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Hair Loss on one Side of my Mustache - What is Causing This?

Genetic hair loss is the most common type however, there are other causes of baldness that may cause random hair loss in various areas of the scalp, face and body. Recently, a few individuals have contacted us about hair loss on one side of their face such as the mustache or bearded area. It is likely that this patchy or random hair loss is called Alopecia Areata. Alopecia Areata is characterized by random patches of hair loss in varying places of the scalp or body. In many cases of hair loss caused by Alopecia Areata, the hair will grow back on its own without any treatment which may have happened in your case. With Alopecia Areata however, it's also possible that you will experience patchy hair loss in the same or other areas of the scalp or body.

Alopecia Areata is suspected to be an autoimmunity disorder in which an individual develops an allergic reaction to their own hair. As a result, the immune system attacks the hair follicles resulting in a temporary or sometimes permanent loss of hair. To learn more about Alopecia Areata, visit

The other possibility of this kind of hair loss is a genetic predisposition however, in most cases of genetic loss or growth of scalp and body hair, the loss or or growth of hair doesn't reverse itself.

Anyone with patchy or random hair loss is advised to speak to a hair loss specialist such as a dermatologist or a trichologist.

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