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Hello, I am new to forum.

I had a consultation with a dermatologist last month. Upon inspection, he indicated that I have about 30% or so miniturazation in the donor area. I'm very confused and now think "am I going to go bald soon as my hair looks very thin"? Is this what is classed as "diffuse thinning"

Has anyone with similiar problems had a HT that can offer some insight on how the end result would look? He says if i get a HT there can be no guarantee on how long it would last.

Also, how long do miniturazised hairs last and how fast does it progress? Is it normal for a man aged 50 to have hair miniturazation. These are questions I forgot to ask the dermatologist.

 
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Hi 50 Plus

How did the dermatologist measure this? Did you also get a density reading?

Miniaturisation is normal even in the donor area although 30% is on the high side.

Are you on medication that could contribute towards this? Any medical factors, illness that you are aware of?

An HT with this amount of miniaturisation would not be a good idea in that it could trigger shockloss as the hairs that have miniaturised are weaker and more vulnerable. With regard to how long they will last is hard to answer, and quite rightly if they were transplanted they would still have the same characteristics.

There are natural products out there such as MSM and Saw Palmetto that i've seen help in both donor and recipient areas in terms of growth and quality of hair, you might wish to consider something like this in the first instance.

Any pics would also be helpful so that we and others could give further advice.

Regards

Stephenl










Also, how long do miniturazized hairs last and how fast does it progress? Is it normal for a man aged 50 to have hair miniturazation. These are questions I forgot to ask the dermatologist.
 
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50+,

did the Dr. diagnose you w/ 'DUPA'- diffused unpatterned alopecia? That's precisely what it sounds like, as opposed to male *pattern* baldness, which only occurs on the top and crown areas of the head.

Hearing that your 50+ and *just* now getting symptoms of DUPA is extremely concerning for someone like myself - I'm 30 & just had a ht. Is DUPA just like MPB, in that the onset can occur at *any* age? If so, then that flies in the face of everything we all base our decision to get a ht on.

This is troubling, answers anyone?
 
NotGoing2GoBald

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No one has any comments regarding DUPA and at what age one can get it?
 
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NotGoing2GoBald wrote:
No one has any comments regarding DUPA and at what age one can get it?

Hey NG,

I believe DUPA is mostly a autoimmune response and as such can appear at any age, possible reasons are thyroid,stress,recent medical procedure etc.. i think it would be extremely rare for a individual to start thinning for no reason unless the had a form of alopecia

SP

 
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Nervousnelly

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NG--don't sweat it. Not typical. Usually an autoimmune response. It can happen at any age but rare and nothing to concern yourself with. Its like worrying about getting cancer or other diseases. Can always happen but you simply can't go thru life worrying.

NN



PS--Have you taken out insurance on your new hair yet?? Love it NG--you got the mop you wanted.
 
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DUPA is not greatly understood, but we are aware that the zone of hair around the sides and back of the head may not be permanent in everyone throughout their entire lifetime. If you look at ageing men in their 70s plus it is not uncommon to see a few with very fine diffused thinning around the donor, I remember seeing Clive Sinclair the Inventor on TV a while back and was shocked.This diffused alopecia may extend throughout the head, even in men who have no balding as such. I would venture to make the diagnosis of DUPA in these men. I believe that this condition, which the dermatologists have labelled €˜senile alopecia €™, is something that hits men in all decades of life and a few men develop this condition when they are still in their 20s or 30s.
 
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Thanks guys for getting back to me, i`ll be seeing my dermatologist next week to investigate my hairloss problem further. I`ll ask him about "Dupa" and report back.
 
NotGoing2GoBald

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solar panel wrote:
NotGoing2GoBald wrote:
No one has any comments regarding DUPA and at what age one can get it?

Hey NG,

I believe DUPA is mostly a autoimmune response
Well, well, well look at you mr. fancy pants, I'm not even sure what this means lol. '''ss''
NN,
insurance LOL! I should!

Stephenl,

interesting. I only asked because the fringe areas around the back of my donor (i.e. closest to ears/bottom of neck) had thinned a bit a few years back, and caused me concern. But, I was told by my clinic that it's not DUPA and is entirely normal. Thanks for the input.
 
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Bigmac

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Be great to hear back from you and learn what your Derm said.




 
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