Dear Dr Rassman,
I just wanted to thank you for all the inspirational information you have provided for men and women that suffer from hair loss. I currently suffer from DUPA and I’m very concerned that I will not have the necessary donor hair in order to do a hair transplant.
I was wondering if you could let me know which doctors in the Toronto, Ontario Canada area provide miniaturization testing.
I have seen several dermatoloigists and transplant surgeons. However, my diagnosis from all of them have been a mixed bag: some say I suffer from telogen effluvium others say I have MPB. My blood work is normal. My hair loss is not just limited to the crown area but I am thinning from the sides and back of my hair severly at a tremendous pace!
Any help and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I just need a straight answer in order to make an informative decision in regards to the necessary treatment options for hair loss.
Thank you again for your exceptional work and in keeping members advised of hair loss treatment options.
The straight answer is that there is no cure for diffuse unpatterned alopecia (DUPA), assuming that this is your correct diagnosis. I would recommend that you obtain a solid diagnosis of DUPA first (as it seems you may be self diagnosing this).
For a list of doctors in your area, you can try the physician search at ISHRS.org. I don’t have any personal recommendations in that area. Ask these doctors if they perform bulk analysis with the HairCheck instrument and miniaturization testing before you go and visit them.