Dear Dr, I am concerned about mpb – I have two large whorls and am not sure if they have always been there or are growing – I don’t have any good photos to compare with.
I have read about minituarization on your excellent site. Instead of having micro-photos taken, I cut a sample of hairs (about 10) from each area of scalp – crown, top, back, sides, temples and compared shaft width. I have noticed no discernible difference – each hair was equally fine and I do not believe that I have started a DUPA type MPB as my father is NW6 / NW7 Is this an indication that I have not started mpb – or is there hope yet??!!
Miniaturization mapping is a visual tool to compare hair shaft thickness which you are measuring directly yourself. With no change in shaft thickness, you do not appear to be balding at all. Good question and scientific observations.