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Hair Transplantation

Hair Miniaturization

Hair miniaturization is a technical term for hair thinning or hair loss. This process, which mostly affects men, causes hair follicles to shrink, making it difficult for hair to grow.

Baldness is an X chromosome gene, so if your mother’s father had hair miniaturization, you’re more likely to experience it, too. But it can also be passed on from the father’s side.

Causes of hair miniaturization

  • Genetic
  • Age
  • Hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
  • Combination of three factors

Common signs of hair miniaturization

  • Receeding hairline
  • Sparse image and more skin appearance in the vertex area
  • Slower hair growth
  • Significant structural difference in the hair between the nape region and the miniaturized region

How it seems?

hair miniaturization
hair miniaturization

Citated from:

(a) Decrease in hair density and obvious miniaturization of hairs over the crown (Dino-Lite TM , original magnification ×65). (b) Hair loss mainly affects the crown. (c) Histopathology reveals miniaturized hair follicles and increased vellus hairs (haematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain, original magnification ×40).

Chiu, Hsien & Lin, Sung-Jan. (2010). Female Pattern Hair Loss in a Patient with 17 alpha-hydroxylase Deficiency. Acta dermato-venereologica. 90. 329-30. 10.2340/00015555-0813.

Clinical Treatments

  • Local or oral DHT inhibitors
  • Local or oral vasodilators
  • Micro injection therapies
  • Hair transplant

If you want to slow hair loss, it’s best to talk to a doctor as soon as you see signs of hair loss. You have a better chance of slowing hair loss if you start treatment before hair loss. It’s much easier to protect hair before it’s gone than to regrow lost hair.

When to decide surgical treatments?

You can learn about the surgical treatment option by evaluating many factors such as age, miniaturization of hair loss, genetic factors. The first approach is always in favor of conservative treatments. It is important that you inform your doctor about the treatments you have received and its duration before deciding on hair transplantation.

I have miniaturised hair what should i do? 

You can contact with us to determine the roadmap of your hair loss journey.