First off, I am a 20 year old male who has been concerned with balding since I was a kid. My dad is almost completely bald but the men on my mothers side all have full heads of hair. When I was about 16 I notice the corners of my hairline are higher then the rest of my hairline. I’ve worn my hair long since I was a kid so I can’t tell if this is my natural hair line or if it is in fact receding. I compulsively check my hair and haven’t noticed any recession since I began checking 4 years ago.
What I am desperately wondering is whether or not a hair transplant can restore a mans hair completely? I know that doctors recommend waiting until MPB has stabilized but my concern is (1) I don’t want to spend my 20’s bald, waiting for mpb to stabilize and (2) if i end up nearly completely bald there won’t be enough donor hair to help me achieve the results I want. I’ve always maintained good hair care and styled my hair so the idea of losing my hair is devastating.
On a side note, I’ve read a bit about stem cells possibly leading to a better solution to MPB. Is there any truth or likelihood to this ever becoming a reality?
In the pages of this blog, there are many examples of men being proactive about their hair loss. You need to get a Master Plan developed with a good, honest doctor who can help you through these traumatic years. Each case should be unique, so you and your doctor need to form a plan.
You might be a candidate for surgery or for medication. You might not even be going bald, but it’s just that your hairline is maturing. You might have nothing to worry about (as you said, your hairline hasn’t changed in years). Without an examination, I’m not sure what more I could say.