Single Hairs in Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) — Donovan Hair Clinic

Single Hairs in Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)

Isolated 'single' hairs in Androgenetic Alopecia


Androgenetic alopecia is often referred to as "thinning" and certainly the progessive miniaturization of hairs is a feature of AGA.

However, another important feature is the disruption of the normal architecture of how follicles are grouped. Instead of finding follicles in groups of 1, 2 or 3 hair units hairs are often seen all by themselves in more advanced stages of AGA.

The accompanying photos shows numerous single hairs in a patient with moderately advanced AGA.

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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