Histological Findings in Androgenetic Alopecia

  • Masumi Inaba
  • Yoshikata Inaba


The balding process does not lead to a reduction of the number of hair follicles but to a reduction in their size (Van Scott and Ekel 1958). This phenomenon was first designated “vellus transformation” by Uno et al. (1969).


Hair Follicle Sebaceous Gland Seborrheic Dermatitis Androgenetic Alopecia Minor Hair 
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© Springer Japan 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Inaba
    • 1
  • Yoshikata Inaba
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryInaba ClinicSuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyThe Jikei University School of MedicineMinato-ku, Tokyo, 105Japan
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyInaba Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan

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