I am 23 years of age and have a bald area in the front portion of my head. Many doctors who i have consulted told me that i have class 4 hair loss and can’t be treated by drugs. This may be true somehow because my hair started falling out from the age of 17 and i didn’t take a treatment then. Can you assure me that if i get treatment now, my problem will get resolved?
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin
I can stop here with the answer, but if you’re not satisfied please read on:
I can not assure you that a medication will work for your hair loss. In fact, no one can assure you that any drug treatment will work. You stated that you were seen by “many doctors”, which I assume included an examination, and were still told that your hair loss couldn’t be treated with medication, yet you wrote to ask for my opinion. I suspect what the doctors were saying in ‘doctor speak’ is that Propecia usually does not regrow frontal hair so a Class 4A balding pattern (where all of the hair in the front is gone), I suspect the hair will not regrow. In a 23 year old (without seeing pictures of your balding) I would assume that there is still some hair in the frontal distribution and that what hair is there is miniaturized. Miniaturized hair will often respond to Propecia to some degree in a young man, even if it is in the frontal area. Unless you try, you will not know.
I suppose I should be flattered to be thought of as a hair loss authority to give you assurance on a medication. If your scalp has been examined for miniaturization and you have a diagnosis of Male Pattern Baldness (MPB), medication such as finasteride (Propecia) may work, but there are no guarantees.
If you need another medical opinion, feel free to make an appointment with me.