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my bf has a perfect bald circle maybe 3-4 in diameter. will not grow hair back in that spot. any ideas on what it could be?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Bald: More often than not the bald spot is very common in men, particularly as they age, even from about 25 on. A dermatologist would be the right person to address.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Patchy alopecia: That particular small area has damaged hair follicle. If more areas develop may need work up for diseases that could cause alopecia or medications.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Alopecia areata: Will grow back in time. May be many months. Avoid rubbing too much. Can try minoxidil. Clobetasol gel (prescription) may help. No reliable therapy but will recover in time.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
I find injectable corticosteroid right into the area of hair loss works well. I add topicals, laser light, and supplements, but discuss options with your dermatologist. While it will likely grow back, it can take quite a long time, and treatments do speed up regrowth
Jul 20, 2014

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