Hair Check Measuring Device

What is Hair Check?

Your HairNumberSM, also known as your Hair Mass Index (HMI), is a single number that precisely and conveniently combines hair density and hair caliber for quick, non-invasive method tracking of hair loss or hair regrowth. Just like stepping on a scale or monitoring your blood pressure, your HairNumberSM is a sign of your hair's health.


Why do I need to know my HairNumber?

By the time you notice hair loss with the naked eye, 50% of your hair may already be gone. If you are concerned about hair thinning, your HairNumber can help you easily and accurately track your condition and response to treatment.


Does my HairNumber reflect the amount of hair growing (hair density) or the thickness (caliber) of individual hairs?

Actually, both! Small changes in hair caliber or hair density which may not be visible to the naked eye can be identified by monitoring your HairNumber.


My HairNumber is decreasing. What can I do?

A decreasing HairNumber may reflect a decrease in the quality or quantity of hair in that area of scalp as a result of many factors: heredity, nutrition/diet, medications, stress, hair styling, illness, etc. A Hair Coach Physician like Dr. Brown can help you determine the cause of your hair loss and prescribe effective treatments.


My HairNumberSM is increasing. What does that mean?

An increasing HairNumberSM may indicate an improvement in the quantity (density) or quality (thickness) of hair in a given area of scalp.


What can I do to increase my HairNumberSM?

There are many ways to improve the thickness, fullness and density of your hair ranging like nutritionals, phototherapy, medications and procedures. A hair coach physician, like Dr. Brown can help you design a results oriented treatment plan to help you reach your hair restoration goals.


How often should I have my HairNumberSM checked?

Because hair loss/hair regrowth changes can take months, HairNumberSM measurements are normally performed every 3 months. In some cases, monitoring may be done more or less frequently.


How is a HairNumberSM measurement performed?

A tiny area of scalp to be monitored is marked with four tiny, washable dots of ink. The hair within that square is carefully isolated and gathered in a bundle, which is then measured using a calibrated HairCheckTN device. More than one area may be measured to compare 'stable' areas to areas of thinning. Think of it like a tiny, scientifically-measured ponytail!


How much does a HairNumberSM measurement cost?

A HairNumber measurement costs typically around $50. But often, HairNumberSM measurements are performed routinely as part of a hair restoration treatment program.