Hi Dr. Rassman,

I’m 56,male and have seen my hair become generally thinner over the past 10 years. However, with exception of some recession at the temples I’ve had mostly a full head of hair until about 6 months ago. In the past 6 months my hair in the front has become rapidly thinner. Several months ago I started taking Propecia and using Procerin at the same time but I’ve not seen any results thus far. I have been coloring my hair for about 15 years and continue to do that the same as in the past. Those are the facts to date. Any ideas? Am I simply hitting old age with a crash, rather than easing into it? Thank you

Old age does not cause hair thinning — just look at Ronald Reagan at the end of his life. Hair loss starting at your age is highly unusual. You should be evaluated for your concerns and as you are in Southern California, I invite you to come see me at my Los Angeles office, where I will map out your hair and scalp for miniaturization and hopefully define the cause of your hair loss.

Tags: age, hairloss, hair loss