+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2

    Default Hey all! 17 and feeling really alone

    Hi guys my name is tom and i live in england. Within the past year or so i have become more and more concious about all of the front of my hairline, and I am fairly confident that i am slowly starting to loose my hair. My fathers side of my family has a history of baldness whereas my mothers side isnt so bad.

    I dont go a day without obsessing about it and its really getting me down as my hair is a big part of who i am.

    I would really appreciate any advice as i am new to all of this; would hair transplant be the best option? can you have surgery at my age? or would any other product sort it out?

    I can try and get some pictures up soon if anyone would like to help :]

    Thanks, Tom.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    53

    Default

    hey man,

    sorry to hear about the bad news and it does suck being one of the only ones that has to go through this shit... but just so you know, you'll be okay. You need to remember that surgery is one of the worst options for young people because if you lose more hair (which is usually the case), they won't have enough hair to move from the back to the front in the future which could result in a terrible result, if not now, then definitely in your thirties or forties.

    I would suggest researching minoxidil, propecia and prp therapy. I used minoxidil and propecia but as a student, it cost a lot more than I had. I also think you should do some research into nanogen's scalproller, though it's efficacy has not really been studied very much.

    You have found a decent forum here, and if nothing else, at least count on honesty because no one here wants to see a 17 year old getting scarred for life because he had little information. Do your research man and you'll make it all right. I was once upset like you but the truth helped me out a lot.

    Thanks for the post dude and good luck. We all have our ups and downs.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks for the advice mate. Its true we all have our ups and downs and i am a prime example of this believe me! But the one thing that keeps getting me back down is this and its really horrible. having a naturally biggish forehead with a smallish face just adds to the paranoia really.

    Any more help/advice would be appreciated alot; how much does regaine propecia cost?

    Thanks, Tom.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    168

    Default

    I'd agree that hair transplants are not the right option for you, being so young. Hair transplantation will still be there in the future, and will always be an option for you (and it's improving all the time as an industry). So if I was you, I wouldn't contemplate a HT at the moment. Wait and see how things go.

    If money is an issue, you could look into generic propecia (finastride), which is cheaper than the branded stuff.

    Another reason to be cheerful, because you are so young, new treatments are bound to come out before long.

    In the words of famous bald man Michael Stipe: "no, no, no, you are not alone". (don't think he was talking about baldness specifically. But he might have been.)

Similar Threads

  1. 21 years, devastated and going bald. Don't want this feeling of my life ending.
    By Jewil in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 12-03-2010, 04:44 AM
  2. I'm 18 and feeling really bad about losing my hair.
    By mylifeisruined in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-18-2010, 12:13 AM
  3. When You're Feeling Down on Hair Loss...STAY STRONG!!!
    By StayStrongMen in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-26-2010, 03:44 AM
  4. 34 and feeling it
    By Mane Man in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-13-2010, 10:01 PM
  5. Feeling very depressed
    By daz1985 in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-27-2009, 05:02 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

» IAHRS

hair transplant surgeons

» The Bald Truth

» Recent Threads

Worried about my hair
Yesterday 06:36 PM
by TML1991
Last Post By icloroxi
Today 02:24 AM
My Final Stand
12-09-2017 02:09 PM
Last Post By icloroxi
Today 02:06 AM
Is this legit or snake oil ?? topical finasteride and minoxidil ?
12-14-2017 11:47 AM
by snowie
Last Post By icloroxi
Today 01:54 AM
Is the cure near or should i just get a transplant ?
12-02-2017 04:01 AM
by snowie
Last Post By icloroxi
Today 01:39 AM
rather choose too dark or too bright hair?
Yesterday 02:42 PM
Last Post By LongHairGuy
Yesterday 02:42 PM