This is probably a dumb question to ask but I don’t understand balding. I have thinning hair and possibly new regrowth on my temples. I’ve read that your hair thins out slowly until that area stops producing hair.
So my question is should I be expecting finasteride, and minoxidil to help keep those thin hairs and possibly thicken them or should I be expecting that area to be bald shortly. There’s so much conflicting information when it comes to thinning hair that I’ve read online and I’d really just like to know if I’m going to keep those hairs or lose them so I can stop stressing over it.
I’m a 22 year old male if it makes any difference.
Hair loss or balding in men is mainly due to genetic predisposition/ inheritance. It may not follow an exact father to son path but it is nevertheless a genetic trait. There are medications such as Propecia or Rogain to address the genetic male pattern balding and it works better in some men. However it does not stop or reverse the balding completely. Eventually your genetic balding pattern will take shape. Many men take these medication to slow the process down and some have great results. The bad news is that the medications do not work for the front hair line or front corner / temple hair loss in (what I would guess to be) roughly 95% of men. They also do not work in the temple peaks. Only a hair transplant offers this solution.