If you’re a Norwood 7 do you still have the 100,000 hairs that you were born with but they are miniaturized stuck in the telogen phase for decades or does DHT completely destroy the follicle?
If you are a Caucasian and have a typical donor density with 110,000 hairs on your head and then you develop a Class 7 pattern, the follicles that disappeared may be there and alive in the form of inactive stem cells for a number of years. After some time (don’t know the time-line), these stem cells are thought to die off. Maybe 10, 20 or 30 years have to pass. We don’t know. I am about to treat such men to find out with a possibly cure for hair loss so in a year, maybe I can tell you what I found.