How to diagnose the best hair loss treatment?
The Fagron TrichoTest™ is a genetic test and software solution which has been developed by Fagron Genomics. The TrichoTest is designed to support healthcare professionals in being able to personalise hair loss treatments for their patients. The test combines the analysis of genetic variations, lifestyle factors and literature related to hair loss treatment to then suggest appropriate treatment options through topical, oral or surgical solutions.
What factors cause hair loss and how to treat them?
Hair loss is a difficult condition to diagnose with many factors often contributing to its development. It is common for hair loss to be caused by genetic factors but other lifestyle factors such as diet can also attribute to this. Being able to detect the early signs of hair loss is important to be able to maintain and protect the existing hair follicles. Creating a personalised treatment plan is going to help give you the best results by choosing the best and most effective treatments.
Who is suitable for a Tricho hair loss DNA test?
The TrichoTest is suitable for both men and women who want to understand how their genetics affect their hair loss treatment as well as those who have a known family history of hair loss and anyone who has tried different hair loss treatments with little success.
You may be recommended to have a TrichoTest if you are too young to be considered for a hair transplant. Our surgeons can be very selective to be sure that patients have realistic expectations and to preserve the donor hair. A personalised treatment plan following a TrichoTest may help to reduce hair loss and preserve your otherwise healthy hair follicles.
Some patients may still experiences symptoms of hair loss following hair transplant surgery. This could be down to another underlying condition which needs to be identified and managed. A TrichoTest is a great way to allow your surgeon understand what is occurring and put together a more informed treatment plan to help maintain your results.
If a hair transplant is not an option for you, then a TrichoTest is a great way to help you understand your hair loss and have one of our experts put together a personal treatment plant to attempt to preserve your hair.
How does the Tricho hair loss DNA test work?
The Fagron TrichoTest works by analysing 3 polymorphisms within 16 DNA mutations (SNPs), analysing a total of 48 genetic variations. Detecting SNPs facilitates the understanding of specific characteristics of the metabolism of a patient that are related to hair loss. All SNPs used in Fagron TrichoTest™ have been scientifically validated from population studies, presenting a significative global incidence. After the analysis, Fagron TrichoTest™ provides the clinician a final report with suggested formulations for hair loss treatment, personalised for each patient, based on: Results obtained after analysis of the genes involved in 7 categories of hair treatment options. Information about patient characteristics and lifestyle, provided via a questionnaire completed by a clinician on the Fagron
What are the benefits of the Tricho hair loss DNA test?
- Full genetic analysis
- State of the art technology
- Personalised treatment solutions
- It is a non-invasive, reliable test that is valid for life
- Improves the effectiveness of hair loss treatments
- High precision with 99.9 genetic analysis reproducibility
What happens in a Tricho hair loss DNA test?
The TrichoTest is taken via a saliva sample which is collected with a cheek swab from the mouth. The test is completely painless and only needs to be performed once in a lifetime. You will also be required to fill out a questionnaire to be submitted along with your samples.
Once you have received your test results back, you will be given a personalised treatment plan which could include suggestions of;
- Minoxidil – Otherwise known as Regaine
- Sillicumax – Collagen Supplements or PRP to stimulate collagen
- Caffeine or Ginkgo – Found in caffeine Shampoos
- Biotin – Otherwise known as Viviscal
The results from the TrichoTest takes approximately 14 days after the sample has been taken to be sent back to the clinic. The process of analysing the DNA is complex so this includes the time required to process the sample and generate a personalised report.
You will be notified once your results are back and an appointment will be made for you to discuss the results with an expert doctor.