Hey. I can grow a pretty thick beard and grow it out on occasion. However, I recently noticed that I have lost hair which is not re-growing in small pea-dime size patches on the left side of my face along my jaw. It isnt very noticable at this point, but quite strange.
I googled around on the subject and found that doctors dont really understand it other than it is your immune system mistakenly attacking hair folicles. What is interesting is I found a forum of guys talking about it and nearly all of them stared getting them after starting a multi-vitamin.
Thinking back on it, I never noticed them before I started taking my GNC sport men's multi. About 2 weeks ago I started taking it 2x per day and I developed another patch just below my side burns a few days ago.
Have any of you ever experienced this? Im gonna go see a dermatologist this week. Im thinking I should get my test levels checked also and steroid injections seem to be about the only treatment for it.
08-31-2008, 05:41 PM #1
Losing small patches of facial hair. Multi-vit related?
08-31-2008, 07:20 PM #2
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I had the same problem last year. I had two bald spots develop on both sides of my chin. The hair grew back after about 8 months. I seriously doubt it has anything to do with your multivitamin, It's probably just a coincidence.Do I even lift?
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When you go to the dermo, ask for the shots and rogaine! He'll prescribe you a numbing cream. What the shot does is prevent it from growing/expanding. He's inject right directly into the patch. How many pokes, depends on the size of the patch. It'll take months for that small patch to grow back
It's caused by a hormonal imbalance, from stress so a full panel is idea.
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