View Full Version : How awful is my crown?

02-12-2015, 09:46 AM
Heyy guys. So I went to get my haircut today and my barber told me he thought it was a terrible idea for me to be using so many hairloss treatments because it doesn't look like my crown is thinning (I'm positive that it is).. He says my thin spot is just a cowlick shooting off from the whorl on my crown. I started treating my hair loss in august 2014, so I've been on a regiment for about 6 months. I'm about an nw2.5/ nw3 with crown thinning, been that way since I started treatment but I started receding when I was 17 (I'm 22 now) Since starting treatment I've experienced very slight thinning in my temples and not much change in my crown but it's hard to tell because I used to keep it buzzed. These pictures were taken in different light settings, the ones where my hair is buzzed are from November. My regiment is 5% minox 2x/day, propecia 1x/day, 160mg saw palmetto 2x/day, viviscal supplement 2x/day, nizoral 1% 3x/week. I am thinning there right? I'm not just going crazy and wasting my money?


02-12-2015, 11:36 AM
Bahh. Nobody?

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
02-12-2015, 04:29 PM
You are thinning but it is not that bad. You are doing a lot already to manage it. You probably have a good while before it gets much worse(if it gets worse). I am not a fan of palmetto because of the side effects but if you are maintaining physician follow up then I think you are fine.

02-12-2015, 05:24 PM
You don't have to worry about it man. Yes you're thinning but it's very slightly. The regime you're on right now will most likely be sufficient to keep everything you have right now and possibly thicken up your crown.

02-13-2015, 02:10 PM
Thanks for your replies, guys. Definitely sticking with these treatments, I'm glad I caught it early enough that it's worth trying to maintain.