A 36-year-old female asked:
36 y/o female. what can cause leg hair to not grow back on the shin area and in random areas on lower leg? could it be from circulation problems?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Lawrence Parish answered
58 years experience Dermatology
Leg Hair Growth: The more the hair follicle is irritated, the more chance that it no longer can produce hair. While it is possible for a type of alopecia areata to occur on the legs, the hair loss is most likely due to chronic irritation. Circulation has nothing to do with it, although people with diabetes mellitus may have less hair on the legs, as do people with some endocrine disorders.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016
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