Fri 18 Apr 2014
Hi, I’m 24 years old with thin and receding hair. What can I do?
Your first step should be to consult with a dermatologist or hair restoration physician about medical hair loss treatments. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) are the only two clinically proven and FDA approved drugs for the treatment of androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). Starting these drugs early can help save a lot of hair that would otherwise be permanently lost. You may even regrow hair that you’ve already lost, although medical treatments are not known to be effective on a receding hairline. This is typically treated surgically.
You may not be a candidate yet for hair transplant surgery. However, a skilled, experienced and ethical hair transplant surgeon can assist you in formulating a long-term plan that may eventually include surgical hair restoration.
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