What happens during genetic hair loss anyways?

Genetic hair loss : Miniaturization then Loss

**CLICK TO ENLARGE ** A magnified view of genetic hair loss. 

Photo showing a magnified view of genetic hair loss. Two important findings are shown here:

1. The very tiny 3-4 mm hair in the circle is called a "vellus-like hair."

2. The thick hair next to it (in the circle) nicely demonstrates the original size of the hair.

3. The arrow points to thin hairs called "miniaturized hairs" which likely will progress on to become a "vellus-like hair" (unless treatment is started) until the hair is ultimately lost and baldness in the area occurs.

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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