I have just added an exciting new device to my hair restoration practice called the “HairCheck”. This revolutionary device allows us to measure hair thinning and breakage in quantitative terms. Usually once hair thinning is noted you have already lost 50% of the original density of hair that existed in that area. HairCheck allows us to measure the “hair mass” in any region of the scalp and gives us a numerical value. HairCheck also allows us to measure damaged or broken hair. For the first time, we now have a tool to give us a quantitative analysis of the exact amount of hair mass present in any given area of the scalp. We can take measurements before beginning non surgical hair restoration treatments (low light laser therapy, propecia, rogaine, PRP), or prior to hair transplant surgery, and compare the measurements after a period of time to see how well the treatments have worked. We can also take measurements in the donor region (this is the area of the scalp that is not supposed to be affected by hair loss in most individuals) and compare these measurements to the affected areas of the scalp to determine exactly how much hair density has been lost. Photographs will always be very important, but the ability to quantify the exact amount of hair in any given region of the scalp is incredibly valuable. Please don’t hesitate to inquire about the HairCheck when you come to see me for a consultation. For more information about HairCheck visit

All the best,

Marc Dauer, M.D.