View Full Version : So long, sweet denial- I'm badly balding !

11-03-2011, 06:33 AM

There's no mistaking it, surely! My only consolation is that you absolutely cannot tell in normal lighting.

I'm 24! How bad is it. Obviously I'll definitely need that prescription!

11-03-2011, 06:42 AM
Not bad. At all.
But I would go see a doctor, if you're in distress over this.
And catch the "problem" that "might" be there now - than later.

11-03-2011, 06:44 AM
What do you mean? It's definitely thinning there, right?

11-03-2011, 06:50 AM
Right?! :eek:

11-03-2011, 07:00 AM
Couple more for ya...:confused: :eek:

All with flash, scary shit!

11-03-2011, 07:06 AM
I personally don't see a problem, but yeah get checked out for miniaturization anyway, can't hurt.

11-03-2011, 07:13 AM
My obsession over this has caused me to develop severe BDD.

11-03-2011, 07:15 AM
Then I strongly suggest you see somebody about having BDD, because it will not get better, it will get worse.

Tracy C
11-03-2011, 09:02 AM
I'm 24! How bad is it.

The quality of the photos you have shared are not good enough to determine how bad it is. However, it does look like you are starting to thin. You are in a good position though because you are catching it early and you are young. These two factors greatly improve your chances of recovering some or most of the hair that has miniaturized.

Start by getting yourself some Nizoral shampoo and using it in place of your regular shampoo on certain days. Nizoral is available in two strengths, 2% prescription strength and 1% over the counter strength. If you get the 2% prescription strength, only use that once per week in place of your regular shampoo. If you get the 1% over the counter strength, you can use that once every three or four days in place of your regular shampoo. In the U.S., the 2% prescription strength is only available with a prescription from a doctor. The 1% strength is labeled Nizoral A-D and you do not need a prescription to get it.

Get yourself Rogaine foam and generic liquid 5% Minoxidil. Use the Rogaine foam in the morning because it makes styling easier. Then use the generic liquid 5% Minoxidil in the evening.

I have had good experience with the laser comb. Low level laser therapy does not work for everyone though, but it might work for you. Hairmax gives you a 20 week money back guarantee and that is plenty of time to determine if low level laser therapy will work for you. If it does, great. If it doesn't, take advantage of that money back guarantee and get your money back.

Talk to your doctor about Propecia (1mg Finasteride) or generic Finasteride.

Keep track of your treatment progress by taking photos every two months. You will need those photos to be of good quality. Get someone to take those photos for you. Maintain consistency while taking those photos; same poses, same lighting, same background and stuff like that.

11-03-2011, 09:34 AM
Thank you any more opinions would be welcome.

11-03-2011, 07:59 PM
Yes you're thinning but not in a way you should worry as you are. Just go to see a Dr. for prevention.

11-03-2011, 08:43 PM
My obsession over this has caused me to develop severe BDD.

If you have BDD your life will go down the drain. It happened to me. Hair loss combined with BDD is a deadly combination. It's like having a piece of hell on earth. A special curse from god just in case baldness didn't **** up your life good enough. It's a cancer of the mind. It never stops destroying your life.

As for your hair loss, I really don't see any, at least not from what the pic shows.

11-04-2011, 09:54 AM
Guys, I've come to terms with the thinning now. It's just a bit overwhelming when the penny really drops. I was in denial for two years that I had a maturing hairline!

I am gonna get on treatments. Thanks for your responses. :D