Know what to ask your doctor to help you determine if we are right for you.
The doctor may pull hairs to check how easily they come out if your scalp, and then examine them under a microscope.
Visual scalp exam
Certain patterns of hair loss may lead to a diagnosis.
The doctor will check for thyroid problems and nutritional deficiencies, such as anemia, that can lead to hair loss.
Tiny scalp biopsy
Your doctor might perform this---you'll receive a local anesthetic—to get a closer look at your hair follicles.