Trichoscopy of Hair Dyes

Hair Dye Colors the Openings of Hair Follicles

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Hair dye can sometimes alter the up close appearance of the scalp. Hair dyes can deposit on the scalp given the appearance of hyperpigmentation. In addition, the hair follicle openings or “pores” can take up pigment simulating the appearance of “dots.”

Hair dye is generally safe for most patients with hair loss. However one must be aware that freshly dyed hair may take on a slightly altered appearance. This photos shows brown dots coating hair follicles in a patient with frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA).


See also

Trichoscopy of Hair Dyes


Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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