This past February I was prescribed a two week cycle of Prednisone to address a headache that would not go away. Though it was successful in treating the headache, I noticed my hair line receding at my temples after about a week and a half. I was finished with the Predisone just a few days later, but my hair has not come back after 5 months. I believe it may have even receded further.
I do not appear to have any hair loss on my crown, nor have I noticed any shedding on my pillow or in the shower. I have relatively fine hair, cut short at that, so it’s possible any shedding may go unnoticed. Should I wait to see if my hairline naturally restores itself, or should I try a Minoxidil product? Is it worth it to speak to a hair transplant doctor, or is that getting ahead of myself?
Corticosteroids (like prednisone) can accelerate hair loss in some, but I can’t say for sure if that is what you’re experiencing. You should get your mapped out for miniaturization (or learn how to map it yourself). You will probably find out that you have genetic balding and might want to see a doctor for a possible finasteride prescription. Minoxidil likely won’t regrow any hair in the hairline, and I don’t know enough about your hair loss pattern, age, or history to know if a hair transplant is in the cards for you at the present.