Upright regrowing hairs or miniaturization? (Photo)

I went through a telogen effluvium 18 months ago. Went to the doc and he said mpb as well. On 1 mg of propecia and hair began to shed heavily at the 3 month period for 4 months. Now been on propecia for 15 months, when combing my hair back i see little hairs sticking up with tapered ends. I feel likes it's regrowth but i cant tell if it's minaturized hair or regrowth. They look like many upright regrowing hairs but they seem to be thinner than the rest of my hair on my scalp which worries me.  

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Grow, Grow, Grow-Hair Loss Treatments include PRP/Progesterone, Rogaine, Minoxidil

This looks like new growth. There are additional options you should consider: I have great success in my practice using injectable progesterone and prp to the scalp. I suggest you see a cosmetic dermatologist who specializes in hair loss for a formal consultation. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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The drug finateride (Propecia) will regrow hairs in men of your age so what you are seeing may be new hair

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Upright regrowing hairs or miniaturization?


Thank you for your question. 

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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You should also have a follow up or get a further opinion on what is happening by scheduling a consultation with a specialist. 

Hair Miniaturization or Regrowth

The easy answer is that nothing will actually "regrow" your hair. Propecia will make you less susceptible to the DHT that causes hair loss. You may also want to add Monoxidil or Rogaine to your daily regime to help strengthen up those hairs and take away from the miniaturization. 

You should also have a follow up or get a further opinion on what is happening by scheduling a consultation with a specialist. 

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