I’m going to talk to the doctor about my type of hairloss and why I am thinning on Dutasteride. I’m going in for a free consultation and I’ll see what they have to say, whether I have normal MPB, DPA, or DUPA. I’ll keep you guys posted.
DUPA (Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia) was first published by me in 1996. When it occurs in men, it impacts the donor area and as a result makes these patients poor candidates for hair transplants. Back then, doctors transplanted these men when they were balding and most of the time the transplants were failures, often leaving these men with scars and hair transplant deformities. The diagnosis is made with a hand microscope looking for miniaturization in the hair in the back and sides of the hair which is generally immune to balding. It can sometimes respond to finasteride, but it is not predictable. The cause is unknown.