I'm 18 and I think I'm losing hair but my parents keep telling me it's normal. Will my hair grow back? (Photos)
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18 and I think I'm losing hair
your parents are right , you have NO problem at all
That is not a hair loss because of ongoing process of androgenetic alopecia but a simple juvenile type maturing of frontal hair line. That is seen almost every young boys almost between 16-21 .
Your hairless may be normal - but you should see an expert to be sure
At 18, it is difficult sometimes to make a proper diagnosis of male pattern hair loss. However, with a full history (including family history) and exam and also some regular follow up, the diagnosis will become apparent and a proper treatment plan can be established. Losing only a few hairs every now and then would be considered normal, but if your crown is thinning and your hairline receding, you may have androgenic hair loss and should begin treatment right away for the best outcome.
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Since you're concerned, I suggest seeing a hair loss expert to evaluate and go over your condition and provide you information about your best treatment options. There are great non-invasive options like PRP/progesterone and/or hair transplantation. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
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Probable causes for your hair loss
Hello.There are many things that can contribute to your hair loss. It can be genetic, stress related, medical condition. My advise is to visit a doctor who specializes in hair loss in order to find out the actual cause of your hair thinning. Once the cause for your hair loss is determined we can decide what is the best treatment to follow to prevent the hair loss to advance and restore it.Treatments like PRP and laser therapy as well as medication are the most common solutions, but it all depends on the reason for your hair thinning.
What to do when you think you're thinning?
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