View Full Version : Am i starting to experience MPB, i am 17

05-26-2016, 12:49 AM
Im 17 years old and have recently been worried if i was experiencing the beginnings of MPB. My father is in his 50s and has a full set of hair and my grandfathers on both sides have full sets of hair. Sorry if i come across as being paranoid its just that i want to tackle this early if i do have MPB.

These are some pictures of my hair

05-26-2016, 02:19 AM
I think you are jumping the gun here, check in at 21years of age

05-28-2016, 08:04 AM
Thank you for your reply. I guess you're right, I'm probably just being paranoid, it's just that I really dont want to lose my hair. Just one more question if its not too much of a bother. I was just wondering what signs I should look out for that should make me worried if I see them.

05-28-2016, 12:01 PM
The images you have posted make it difficult to tell. Some early signs would be obvious thinning especially around the crown or frontal hairline area. Another sign could be excessive hair in the shower or ending up in your comb or brush (although some hair fall out is natural so dont necessarily panic immediatly over this one). Also something called miniturization, which is where hair stops growing before its cycle is complete. This can give an appearance of shorter "baby" type growth or an unhealthy hair appearannce. Given your age and the fact nothing stands out in you images, I would wait at least a year and if you think your noticing any further thinning consult with a dermatologist or other Dr. experienced in hair loss. Individuals that are young and have adequet head hair tend to respond very well to FDA approved drugs such as Finasteride. Even if you are or will experience hair loss, with the treatments available today you will have a great number of tools to combat it or at least keep any future hair loss in check.

06-01-2016, 07:06 AM
Thank you for your reply, i'll keep an eye on my hair over the next year to see if it gets worse. Ive searched online and i'm a bit unsure how i can tell if my hair around the crown or frontal hairline is thinning? Also how do i tell if my hair is miniaturising?