Does Seborrhoeic dermatitis causes thinning of the hair on the frontal and temporal areas or it just causes the hair to fall without thinning? I have noticed an increase in acne production in my scalp in addition to my noise and behind my ears and i am noticing a major thinning of my hair, so i am concerned if Seborrhoeic dermatitis is causes of these side effects. Also does DHT trigger the increase of acne production of the sebum glands, which are similar to the consequences of Seborrhoeic dermatitis? I currently stopped the use of propecia due to a severe sexual dysfunction and I am taking saw-palmetto and monoxidil 5% without any significant positive results but a major thinning all over my head. What is your comment on using saw-palmetto as a DHT inhibitor? Shall i wait till my hair sheds and then transplant some hair instead of taking a risk and play with my hormones? I am in a dilemma please help me. Thanks a Lot Doctors
Young men with genetic balding are best treated with finasteride (Propecia). Saw palmetto does not work for preventing hair loss and contrary to some promotion, there is no evidence that it is a DHT blocker. Minoxidil is less effective in genetic hair loss, but it may work. Seborrhoeic dermatitis does not cause hair loss nor does acne, provided that you do not pick on your hair. Acne medications do cause hair loss. If you get infections, then that could cause localized hair loss unless it is treated by a good doctor.