Dr. This is a quote from an e-mail I recived back from another doctor when asking about testing for minaturization. He said, “I use what is called ‘loupe’ magnification which can easily detect hairs which are ‘miniaturizing’.”
Is this the same as what you do or is this something different?
I use a densitometer apparatus or a magnifying video camera to map my patient’s head with magnification at 20-50 times normal. I believe this is important and easier to use with reasonable accuracy. However, if the hair doc which you mentioned used magnifying “loupe” to map his patient’s with accuracy and quantifies the degree of miniaturization by the location in the various areas of the scalp, then I will not argue the point. There are many correct roads to take.