Does Sebum Cause Hair Loss By Blocking Pores On Scalp?November 29th, 2010
Q: I have been on finasteride for about 7 months. After my latest haircut I can see that my scalp is shiny. I read that is from sebum buildup and it can cause a layer that clogs the growth of hair. I was wondering if this is true and, if so, how can it be treated? — T.C., Philadelphia, PA
A: It is not true. Hair loss is caused by the miniaturizing effects of DHT on the hair follicle, not by blocked pores.
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Topic: Hair Loss
Tags: Causes of Hair Loss, DHT, Hair Follicle, Hair Loss, Hair loss in Men, Hair Loss in Women, Miniaturization, Propecia (Finasteride), Sebum Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on November 29th, 2010 at 9:19 am