After my visit to your office today, I was more confused because your miniaturization analysis showed no miniaturization and your bulk analysis seemed to contradict the finding by identifying early balding. I thought that miniaturization was the most important test a doctor could do to determine balding. Please help me understand what appears to be a discrepancy.
I am sorry that I confused you. Before the Haircheck bulk measuring device was invented by a Florida hair transplant surgeon, the only way one could tell if hair loss was occurring was:
- Seeing excess hair falling out (very early and not conclusive)
- Seeing a balding pattern developing (maybe too late)
- Looking for miniaturization (does not always appear, especially when hair loss is slow)
- Taking photographs and comparing them (often too late)
By doing bulk measurements, it is a very sensitive way of understanding hair loss with a metric that is replicable once the measurements are repeated and compared over time. In your case, the metrics showed early hair loss, but there was no miniaturization present in the area of concern. Based upon this, the drug finasteride was recommended. By repeating this test in a year, you will know if the hair loss is stable or reversing, and if you are progressing in both anatomic areas as well as local measurements to see the state compared to what was done today.