Hair Loss Diagnosis
Hair loss might appear with different patterns and because of several different causes.
Here at DHI Global Medical Group we recognize that the correct diagnosis is the basis for successful and permanent treatment. That is why we have collaborated with internationally renowned professors from public European Universities, including Charalambos Papageorgiou and Vasilis Gorgoulis from the National University of Athens.
These collaborations have led to the most sophisticated diagnostic system for hair loss, the world famous DSA which is offered only by DHI centers worldwide.
DSA was developed by a team of world renowned experts to provide an accurate and personalized diagnosis for all types of Alopecia- hair and scalp disorders.
DSA is comprised of:
- The Stress Analysis
- The Alopecia Test
- The DNA Hair Biology Analysis (HBT)
- The Hair Protein Test
The Stress Analysis (Hair Psychology Test)
Hair loss has major effects on patient’s lives and strong influence on their psychology. According to scientific researches, hair loss can lead on anxiety disorders or even depression.
The Stress Test is the first step of the DSA. For DHI, psychological investigation of every patient suffering from hair loss and scalp disorders is a priority.
The Stress Analysis was developed in collaboration with Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Athens, Charalambos Papageorgiou, during an in-depth study and exploration of psychiatric dimensions of hair diseases, in order to determine the necessity of combinatorial access of these conditions and any underlying psychopathology.
The DHI Alopecia Test
The DHI Alopecia Test is performed by a team of DHI Specialists which includes a dermatologist, a plastic surgeon, an endocrinologist, a psychologist and an administrative consultant.
The DHI Alopecia Test examines each case individually, including dermatological examination, mathematical aspects of available hairs in donor area over a lifetime and the psychological aspects, before determining the appropriate treatment plan.
The whole diagnostic process and the approvement of every treatment plan is supervised by the DHI Scientific Board, compiled by internationally renowned medical experts.
The DNA Hair Biology Analysis
The DNA Hair Biology Analysis is extraordinary new aspect recently added to the DSA which provides answers as to whether oxidative stress has caused damage to the DNA in hair follicles of all those suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia.
Oxidative stress occurs in the body when an imbalance exists between the proliferation of free radicals and the body’s natural ability to respond to and detoxify their detrimental effects by neutralizing them with antioxidants. Oxidative stress is thought to contribute to a number of health problems, including hair loss.
The new DNA Hair Biology Analysis was developed by a team of scientists at the Histology and Embryology department, School of Medicine, National University of Athens (UOA) led by the distinguished Professor Vasilis Gorgoulis during a research project in cooperation with the DHI Global Medical Group.
The Hair Protein Test
The Hair Protein Test gives irrefutable information about the health of the hair and ways to treat hair loss with ancillary / preventative treatment.
The Hair Protein Test reveals the state of oxidation of the hair follicles of a patient with hair loss, and at the same time it answers the question of whether daily living conditions and age have affected and altered proteins, that is, functional hair follicle molecules. Thus, if the test shows that there are serious alterations, DHI’s medical team suggests a specialized treatment plan. After two months of treatment, the test is repeated, and the patient has written results demonstrating the effectiveness of the treatment and the need for continuation or not. If the test shows that the status of the hair follicles is as expected, based on the patient’s history and age, the medical team at DHI will suggest a personalized treatment plan for protection / prevention in order to prolong for as long as possible the good condition of the hair follicles.