Trichoscopy with Dino-Lite microscopes

Hair loss is a common problem for both men and women. With age, hair gradually thins and may fall out due to various reasons such as genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, and certain medications. While hair loss can be a natural part of aging, it can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that requires prompt attention.

To diagnose hair loss and related scalp conditions, dermatologists and hair specialists use a trichoscope. The Dino-Lite trichoscope is a handheld device that magnifies the hair and scalp up to 220x (most commonly used at 50x-70x), providing a detailed view of the hair follicles, shaft, and surrounding skin. By magnifying the hair at around 50x-70x, the Dino-Lite can also reveal information about the density, diameter, and pattern of hair growth. Depending on a user’s needs, we have models that provide up to 900x magnification to view even the smallest areas. However, make sure high magnification is right for your application before selecting a specific model.

Dino-Lite trichoscopes have a built-in light source that illuminates the scalp and hair to help examine the health and condition of each hair strand. Using a Dino-Lite is a non-invasive and painless procedure. The device also has a camera and included software that can capture high-resolution images of the hair and scalp, allowing for easy tracking and monitoring of changes over time.


When using a Dino-Lite trichoscope, polarization is a critical feature essential for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Built-in polarization allows users to filter light and reduce glare, making it easier to see the hair and scalp’s surface. This is important because hair and scalp conditions can be difficult to diagnose with the naked eye. With polarization, the Dino-Lite allows the clinician to see more clearly the hair shafts, skin texture, and blood vessels. It also helps identify the damaged or broken hair shafts to diagnose the underlying condition. Since the polarizer is adjustable, sometimes having it set “off” helps reveal follicles that don’t have any hair.

The Dino-Lite trichoscope is a valuable tool for diagnosing and monitoring hair loss and related scalp conditions. If you are experiencing hair loss or noticing changes in your scalp, it’s essential to consult a dermatologist or hair specialist who can perform a thorough examination using a trichoscope. With the help of the Dino-Lite, you can get a more accurate diagnosis, develop a personalized treatment plan, and achieve healthier fuller hair.

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Dino-Lite Scalp Application Page (under “Medical” > “Scalp” tabs)
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