Is it possible for lack of regrowth in chronic telogen effluvium?

I've been diagnosed with chronic telogen effluvium. I'm a 21 year old male. Is it possible to see little regrowth while the trigger is still present (severe stress)? Ever since the hair loss started about a year and a half ago i've noticed very little regrowth at all.

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Chronic Telogen Effluvium

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Chronic Telogen Effluvium, if it persists, may not regrow hair. Determining regrowth is difficult but the system called HAIRCHECK can determine if hair growth has occurred when measured over a significant period of time

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Is it possible for lack of regrowth in chronic telogen effluvium?

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Thank you for your question. Try to post some photo which we can evaluate on, 

Loss of hair is a natural process when it is between the limits that the body can restore them. When the capacity of the body to restore the hair loss is beaten by the excessive hair loss then we can name this situation something that should be treated. Women started to experience balding even more in the last 2 decades. It is getting more and more common also in women population. However it is also good to know that this problem is also treatable when it is present in women.

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Organic Hair Transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body called “donor site” to bald or balding part of the body known as the “recipient site”. Grafts containing hair follicles that are obtained from genetically resistant to balding area transplanted to the bald scalp by latest minimally invasive technique. One of the most important reasons of the hair loss is the decreased quality of the scalp. Therefore to make the only transplantation would provide only a limited benefit without improving the quality of the scalp. In the “Organic Hair Transplantation”

Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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CTE in young men

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CTE is uncommon in a 21 year old male. Without seeing your scalp up close and knowing all your details, I can't comment.  In general, CTE is associated with lots and lots of regrowth and lots and lots of hair fall.

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

Chronic Telogen Effluvium-Hair Loss--PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone, follicular unit (FUE)

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Without pictures, it's difficult to determine. I suggest you see a cosmetic dermatologist who specializes in hair loss for a formal consultation. There are many options for hair loss: PRP, Progesterone, and Rogaine. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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