I typically hear from individuals who consider and hope that their hair shedding is because of a brief situation known as telogen effluvium. Nonetheless, typically they can not deny that they’re noticing thinning in an space that’s usually thought of to be a excessive androgen space – the temples. And when this happens, the particular person typically wonders if they’ve one other kind of hair loss in spite of everything.
I heard from somebody who mentioned: “my hair has been shedding for about 9 weeks. I began a brand new pimples medicine and I consider that this prompted my telogen effluvium. That makes probably the most sense to me as a result of I haven’t got any household historical past of baldness. Nonetheless, once I was speaking about this to a good friend of mine, she talked about that my temples had been noticeably skinny. She mentioned that girls mustn’t have receding or thinning temples and after they do, that is extra indicative of androgenetic alopecia. Is she proper? Can you’ve got telogen effluvium and nonetheless skinny or shed on the temples?” I will attempt to reply this query within the following article.
I completely acknowledge that the temples are a excessive androgen space and that individuals with androgenetic alopecia have a tendency to note this space as one of many first areas that can skinny. So I perceive why individuals will routinely assume any such hair loss in the event that they see temples that look skinny.
Nonetheless, in my very own opinion and expertise, individuals with telogen effluvium can see a thinning of their temples additionally. I had this occur and my hair and temples recovered when my shedding ended. I consider that since you’ve got diffuse shedding with this momentary kind of hair loss, you’re sure to lose some hair within the temples, similar to you’ll in different areas in your scalp.
However when you pull your hair again and look intently at this space, you would possibly discover that this space is considerably sparse to start with. That is true even with individuals who haven’t any hair loss or shedding points. When you distinction the hair in your temples with hair on the perimeters, you’ll most likely discover that the hair within the temples is simply totally different. There are sometimes a variety of child hairs which can be tremendous in texture. That is regular.
So when you’ve got loss in an space that already has much less hair to start with and the strands which can be there are already extra skinny and tremendous, that space goes to be one of many first to noticeably skinny. And this may be true even when your hair loss shouldn’t be androgen pushed. I’m not saying that this occurs for everybody. However individuals who have had aggressive shedding and who’ve had giant quantities of loss will typically discover this and it does not obligatory imply that they’re incorrect about the reason for their shedding.
I may also say that typically, beginning or stopping medicines that have an effect on your hormones can have an androgenetic have an effect on even when the unique shedding was as a result of one thing. On this case, the particular person had began pimples medicine. A lot of these kinds of medicines results or modifications your hormones. You would possibly see kind of androgens because of this. Going on and off contraceptives could cause this chain of occasions additionally. It is sensible to look at very intently to see if different areas of the scalp are affected (such because the half line and the crown.) And when you’ve got any issues about what kind of loss you’ve got, it may well assist to see a dermatologist.
However to reply the query posed, I do consider that telogen effluvium could cause thinning on the temples just because that space may be extra sparse to start with. However, I additionally know that any such shedding can kick off androgen pushed loss so you will need to control different areas of the scalp.