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How can you tell if the follicles are dead?

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by Sid75, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Sid75

    Sid75 New Member

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    I've read that there's some faint scarring or something.

    Also, what's the maximum number of years hair loss can reverse? Is it true frontal hair follicles die faster?
     
  2. casperz

    casperz Experienced Member

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    They do not respond to minox?

    I had a slick crown for at least five years and that's been mostly reversed, however the slick front has had little regrowth. But it was also slick bald for
    at least 5 more years than the crown.
     
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    follicle84 Experienced Member

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    I've heard the minimun is a year and at most 5 years. I think frontal hair follicles die faster due to even more androgen sensitivity.
     
  4. SoThatsLife

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    They won't die completely, they will just miniaturize so that they are not visible to the naked eye. I seen speculation between docs that people that have been slick bald for 30 years still have follicles alive, they are just extremely miniaturize.

    People that are slick bald also have a scar-like scalp.
     
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    So, if follices don't "die" but miniaturize, do you know if there's a time related dormancy between hair lose and regrowth after treatment? I had slowly been loosing my hair for around 4 years before I started treatment, so does that mean it'll be about 4 years of treatment for a regrowth?
     

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