I'm Just 18 and I'm Losing my Hair. Advise Me with Something Good I Can Do to my Hair.

I can even see the skin of my head because of the lost of hair. What can I do, before I lose all of my hair?

Doctor Answers 4

Treatment for Hair Loss at a Young Age

The first thing you need to do is consult a physician. Depending on whether you are male or female, hair loss may be totally normal at your age, with the onset of pattern baldness. Pattern baldness is a genetic condition, but can be exacerbated by excessive stress, poor blood circulation, poor diet, pregnancy (in the case of women), drug use, illness, thyroid issues, etc. You need to consult your doctor to find out the cause of your hair loss, and from there, you will likely be able to obtain a solution.

Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Various Options

There are various options - medication such as Finasteride, prescribed by a GP or a topical stimulant such as Minoxidal. Alopecia is a an umbrella term for hair loss and there are many types and many causes. Best to see a specialist to determine the condition and underlying cause to get the most appropriate treatment.

Hassan Nurein, MD
London Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Losing Your Hair at Age 18

The best thing that you can do is see a dermatologist to evaluate the cause of the hair loss. There are many causes of hair loss other than male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), and a dermatologist is an expert in diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Whether the cause is hormonal, nutritional, blood related, etc or androgenetic alopecia, the doctor should be able to give you some medical options to help with your hair loss.

Andrew Kaufman, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Best practice is to learn as much as possible about holisitic organic alterations to your hair care routine.  Consult an expert and come up with a plan for the next 10-20 years and see if this plan is suitable for you.  To restore your hair, it will take commitment on your part to practice great hair care practices, use medications to minimize further loss, and if a transplant is needed to achieve your goal, to utilize that to keep up with hair loss.  Ounce of prevention is worth its weight in gold...

Baubac Hayatdavoudi, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
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