Hello Dr.Rassman i have been taking propecia for 8 months in the hope that it will help my DUPA hair loss, and i was wondering how i can tell if its working? i wear a light woolie hat on most of the time, would the hairs on the hat after each day be a good indication of if its working? because i don’t notice more that 15 or 20 a day.
well thank you for your time doctor
The right answer is a twofold approach:
- Follow the photos of your hair from various perspectives with the hair cut to the same length — and do this yearly.
- Rely on the science of metrics (measurements), which is best done with mapping out your scalp for miniaturization and then get a number each year on what is happening with the miniaturized hairs.
If your diffuse unpatterned alopecia (DUPA) is responding to treatment, the number of miniaturized hairs will be proportionally less.