Single Hairs in Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)

Isolated 'single' hairs in Androgenetic Alopecia

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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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