Taking Photos of Hair Loss for Online Diagnosis
When completing an online consultation form it is helpful for Belgravia’s hair loss specialists to be able to see clear photos of your scalp.
This assists them in providing a more informed diagnosis of your hair loss condition. It also informs them as to your specific pattern and level of shedding, which is valuable information when tailoring a bespoke hair loss treatment course based on your specific needs.
The diagrams below will help to show you the most crucial angles to cover when sending us photos of your scalp. Always try to ensure your photos are taken in natural light where possible. We appreciate it may be difficult to take photos from some of these angles but they can often be achieved using a camera phone. Alternatively you could enlist the help of a friend in taking them; a selfie stick can also come in handy.
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Photos to help diagnose hair loss conditions remotely:
Front of head
This photo should cover the circled area showing the hairline from the front of your head. Your head should be slightly tilted forward.
If you have long hair it is advisable to centre part it then tuck it behind your ears or clip each side back for the photo so that your hairline and temple areas are clearly visible.
Top of scalp
This photo should cover the circled area and clearly show the top of your scalp from above.
If you have long-enough hair it is advisable to comb or brush it into a centre-parting before taking the picture.
Back of head
This photo should cover the circled area of the back of the head concentrating on clearly showing the crown area of the scalp. If you have hair loss below the crown area then please do ensure this area is clearly pictured too.
Again, if your hair is long enough, it can be helpful to centre part your hair before taking this photo.
Both sides of the head
Please take a photo of each side of your head concentrating on clearly showing the area from your hairline and temples to your ears, as circled in these diagrams.
If your hair is long enough then please centre part it and either tuck it behind your ears or clip it back so that the required areas, and any other areas on the sides of your head where there is hairloss, are clearly visible.
Examples of photos that demonstrate hair loss well
The Month 1 photos below will give you an idea as to what the best angles to include are. You can find many more examples in Belgravia’s Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery, too.