Is this considered normal or MPB in crown area of 36 year old male? (Photos)

Hair swept from side and outdoors

Doctor Answers 3

Early thinning in the crow.

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Almost everyone looks a little thinner in the crown because of the way the hair grows in the whirl.  Its also very difficult to diagnose with the length your hair is as I can't see miniaturization in the photos.  However if there is miniaturization present, I'd recommend a medical therapy such as Romaine or Propecia, as they are extremely effective in the crown.


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It is difficult to tell from the photographs. It is best to have a consultation with a hair restoration surgeon who can evaluate you, and discuss with you the options that you have. 

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

Crown thinning

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It is not clear from the photos. Are you thinning or balding anywhere else. Most people with crown thinning or balding have frontal recession. Is that your situation. You need to see a good doctor

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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