TrichoTest™ A Genetic test for hair loss
Fagron TrichoTest™ is a genetic test for hair loss that analyses gene variations and lifestyle factors so that personalised hair loss treatments can be accurately recommended.
Studies show there is a relationship between your genetic profile and how your hair loss responds to different types of treatment.
This means not all hair loss treatments work for everybody and the success of any given treatment is dependent on your genetic profile and lifestyle factors.
Thanks to the unique analysis performed by Fagron TrichoTest™ we can identify which hair loss treatments are most likely to provide the best results for you.
Hair loss is common
Hair loss (alopecia) is a progressive condition that has different forms and causes.
The most common hair loss type, known as androgenetic alopecia, is hereditary. If left untreated, hair loss usually progresses over time.
80% of all men experience androgenetic alopecia during their life*.
40% of all women experience androgenetic alopecia during their life*.
*Kelly l. Androgenetic Alopecia: An update of Treatment Options. Drugs. 2016 Sep;76(14):134964.
The process is simple and the test can be taken by anyone
Hair loss is a multifactorial condition determined by a combination of both genetic and extrinsic factors. The combination of both factors should be addressed as a whole, during hair loss or alopecia treatment.
Fagron TrichoTest™ is an innovative genetic test that supports prescribers to personalize hair loss treatment. Check out our video about Fagron TrichoTest™ here.
Fagron TrichoTest™ analyzes both genetic factors and other relevant characteristics - extrinsic factors - obtained through an anamnesis of the patient. This process provides a full understanding about the underlaying factors of hair loss development.
Fagron TrichoTest™ can be be used by:
- Everyone who wants to understand how their genetics affect alopecia treatment.
- Patients with family history of hair loss.
- Men and women who have tried different treatments with few or no success.
Why Take a Fagron Trichotest™:
Discover the Genetic Factors Contributing to Your Hair Loss
A full report with the explanation of your genetic characteristics and the effectiveness of hair loss treatments will be provided to you.
A Personalised Hair Loss Treatment Plan
Together with your hair loss consultant, trichologist or advisor you can agree an informed treatment plan, safe in the knowledge you are selecting the options which are most likely to provide the best outcomes to treatment
Your hair loss consultant, trichologist or advisor will be provided with an overview of your genetic characteristics and how they relate to your hair loss treatment.
The analysis used in Fagron TrichoTest™ has been scientifically validated by global research.
Your local Dears Pharmacist will use the information provided in your report to help you agree an informed personal treatment plan, safe in the knowledge you are selecting the options that are most likely to provide the best outcome for your loss of hair loss.
There are seven different hair loss treatment categories:
- Androgenic Effect
- Vasodilation and blood circulation
- Collagen Synthesis
- Deficit of vitamins and minerals
It’s likely your optimal treatment pathway will include elements of more than one treatment for hair loss.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
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.
Price: The test costs £275 per test.
Testing Locations: If you would like to book a test with Dear Pharmacy please contact us at the following branches:
Edinburgh: Easter Rd
This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:
Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.