience a loss of hair, this is caused many hair simultaneously entering the resting (telogen) phase. Within two to three months after giving birth, some women will notice large amounts of hair coming out in their brushes and combs. This can last one to six months, but resolves completely in most cases. This condition is caused by the hormonal changes that take place after a woman’s body recovers from her pregnancy.

-Birth control pills
Women who have a genetic predisposition to suffer from Androgenic Alopecia can have it occur at a much younger age by taking birth control pills. The hormonal changes that occur trigger the onset of the Androgenic Alopecia. If a woman has a history of female pattern loss in her family she should advise her doctor before going on the pill. After the discontinuation of the pill the woman may notice that her hair begins shedding two or three months later. This may continue for six months when it usually stops. In some cases the process cannot be reversed and the woman may not regrow some of the hair that was lost.

Disease Or Illness

Since the follicle is a very sensitive it does respond to imbalances in the body. Most hair loss causes by disease or illness is temporary and resolves itself after the body has returned to a healthy condition.

– High fever, severe infection, COVID, severe flu
Sometimes one to three months after a high fever, severe infection, COVID or flu, a person may experience a type of alopecia called telogen effluvium. This type of hair loss is usually temporary and corrects itself once the infection is removed from the body.

– Thyroid disease.
Both an overactive thyroid and an under active thyroid can cause hair loss. Thyroid disease can be diagnosed by your physician with laboratory tests. Hair loss associated with thyroid disease can be reversed with proper treatment.

– Deficient diet
Some people who go on low protein diets, or have severely abnormal eating habits, may develop protein malnutrition. To help save protein the body shifts growing hair into the resting phase. If this happens massive amounts of hair shedding can occur two to three months later. A sign of this is if the hair can be pulled out by the roots fairly easily. This condition can be reversed and prevented by eating the proper amount of protein. Its very important when dieting to maintain an adequate protein intake.

– Medications
Some prescription drugs may cause temporary hair shedding in a small percentage of people. Examples of such drugs include some of the medicines used for the following: gout, arthritis, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure, or blood thinner. High doses of vitamin A may also cause hair shedding.

– Cancer treatments.
Chemotherapy and radiation treatment will cause hair loss because it stops hair cells from dividing. Hairs become thin and break off as they exit the scalp. This occurs one to three weeks after the treatment. Patients can lose up to 90 percent of their scalp hair. The hair will regrow after treatment ends and patients may want to get wigs before treatment. There are some drugs in development to help prevent this hair loss from occurring.

– Low serum iron
Iron deficiency occasionally produces hair loss. Some people don’t have enough iron in their diets or may not fully absorb iron in their diets. Women who have heavy menstrual periods may develop iron deficiency. Low iron can be detected by laboratory tests and can be corrected by taking iron pills.

Other Factors are: Major surgery/chronic illness, Alopecia Areata Fungus Infection (Ringworm) of the scalp and Stress
5 Alpha Reductase inhibitors

FDA  approved drugs in this class work by inhibiting the enzyme 5 alpha reductase, which limits the conversion of testosterone to DHT. As a result, follicular DHT levels are significantly reduced. Here at NouriTress Salon & Hair Clinic, we use the non-drug approach to reducing DHT. We use ingredients like Saw Palmetto extract which lowers DHT and assist with hair regrowth.

Saw Palmetto extract

Studies have shown that saw palmetto is an effective anti-androgen. It acts in a similar way that Propecia, the prescription medication does. Firstly it lowers levels of DHT in the body by blocking 5 alpa-reductase. Secondly Saw Palmetto blocks receptors sites on cell membranes required for cells to absorb DHT. Although no studies have been carried out on saw palmetto and its relation to hair growth, studies have been performed on the use of Saw Palmetto in the treatment of benign prostatic disease, which is similar to androgenetic alopecia in that it also depends on the production of dihydrotestosterone. All of the studies that have been performed to date show that Saw Palmetto is an effective anti-androgen and has shown conclusively to be effective in the treatment of hair restoration.

Hair Vitamin Supplements

NouriTress Perfect Hair Vitamins PLUS is the ultimate solution for promoting healthy and vibrant hair growth! If you’ve been struggling with thinning hair, hair loss, or slow growth, our specially formulated DHT Blocker Vitamins are here to help you achieve the healthy hair you’ve always dreamed of.


  • Promotes Healthy Hair Growth: With a unique combination of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients, our hair growth vitamins provide the ideal environment for your hair to grow stronger and healthier. Biotin, vitamin E, and niacin all play a crucial role in supporting hair growth and overall hair health.
  • Thicker, Fuller Hair: Say goodbye to thinning and sparse hair. NouriTress Hair Vitamins PLUS work to increase hair thickness and density, giving you the fuller and more voluminous hair you desire.
  • Advanced DHT Blocking Formula: Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone that can contribute to hair loss by shrinking hair follicles. NouriTress Hair Vitamins PLUS contain a powerful blend of natural ingredients, including saw palmetto and green tea extract, that help inhibit DHT production, allowing your hair follicles to thrive.
  • Nourishes from Within: These vitamins not only target the external appearance of your hair but also work from the inside out. They promote a healthy scalp, which is essential for hair growth, and provide your hair with the nourishment it needs to shine.
  • Clinically Proven Results: Our formula is backed by scientific research and has been tested for its effectiveness in promoting hair growth and reducing hair loss.
  • Suitable for All Hair Types: Whether you have straight, curly, or wavy hair, NouriTress Hair Vitamins PLUS are suitable for all hair types and genders.
  • Easy to Incorporate Into Your Routine: These vitamins are convenient and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Simply take the recommended dosage daily for best results.


Normal healthy hair grows about 1/2 inch per month. It may take several months before any results are noticed. Where the area is completely bald the Scalp Analysis will help determine if the Follicles will be responsive to treatment. It takes years for the hair to thin, so one must assume that it will take time to also reverse the process. Keeping the hair from further thinning is success in itself.

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