I hope you answer my question. My 12 yrs. old daughter has been diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia at UCSF. Her hair has been thinning in the front and at the temples. We have been using the 2% Rogain for 3 weeks, as recommended by her Dermatologist. The hair in the back of her head seems normal. CBC, TSH, Iron, ANA were normal.Ferririn was 18, a bit below normal.
This is starting to affect her emotionally.
Is it too soon to think about hair transplant? should we wait until she is 18 or more? Please let me know.
Thank you for your time
It is extremely rare or unheard of for a 12 year old female to have androgenic alopecia. Androgenic alopecia (AGA) generally affects men past their puberty who are genetically susceptible to the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Does your daughter have hormonal irregularities? You need a good dermatologist to make an evaluation of her and I am not saying that the docs at UCSF are not good doctors, but a second opinion may have value. There are other forms of Alopecia and considering her age, I would want to explore all possibilities.