About

The Fagron TrichoTest™ can remove the guesswork, save you time and money and provide a real opportunity for you to see results from your hair loss treatment.

Take a look below to learn more about how and why this innovative test was created and how it can be used. 

The History

The Fagron TrichoTest™ was first launched in the UK in 2019 and has quickly become the standard point of care for hair loss patients. It is the first market-ready test to be produced by Fagron Genomics and is available in over 50 hair loss and aesthetic clinics in the UK. 

 

Fagron UK Ltd is part of Fagron BV Group, a Dutch-Belgian pharmaceutical company founded in 1990, it is also the global market leader in the supply of raw pharmaceutical ingredients for personalised medicine. Fagron Genomics also has a state-of-the-art laboratory and genetics testing facility in Barcelona, where ground-breaking DNA tests like the Fagron TrichoTest™ are created.

Why the test was created

Millions of people suffer from hair loss at different times in their lives and in many cases, patients aren’t able to find a treatment that works for them. What’s more, before the Fagron TrichoTest™ launched, there was no way to truly know how successful a hair loss treatment could be, particularly as the success of any such treatment is often determined by your genetics and different lifestyle factors.

 

This is why the Fagron TrichoTest™ was created.

 

Now, it is the first and only test of its kind that helps to address this problem and can provide unique and valuable information to help determine what hair loss treatment is most likely to work for a patient.

How does the Fagron TrichoTest™ work?

The Fagron TrichoTest™ itself involves getting a swab saliva sample from you to obtain your DNA. This swab, together with the completion of an online questionnaire to discover your lifestyle factors, is then sent to our laboratory where our trained technicians then analyse 48 genetic variations related to hair loss. 

 

This analysis is done to detect DNA variations known as SNPs, to facilitate our understanding of the specific characteristics of your metabolism – which often contribute to hair loss. 

 

Once analysed, your hair loss professional or trichologist will be provided with an overview report of your characteristics and how they relate to your response to hair loss treatment. This unique insight can then help with the creation and recommendation of a treatment plan that suits your needs.

Find out more

The Fagron TrichoTest™ can be carried out in person or remotely*, so to find your nearest clinic and book a test, click here to see our map of available locations and their respective contact details.


If you’d like to learn more about the test and how it works, you can also email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can.