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superg
09-25-2016, 12:41 PM
Hello, so I am pretty upset about this and worried I am balding, I started watching my hair like 1,5 year ago, I will psot photos then and now (I dont think it changed mutch, but you will see how *****ed up my hair is when you see the photos). I ve also been to a trichologist, she said I aint balding, but I still want to see your opinions.

Photos 1,5 year ago:
http://postimg.org/image/f27pkmnq1
http://postimg.org/image/54amxofhb
http://postimg.org/image/7flnxzr0p
http://postimg.org/image/jdxybhmgb
http://postimg.org/image/6wyqqrqof

Photos now:
http://postimg.org/image/ftge3csh7/
http://postimg.org/image/57zs0ya6v/
https://postimg.org/image/6ar3kndg3/2eafd753/
http://postimg.org/image/vzcp2qvl3/

The thing is, you can see a lot of miniturized hair, if you look in the temple, the weird thing, they have been there 3 years for sure, which I dont understand.
Please observe this pictures patiently, and tell me honestly what you think. Also I will answer any question you ask, thx.

Dfaru94
09-25-2016, 08:15 PM
Hmmm... I can't see much difference tbh, don't know if it's just me.

For reassurance, you look pretty good for now. It's not really a receding hairline and nobody is going to look at that like "omg he's balding!". Nobody is coming up to your scalp with a magnifying glass to check your hairline out.

There's not a lot I can gauge from this though. It might be that your hair has always been on the slightly thin side (some people do just have thin, sparse hair). I'm going to be honest it is a little thin and sparse at the hairline (not bad! just slightly thin) so I could see you possibly balding in the future. For now though, you look ok, really.

Do you have family history of balding? Dad, older brothers, grandfathers on either side? That's a fairly good indicator. Most will follow men in their family, I'm going just like my Dad did. It's not always cast-iron certainty though, it is actually possible to go bald with no apparent/recent family history.

Your best bet is to go speak to a hair loss specialist/dermatologist, you can get free consultations with some and they can let you know what the deal is. This could include hair transplant specialists as they're obviously hairloss experts, but they absolutely won't operate on you at your age unless they're shady conmen looking for some quick money. If they determine it's balding, you can talk through what options you might want to consider with them, but no need to rush into anything, you're not going to bald overnight. The good news is there are options now, and slowly increasing in number and effectiveness.

superg
09-26-2016, 04:47 AM
Hmmm... I can't see much difference tbh, don't know if it's just me.

For reassurance, you look pretty good for now. It's not really a receding hairline and nobody is going to look at that like "omg he's balding!". Nobody is coming up to your scalp with a magnifying glass to check your hairline out.

There's not a lot I can gauge from this though. It might be that your hair has always been on the slightly thin side (some people do just have thin, sparse hair). I'm going to be honest it is a little thin and sparse at the hairline (not bad! just slightly thin) so I could see you possibly balding in the future. For now though, you look ok, really.

Do you have family history of balding? Dad, older brothers, grandfathers on either side? That's a fairly good indicator. Most will follow men in their family, I'm going just like my Dad did. It's not always cast-iron certainty though, it is actually possible to go bald with no apparent/recent family history.

Your best bet is to go speak to a hair loss specialist/dermatologist, you can get free consultations with some and they can let you know what the deal is. This could include hair transplant specialists as they're obviously hairloss experts, but they absolutely won't operate on you at your age unless they're shady conmen looking for some quick money. If they determine it's balding, you can talk through what options you might want to consider with them, but no need to rush into anything, you're not going to bald overnight. The good news is there are options now, and slowly increasing in number and effectiveness.

Hi, thank you for your info. My dad is balding, but I have a completely different hair type (I think he was already receedingg at my age though), and everyone on my mothers side is ok. I will post a few images of my hairline some more years ago, so you can compare if you dont mind. Also I have been to a trichologist, which is like a combination of hair study and dermatology so they should be the biggest experts at this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichology), I got told I am not balding, but I will go to another dermatologist in a week just to make sure.
Here are some photos from 3 years ago:
https://postimg.org/image/u0ilow0pv/
https://postimg.org/image/rgryybn81/

2 years ago:
https://postimg.org/image/m0ndbwhyj/
https://postimg.org/image/h6qivejp5/

And here is a big thread of mine if you feel like reading a lot: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/5328lj/am_i_balding_at_age_17/

Thank you

StevenLaventine
09-26-2016, 07:57 AM
Honestly, you look fine to me (at least for now) as @Dfaru94 said, you do look like you have a thin hair. If the dermatologist you're seeing next week confirms you are OK for now, you should take a look at Nioxin System 2. It's rather cheap, $20 or so, and comes with a shampoo, conditioner and a spray and I heard it's doing wonders for thin hair.

ifas14
09-26-2016, 08:06 AM
Hard to tell but I can't see any miniturized hairs or thinning yet. Looks like you have pretty good hair. So just relax and keep an eye on it, but don't focus too much about it because it will drive you nuts. If you start to see it recede in the next year or two, talk to your doctor about rogaine or propecia

JimmyJones12
09-26-2016, 08:28 AM
At this stage it's hard to tell what road you will take. I think you are very young to be experiencing male pattern baldness so perhaps it is just that you have naturally thin blonde hair. Fingers crossed for you pal! If it gets any worse and you are convinced it is MPB then i'd jump on propecia asap, that will delay it for you hopefully until we have other treatments available.

superg
09-26-2016, 09:04 AM
Honestly, you look fine to me (at least for now) as @Dfaru94 said, you do look like you have a thin hair. If the dermatologist you're seeing next week confirms you are OK for now, you should take a look at Nioxin System 2. It's rather cheap, $20 or so, and comes with a shampoo, conditioner and a spray and I heard it's doing wonders for thin hair.

Thank you, so pretty much it seems like I just have naturally thin hair ? So I should not be worried atm ?

superg
09-26-2016, 09:05 AM
At this stage it's hard to tell what road you will take. I think you are very young to be experiencing male pattern baldness so perhaps it is just that you have naturally thin blonde hair. Fingers crossed for you pal! If it gets any worse and you are convinced it is MPB then i'd jump on propecia asap, that will delay it for you hopefully until we have other treatments available.

Thank you, I hope its just the way my hair is :)

superg
09-26-2016, 09:06 AM
At this stage it's hard to tell what road you will take. I think you are very young to be experiencing male pattern baldness so perhaps it is just that you have naturally thin blonde hair. Fingers crossed for you pal! If it gets any worse and you are convinced it is MPB then i'd jump on propecia asap, that will delay it for you hopefully until we have other treatments available.

So you think its possible I wont even experience early MPB ?

JimmyJones12
09-26-2016, 09:16 AM
So you think its possible I wont even experience early MPB ?

It is most definitely possible but nobody can really predict what will happen. Best way to judge it is to have a look at your family tree. My father and his father went bald by 50 but they didn't start til they hit 40. My mothers father was a norwood 3 at 30 and is still a norwood 3 at 75 so I am hoping I take after him. Luck of the draw though isn't it! Just enjoy what you have today my friend. I find this approach is best in all walks of life.

superg
09-26-2016, 09:20 AM
It is most definitely possible but nobody can really predict what will happen. Best way to judge it is to have a look at your family tree. My father and his father went bald by 50 but they didn't start til they hit 40. My mothers father was a norwood 3 at 30 and is still a norwood 3 at 75 so I am hoping I take after him. Luck of the draw though isn't it! Just enjoy what you have today my friend. I find this approach is best in all walks of life.

Well thank you for the positive comment :) Its funny, my father was already balding at this age, but he his norwood 3 scale since the age of 30 lol, and it is still the same, my mothers father had still a full head of hair till age 30 and now is like norwood scale 4 at age 73, so I hope I take after him. I beleive you are right with your approach and I wish you good luck ;)

ervinpayne30
10-14-2016, 04:30 AM
Yes, at some extent, it looks like you’re balding. You should waste no time and look for factors that are causing your hair loss, like excessive hair styling, stress and trauma, nutrition and diet, etc. I too think you should consult with another hair loss specialist or a trichologist.

richter101
10-14-2016, 11:13 PM
Bro,

I understand your position, I started noticing something wasn't right at 20. You definitely know your hair best! So if it's not looking right to you, than it's not. I'd recommend for now you begin taking Finasteride. I regret not using it sooner, but I was scared of the 5% chance of negative effect. Proud to say I'm part of the 95%. lol Was worth the risk. Wouldn't recommend looking into hair transplant until at least 5 more years down the line. (When/ if you really need it)

Richter101 is a former patient of Dr. Parsa Mohebi (https://www.baldtruthtalk.com/members/32071-Parsa-Mohebi-MD)

Born Oct ’89
Began Seeing Gradual Hair Loss Oct ’09
Began Seeing Gradual Hair Gain June ’15

My regimen includes:
HT #1 2200 (ARTAS- FUE) grafts at Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration in Los Angeles in 2016
Finasteride daily, since 2014
Rogaine experimenter from 2012- ’13 RIP

Planning HT #2 By End of This Year :)