I’m wondering why I’ve been affected by hair loss at such a young age (I’ve been losing hair since I was at least 17) and hope to find a feasible hair loss treatment. What do you recommend?
I can tell you that the most likely cause of your premature hair loss is hormonal influence. At your age, it is very important for you to start some treatments that will prevent future hair loss, or at least slow it down. You may even possibly thicken your hair, but that is not a guarantee. There are three main medical treatments for hair loss: rogaine, propecia, and lasers. It is a little more than I can adequately explain by email, so I would prefer that you come in for a consultation.
However, I will tell you, that each method acts by a different mechanism, and they are therefore additive. In other words, the result you can expect by doing all three of them, is better than any single treatment by itself. You should also know that where there is absolutely no hair, nothing will regrow hair. So where the scalp is skin bald, only hair transplantation will be effective, but where there are thinning, miniaturized, or what we call vellous hairs (peach fuzz), the medical treatments may either stop them from falling out, thicken them moderately, or thicken them significantly.
I hope this preliminary discussion has helped you, but I encourage you to call the office to schedule an appointment so we can meet in person. During a consultation I will examine you and discuss in detail until all your questions are answered what it will take to achieve your hair restoration goals.
Good luck, and I look forward to meeting you.