Is Hair Diagnosis Necessary for Me?


A hair diagnosis uses special methods to screen closely at your hair follicles under a microscope. The physical examination helps to evaluate your current scalp health conditions, in order to apply the correct treatment to resolve present symptoms. The test results can tell many details about your scalp health.

Hair analysis is important as it ensures that any hair issue is countered properly, so it will not arise in the near future. Hair loss or balding can be embarrassing, thus it is wise to detect and cure it as soon as possible.


What To Expect


Before making a diagnosis, in order to leave you better prepared for your first appointment, here are some information that your hair specialist needs to know:


Medical History

Your hair specialist will require an overview of your medical history, as it is possible that a past medical condition is causing your current hair issue – hair loss or balding. Likewise, family history and genes run through your blood, so they have a part to play. The more information that you are able to provide, the easier it will be for your hair specialist to evaluate and assess the diagnosis results of your hair. Fortunately, a hair diagnosis can find out if your hair follicles are linked to your blood relatives (family).


Intake of Medications

Medications can affect one’s scalp health, especially for those who consume birth control pills for certain conditions such as acne. These pills have the capability to influence the growth of hair, especially for the females.

It is recommended that the pills be discontinued if unexpected symptoms were to occur. There are also other medications that cause hair loss significantly. Sometimes, if hair loss occurs due to certain drug intake, there is a possibility that the hair will regrow after putting the medication to a halt.



If you are not practicing a well-balanced diet routine, it can affect one’s hair growth and condition – especially if you’re going through puberty. Inadequate intake of nutritional food such as vitamins, iron, zinc will influence hair growth. Just like any other body organs, your hair also requires nutrients, so ensure that you consume a decent amount of meals. Sharing such information to your hair specialist is beneficial as it adds on to the reason(s) behind your hair diagnosis results. This also allows him/her to recommend suitable hair treatments.



Stress is an emotional state of mind that affects us all. It is one of the most common reasons of hair loss. Letting your hair specialist know of any major life changes will help them assess why you are experiencing hair problems. In fact, when stress accumulates, shallow breathing will occur and lead to reduction in oxygen that is absorbed into the body and hair. While it might seem ridiculous, do not hesitate to mention such matters to your specialist.


These are lifestyle habits that can influence your hair conditions – your diet, emotional situation, sleep habits, consumption of alcohol or smoke. Like any health check, letting your specialist understand all important details indicate that he/she can provide you with the right hair treatments.


Hormonal Changes

A variety of conditions can cause hair problems, including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. While it might seem like a natural process, ensure that you have mentioned any recent changes to your specialist.


Hair Diagnosis Procedure

The hair specialist will take time (usually around 45 minutes) to diagnose your hair and scalp. From the diagnosis, you will understand your scalp health conditions and analyze what might be possibly causing your hair loss or scalp issues. Your hair diagnosis results can provide many underlying conditions contributing to hair issues. From here, the correct treatment procedures can be executed.


Over at Papilla Haircare, hair diagnosis is performed by trichologists who check using a detailed scan. It is a safe and non-invasive test that takes an in-depth look at your scalp, hair thickness and follicle health. This helps your specialist to provide suitable hair treatments for improved scalp health.



After obtaining your diagnosis results, there are certain effective hair treatments. In some aesthetic clinics, you might be able to treat hair loss, or at least slow down thinning. With other conditions, relevant treatment procedures are available for you. Treatments for hair loss include medications or surgery to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.


Hopefully, you are well prepared for your first visit to professional hair specialist(s). They will always be on hand to answer your enquiries and handle any problems.

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