I’m a 22 year old male with androgenic alopecia and diffuse thinning. I’ve been balding since I was 18 years old.
Recently, I’ve been experiencing very rapid shedding all over my scalp (top of the scalp, donor area, and both sides of the head). I went to my dermatologist and had a scalp biopsy (4mm, punch) done to make sure it wasn’t alopecia areata. Turns out, it’s telogen effluvium due to various stressors. 12 days later, I got the stitches removed from the area.
The hair that is currently growing out and closely around the biopsy site are probably the thickest that they have been in YEARS.
I currently use a topical minoxidil 7%, finasteride 0.1% compound solution ((been using for 1 month), stopped taking finasteride tablets due to sides (used for 2 months)) and I use a microneedling pen (1mm, once per month). Although I’ve had very subtle hair regrowth on my hairline and slight thickening on my temples, the hair from the biopsy site feels and looks thicker than most of the hair on my scalp at the moment.
I’m aware that it may seem like an “illusion” due to my current TE condition, but it honestly feels much more thicker than before the initial shedding started. It almost nearly resembles the texture that it was from when I was a teenager.
If anyone is familiar with the biological components of hair loss and hair regrowth, I would love to hear from you about this matter.
Wounds sometime stimulate hair growth much like microneedling does