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Scalp Biopsies

What's Happening Under the Skin

Some patients require a scalp biopsy to accurately diagnose their hair loss. This requires obtaining a 4 mm wide and 6 -7 mm deep cylindrical sample. This sample is fixed and sliced into thin layers, placed onto a glass slide and finally stained with a special stain called hematoxylin and eosin (H&E). When examined under the microscope, one can clearly see cellular details and gain a further understanding into the mechanism of the patient’s hair loss.


Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299



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