20 year old male. I have been experiencing crazy hairfall for the last few months. The front hair is thinning (Photo)

my hairs are falling from all parts of my head.i went to a dermatogist about a month ago he prescribed me minoxidil 2% and finasteride 1mg and 8x shampoo thrice an week.i just took pictures of my head today.i've noticed some baby hairs.so my question is that is it regrowth?i am posting photo if u zoom u can probably notice.my hairfall is not stopped yet but i think a li'l bit lesser than before.pls sir do reply i am worried if the medication is working or not?i'm using these for 1month.thank u.

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20 year old male. I have been experiencing crazy hairfall for the last few months. The front hair is thinning

Thank you for your question.

Loss of hair is a natural process when it is between the limits that the body can restore them. When the capacity of the body to restore the hair loss is beaten by the excessive hair loss then we can name this situation something that should be treated. Women started to experience balding even more in the last 2 decades. It is getting more and more common also in women population. However it is also good to know that this problem is also treatable when it is present in women.

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Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Hair loss treatments in male AGA

It takes 4-5 months to get a reasonable sense is a treatment plan is working and up to 12 months to really be confident in some cases. 

At one month, it is simply too early to tell. 

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

Rapid early age hair loss. Englewood Cliffs NJ

In my opinion, you should be evaluated by a hair loss expert. Most likely you have male pattern hair loss. Together with your doctor, a treatment plan can be developed. This will most likely include finasteride, minoxidil and possibly low level laser and platelet rich plasma. Recently, we've had excellent results with platelet rich plasma in young individuals, decreasing hair loss, increasing thickness and possibly regrowth. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Jeffrey Rapaport, MD
Englewood Dermatologic Surgeon
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Starting to lose hair at young age

You have to wait and see if the cause for your hair loss is genetic androgenic hair loss. The best treatment at this age is propecia and minoxidil which you have already started so you are on the right track. Just follow up with your doctor every six months to monitor. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
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20 year old with hair loss

Your biggest enemy is the progressive thinning leading to a balding pattern that is not evident at this point in time. The degree of thinning that you are showing would suggest that you should see a doctor who most likely will get Bulk Measurements of your hair to determine the degree of the thinning that you are presently having. If the diagnosis is early genetic hair loss (the most common cause of hair loss in young men), then the best treatment would be the drug finasteride which is highly effective in men of your age and may not only stop the hair loss but possibly reverse it. If you are developing a more advanced balding pattern the best test to get will determine the Bulk Measurements of your hair and this will show, over a one-year time frame, how effective the treatment will be. Once you know this information, then you and your doctor need to develop a MASTER PLAN which will define what you need to do over the years to come.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Medical treatment for hair loss

Your dermatologist is doing the right things, but you won't know how effective the treatment is for at least 4-6 months. Sometimes the shedding ("hairfall") from androgenetic alopecia can actually increase in the first couple of months of therapy, but don't let this discourage you: it may just be an acceleration of the hair growth cycle, and new hairs could be on the way to replace the ones that have fallen out. You could also talk to your dermatologist about adding low level laser therapy (LLLT) to your treatment plan. 

Two important things to remember:

  • Even if you do not see a dramatic improvement, the treatment could still be working. Unless you are one of the very few men who continue to lose hair in spite  combination of finasteride and minoxidil, I would continue the medication. 
  • Regardless of what happens over the next few months, this is not the time for you to consider a hair transplant. 

Jonathan Ballon, MD
Atlanta Hair Restoration Surgeon
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These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.