Yellow Dots Represent Sebaceous Material
"Yellow dots" can be seen in many hair loss conditions including alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia. In androgenetic alopecia, the yellow dots represent hair follicle openings packed with sebum and keratin material. The yellow dots can be easily seen if a patient has not shampooed the scalp for a few days. However, the disappear with washing. In contrast to the yellow dots of alopecia areata, the yellow dots seen in AGA are much more variable in size.
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