Most men who experience hair loss, have Androgenetic Alopecia and lose the hair on the top of their head but maintain the donor hair on the sides and the back of the head.
There are rare men who experience hair loss and miniaturization of their hair all over their head. If your hair on the sides and the back of your head is becoming significantly more sparse and the individual hairs are becoming more fine, then you may be experiencing diffuse hair loss.
If you have diffuse hair loss and you undergo hair transplantation, over time the hair in the donor area and the transplanted hair will become thinner. Usually neither area will go completely bald. In this unusual situation, the effects of hair transplantation will not be as long-lasting and this should be considered before electing to proceed with hair transplantation.
Diffuse hair loss is distinctly different from a rare condition called Alopecia Totalis and an even more rare condition called Alopecia Universalis which are variations of Alopecia Areata in which all of the hair on the head and on the body, respectively are attacked by the body’s own immune system. Alopecia Areata is discussed in more detail in the section called other causes of hair loss.BACK