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December 2th 2021

Miniaturized Hair: Why Does It Happen?

It is very likely that in the face of severe hair loss and after an exhaustive search for information we have heard about hair miniaturization. But what does it really consist of? Why can we get to have miniaturized hair? We give you all the information in the blog de Hospital Capilar.

What is hair miniaturization?

Hair miniaturization consists of a reduction in size of the hair follicle and, consequently, of visible hair. This affects hair growth and slows it down until the hair falls out and no longer grows back.

As hair is miniaturized, it becomes finer and what we first perceive is a lack of density. Having miniaturized hair can indicate the beginning of some type of alopeciaTherefore, it is highly recommended to go to an expert doctor who evaluates each case.

Why can we have miniaturized hair?

There are several factors that can determine that a person has miniaturized hair.

Our medical equipment indicates that miniaturization is a chronic process that is due to various factors although, in general, the first thing we should think about is the beginning of a androgenetic alopecia. Hormonal factors would therefore be the main culprits. 

Dihydrotestosterone excess

Have high levels of dihydrotestosterone o DHT, a hormone derived from testosterone, is one of the causes that trigger miniaturization of hair. Dihydrotestosterone attacks the hair follicle causing its reduction and consequent irreversible loss.

When you have miniaturized hair due to having high levels of DHT, it is very common to be faced with a case of androgenetic or androgenic alopecia. This is the most common of all and it is highly recommended to request a medical evaluation to be able to stop its progress in time, since hair loss due to this type of alopecia is irreversible.

Poor blood circulation

When the blood circulation does not reach properly, the nutrients do not reach the hair follicle in its entirety, which negatively affects its development.


If we appreciate that we have miniaturized hair at an advanced age, this may be the cause of miniaturization. The passage of time, as it happens in the rest of the cells of the body, usually leads to a progressive loss of hair follicles.

Genetic factor

Genetics also play an important role in the correct development of the hair follicle. Androgenetic alopecia itself is a disease with a genetic predisposition.

Bad nutrition

An incorrect diet and its consequent lack of nutrients is detrimental to the health of our hair, so we insist on the importance of a correct and balanced diet.

How is miniaturized hair treated?

Depending on the cause, miniaturized hair can be treated. For this we must go to a consultation with a expert medical team that determines how to proceed in each particular case.

Hair Redensification Treatment or HRT

En Hospital Capilar We have a treatment with proven medical efficacy that helps to stop hair loss when treating miniaturized hair. Its about Hair Redensification Treatment or HRT.

HRT consists of the direct application to the scalp of pharmacotherapy adapted to each patient through practically painless microinjections. In this way, the problem is treated from the root and without the need to take medication on a daily basis.

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Take care of your hair in Hospital Capilar

En Hospital Capilar we are experts in hair medicine. We have the most effective treatments today to keep hair in the best condition. In addition, we perform hair graft surgeries with an expert medical team. Request your diagnosis at no cost and put yourself in the best hands. 



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