A "dermatoscope" is a hand held device that uses magnification, and a transiluminating source (sometimes with polarized light) to better evaluate hair loss patterns. I have several types of dermatoscopes. Most images here in my blog have been shot with a device known as Dermlite Pro HRII or Dermlite DL. A dermatoscope is essential to the proper evaluation of 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