It is often said that the "miniaturization" of hairs (ie the progressive thinning of hairs) is a key feature specific to men and women with androgenetic alopecia. However, this is not accurate. Miniaturization can be seen in many conditions including traction alopecia, alopecia areata (shown here) as well as androgenetic alopecia.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299