Bald Spots / Sparse Beard or Moustache
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Bald Spots / Sparse Beard or Moustache

Losing your hair can be tough, whether it's on your head or in other places. For men, one of the most common areas to lose hair is around the chin, mustache, and beard. The area can become patchy and bald spots may form.

If you're starting to notice bald spots on chin, don't worry – there are plenty of ways to deal with them. Let us discuss some of the best methods for dealing with a sparse beard or mustache. So if you're concerned about your thinning beard or bald spots sides of chin, keep reading! 

Symptoms of Bald Spots / Sparse Beard/ Mustache

Some of the common symptoms of beard bald spots under the chin are as follows:

  • A small, round, and smooth patch.
  • Gradual thinning of hair in the affected area.
  • Itchy skin in the affected area.
  • Redness or inflammation of the skin in the affected area.
  • Flaking or crusting of the skin in the affected area.
  • Pain or tenderness in the affected area.

Causes of Bald Spots / Sparse Beard/ Mustache

Several factors can result in the development of bald spots on the mustache. Some of the common causes include:

Chemotherapy: It is a common treatment for cancer. It results in hair loss and physicians refer to it as CIA (chemotherapy-induced alopecia). It can affect body parts such as beard, eyelashes, eyebrows, and scalp. The severity of hair loss depends on the dosage, the body’s reaction to the drugs, and the combination of drugs the physician has recommended. 

Ringworm: A common kind of fungal infection that results in sparse beard is ringworm. If the condition affects the beard or sides of the chin, it is referred to as tinea barbae. It is common in males and mostly occurs in humid and warm climates. 

Alopecia: Alopecia is a general term for hair loss. It can be caused by various factors such as autoimmune diseases, genetic conditions, and medications. The type of alopecia that affects the beard is referred to as alopecia barbae.

What are the treatment options for Bald Spots / Sparse beard/ Mustache?

The treatment options depend on the underlying cause of the bald spots and the common treatments are:

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