I am 18 years old and having male pattern baldness what could be done to reduce hair fall and regeneration of new hair? (Photos)

I am having high blood pressure so have to take its tablets daily

Doctor Answers 3

Hair loss at a young age

it is best to first find the cause for your hair loss and then recommendations for treatment options. You first need to see a hair loss specialist to get proper advise. 


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Hair loss at young age

your best bet is to have a consultation with a hair transplant surgeon who can evaluate your scalp and hair, as well as discuss the nonsurgical options available to you. the sooner you start prevention, the better off in the long run you will be. 

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

18 and losing hair

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 experiencing 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 HAIRCHECK test will determine the Bulk Measurements of your hair and put a number on that hair loss (a metric) 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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