View Full Version : Dont know what hair loss this is? HELP! Pics included

12-01-2012, 02:25 PM
Hi my name is max and i have started thinning since i was 17 and nothing too dramatic. So im 23 and noticed that the hair from the middle of the head to the right side of my head were thinning badly and i don't know what type of balding this is i mean its not like the Nor wood category I've seen. PLease can anyone tell me or give me a clue on whats going on and what type of thinning is going on. I started using pomade a few months ago and am thinking that that might be the reason for my hair loss.
im am scared shitless cause i dont wanna be bold and i need advice on what i can do to keep my hair

12-01-2012, 02:48 PM
Hi Max,

Don't panic. You may be scared shitless but you are not alone. There are tens of millions of men that have the same issue so it isn't happening to just you. What you are experiencing is diffused hair loss. This means that there is no real area of loss but rather a general thinning in a fairly large area. Usually the thinning will show one of the many varying patterns of loss found on the NW scale but not always.

The pomade you are using isn't causing the hair loss but it may be contributing to a slight acceleration of the appearance of loss. Because it can cause hair to bunch up together it may be pulling hairs out a bit prematurely, hairs that would be coming out on their own regardless but maybe a bit later rather than sooner.

Regardless, you should visit your doctor and talk to him/her about Rogaine and Propecia. You are young so you are more likely to have success in stopping or even slightly reversing your loss than someone that is twice your age. Do not rush into surgery if you were contemplating this option as you should be on some form or preventative medication for no less than one year to judge it's efficacy before you go down the surgical route.

Good luck.

Dr. Glenn Charles
12-07-2012, 06:44 PM
I agree that your bigest concern right now is slowing down or stopping the hair loss. From the frontal view it still looks like you have a full head of hair except the little thinning on right side of hairline. Propecia, Minoxidil, and laser therapy are also good non surgical options.

12-07-2012, 07:06 PM
Joe. What a great piece of realistic advice you gave this young man!