What does DUPA (Diffuse Unpatterned Alpopecia) look like?

There are two pictures, one of the back of the head and the other magnified. The magnified picture shows an arrow pointing out the only normal non-miniaturized hair in this man’s donor area. If this man was to be transplanted (a dishonest or incompetent doctor might do this) they would make him balder and scarred from the surgery. That is why a doctor must make the proper examination of each and every patient before considering a surgery. Most DUPA patients are not this bad, but having this condition is a contraindication for any surgery. Scalp Micropigmentation, on the other hand, may make this man look look much hairier. The arrow points to the only normal hair in the entire field of view. All of the other hairs are miniaturized and if transplanted, will most likely fail to grow.

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