What can an 18 year old male do to avoid hair loss?
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You need to check all your family line father and mother too. Androgenetic alopecia can skip generations. Another thing is good to have some blood lab work, to rule out something else besides the genetic role. When we see patients loosing their hair like crazy at a very young age is a must to fo that. Also to examine the scalp and make the right decision and leave you of course with the best therapy!
Hair loss -- PRP, Progesterone, Viviscal, Rogaine, Finesteride, Spironolactone, follicular unit (FUE) hair transplantation/ARTAS
can see an endocrinologist to find out if there's a hormonal
imbalance that is causing the hair loss. Treatment could include
Rogaine, PRP, progesterone, spironolactone. Please see an expert.
Best, Dr. Emer
Enhance and keep your existing hair. There are options for you
I understand how frustrating it is loosing hair being so young.I will recommend that you consider a treatment to reduce the speed/stop your hairline from going further back. Treatments such as Propecia/Rogaine or PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) are proven to be very effective. The use of non surgical treatments is to be continued for life and will not restore your previous hair line but will help you maintain your existing hair. Your hair loss can be genetic, stress related or a medical condition.PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is one great option. This procedure consists on getting some of your blood and putting it in a machine that will separate the different ingredients that are in the blood. From those ingredients we take the growth factors and inject them in your scalp. These growth factors will start working in your follicles enhancing your hair and reducing (and even stopping) the rate of your hair loss. If your follicles have not been dormant for too long the hair can regrow. We are here to help you look and feel good. Best of lucks!
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18 with possibly early hair nloss
Make hair loss at 18
that is young to start losing hair, but don't lose hope. I would see an endocrine specialist first to check hormones and get started on Propecia which will help.
18 and losing hair
Regarding hair loss at age 18
Don't lose hope. The first step is seeing a physician in person to evaluate your hair loss. You need a full exam and possibly lab work to determine the cause. You have to determine the cause before you decide on treatment. Even at 18 the most common cause in genetic, and if so there are treatments that could slow down the thinning. In the meantime, continue your good lifestyle choices. You might be a candidate for PRP (platelet) therapy, which can be helpful if the cause is genetic.
Best to you,
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