Weird bald spot + possible androgenic alopecia. Help me identify this please.

I didn’t post this in the other thread mainly because I have a weird bald spot that I’m hoping someone will help me identify.

A few years ago I went to a hair salon to get my hair curled and somehow the hairdresser burned off some some strands of my hair (one in the front and one in the middle). I only noticed it weeks later when the one in the front was just standing out up in the air (it looked weird lol). Around the same time I realized I had a weird bald spot in my scalp. Until this day I’m not sure if it was caused by the blow dryer/curling iron the hairdresser used or if it happened naturally. I still have this bald spot. And I’m saying “the hairdresser used” because I don’t curl or flat iron or blow dryer my hair at all. That was a rare thing and I did it for an event. So now I don’t know if this is part of the alopecia or if somehow the hair root was burned and that’s why it’s not growing back. Does anyone recognize what this is?

Also I feel like my hairline is receding but I do notice some baby hairs growing at the same time. The middle part of my hair is significantly thinning over the past couple of years. Is this androgenic alopecia? And is the bald spot related to this? Should I start treatment and do I have keep doing it for the rest of my life (cue panic mode).

I attached pictures from different distances. Please excuse the dandruff and the frizz (trust me, I’m trying to get ride of it). Thank you so much for your help!

If this is new, you should see a dermatologist who will perform dermoscopy on your to find out if you have any disease in this area. You might have had a partial burn to the scalp that could cause it, but the loss is uniform

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