My granddaughter is 13 years old and will be going into the 7th grade. This hair condition she has has become a huge problem with her self esteem and confidence as she is constantly made fun of and bullied. After researching this condition it seems there is absolutely nothing we can do to help her. Is there such a thing as a hair transplant or products to use that would help her? Her hair is so thin and the length is above her ears and very uneven. She has never had her hair cut. The cases I have read about involve much younger children, not any older than six. Can you give me any advice on what we can do ?
If you believe your grand daughter has Short Anagen syndrome you should have her examined by a doctor to confirm the diagnosis. While the Internet is a great source of information, there is no substitute for seeing a doctor in person.
According to National Institutes of Health, Short Anagen Syndrome is a benign disease of the hair growth cycle that prevents the hair from growing long. Treatment is not necessary as this condition tends to improve after puberty, however improvement with minoxidil and cyclosporine has been reported. For more information see the link below: