Dr. Darling is an expert in hair and scalp disorders an advanced and highly specialized center for diagnosing and treating rare and common hair and scalp disorders that affect adolescents and adults.
Male- and female-pattern baldness
Hair shedding (telogen effluvium)
Alopecia areata (totalis/universalis)
Scarring alopecia (lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing, central centrifugal)
Hair loss related to autoimmune disorders or other diseases
Hirsutism and hypertrichosis or excessive growth of the hair
Treatment for Hair and Scalp related diseases can vary considerably. Using comprehensive and state of the art techniques, a successful treatment plan will be designed for each patient both medical and or surgical hair transplant if desired.
Advanced Diagnostics for Hair & Scalp Disorders
We use the most advanced methods for diagnosing alopecia from a scalp biopsy.
Horizontally sectioned biopsies provide a wealth of information regarding the state of the hair follicles in patients with alopecia, yet few pathology laboratories perform this service. Horizontal sections are performed routinely at Missouri Hair Institute.
Dr. Darling utilizes an even more advanced method called the Vertical technique for diagnosing hair loss and other disorders from a scalp biopsy. The technique uses vertical testing approach that provides a greater amount of information to the referring physician.
Comprehensive Medical Assessment of Hair loss
Dr. Darling provides a thorough medical assessment of patients with hair loss with the goal of optimizing conditions for hair growth. Patients undergo a comprehensive assessment that may include:
Detailed personal and family history
Examination of the hair and scalp
Patients with hair and scalp disorders receive a thorough evaluation and an accurate diagnosis before formulation of an appropriate treatment plan.
Our Visia Photographic Camera System evaluates the results of lash improvement treatments with numerical assessments and graphic visualizations.