Hi Dr. Rassman,
My question is simple, yet I need to have some advices on how to handle it. I am worried for my man. He’s turning 24 in a month and is having some, let’s say, noticeable hair loss on the side of his head. I’ve always thought it was just the way his hair was but his hairdresser told him lately that she felt his hair was not as thick as it was before and that he might be losing it. The problem with that is, even though he recognizes having a problem, I don’t feel like he’s ready to do anything about it. I’ve told him to talk to his doctor, but he haven’t done it yet and doesn’t seem to be willing to.
I know there’s not much I can do if he’s not willing to help himself but, what can I possibly say, on a medical side, to convince him to at least see a doctor? I know the younger you are, the better are the chances to have great results. In the end, all I want him to understand is that i love him and I don’t want him to suffer in the long run, like when he’ll be 30 and bald. What are the facts about losing hair at a young age that you could tell me, so that if he decided not to do anything about it, he at least knows where it would lead?
Thank you for your support.
Honestly, it is up to him to decide if he wants to treat his hair loss. If you can’t accept his thinning hair, I think the problem may be yours. Treating hair loss with medication when it is early will provide the most optimal results, but it isn’t your place or mine to convince someone to seek out treatment that they don’t want or aren’t ready for.
If your boyfriend wants to do something about it, he will. This is a cosmetic issue, not a medical issue.