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What could cause bald spots in facial hair?

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Dr. Archibald Miller
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In brief: Fungus

One can contract a skin fungal infection that will cause loss of skin color and occasionally hair. It is usually circular and grows slowly.
It can be treated with oral medicines and lotions.

In brief: Fungus

One can contract a skin fungal infection that will cause loss of skin color and occasionally hair. It is usually circular and grows slowly.
It can be treated with oral medicines and lotions.
Dr. Archibald Miller
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Dr. Archibald Miller
the picture shown is scalp male pattern baldness. that has separate etiologies such as hormonal changes, poor circulation and decreased subcutaneous fat. a fungal infection could cause spotty balding, but the appearance is not as shown above.
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In brief: Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is the most common cause of round bald spots in facial hair. The disorder is oftentimes self limited.
In some cases, a series of topical treatments or local injections can be helpful.

In brief: Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is the most common cause of round bald spots in facial hair. The disorder is oftentimes self limited.
In some cases, a series of topical treatments or local injections can be helpful.
Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Archibald Miller
the picture shown above is not round, but has a definitive pattern called male pattern baldness. at this point, the most effective treatment is hair transplantation.
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