Hair miniaturization causes.

I was wondering if it is possible for a non balding person to see some of his miniaturize? Also, are there any other conditions that could cause hair to miniaturize outside of MPB?

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Hair miniaturization

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It is difficult for patients to recognize hair miniaturization. So the answer to your question is no - one can't just look in the mirror and recognize hair follicle miniaturization.
The most common cause of hair follicle miniaturization in men is male pattern balding. Other causes of miniaturization are rare in men but include alopecia areata and traction alopecia. These also cause miniaturization.

Vancouver Dermatologist

Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone

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I suggest seeing an expert to evaluate your hair loss and start non invasive options like PRP/progesterone or consider transplantation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Causes of hair loss

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there are many causes of hair loss. The most common cause is genetic. But to find out the cause for your hair loss it is best to be examined by a hair loss specialist and get the best recommendation. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair miniaturization causes. northgunman Toronto, ON 1 day ago

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Yes it is generally recognized that a male may lose as much as 50% of his hair before realizing that he is actually undergoing hair loss to the point of balding.

William Woessner, MD
New Orleans Hair Restoration Surgeon
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This is a process whereby the hairs become finer and finer until it eventually disappears and the hair follicles itself dies at the end of the process. This is the way many people with genetic hair loss manifest their hair loss.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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