What is a digital trichoscopy?

Trichoscopy is a non-invasive procedure to diagnose hair problems. A biologist takes pictures of the scalp and hair using video dermoscopy.
These pictures are then analyzed by an artificial intelligence software, which will measure a number of parameters.
The final diagnosis is then established on this information by a doctor specializing in hair loss problems.

What is a trichoscopy used for?

A trichoscopy is used to:
  • determine the cause of hair loss
  • to measure the impact of a hair loss treatment
Which factors are measured?
A trichoscopy measures seven factors:
  • average number of hairs
  • average thickness of the hair shaft
  • number of fine, medium and thick hairs
  • number of follicular units (single, double, triple and more)
  • number of empty hair follicles/yellow spots
  • cumulative hair thickness
  • number of follicular units
How is the examination done?
The examination is performed by a biologist who specializes in videodermoscopy, a skin imaging technique that allows the areas to be magnified up to 70 times. He takes several pictures of the scalp and hair in the three main areas; the frontal, temporal and occipital areas.
The pictures are then analyzed using computerized recognition and artificial intelligence algorithms that accurately measure the various factors.
The final diagnosis is checked by a doctor specializing in hair loss problems.

Good to know

  • Trichoscopy is a non-invasive examination.
  • The examination takes between 20 and 30 minutes.
  • Please do not wear any covering powder on the day of the examination, as it may affect the results.
  • The biologist will ask you some questions about your hair loss during the examination. Your answers will contribute to the final diagnosis.
  • The results will be interpreted and explained during a consultation with your physician or with a CMCC physician. The trichoscopy report will be given to you and will serve as a reference to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • 2 to 3 weeks are needed to see results.


100 € (non-refundable by social security)