Hello, I have a question about the different patterns of hairloss in men. My father is a full-blown Norwood class 7. I started losing hair very early (20) and got on finasteride right away. But my hairloss is not diffuse like I would expect a NW7 to bald. I only really have temple recession at this point (21 yrs.old). So my question, Does a NW7 generally bald in a diffuse pattern, or can a destined NW7 start off by losing the temple region?
In other words, do I have any hope that I did not get my father’s hair genes?
You are right to be on Propecia. I can not tell you how you might lose it, particularly with Propecia on board. Ask your dad how and when he lost his hair, as that will give you some possible insight. If I mapped out your scalp hair for miniaturization, there may be some insights into the “end game”.
Most Norwood class 7 balding patterns (see diagram at right) will have considerable balding along that path by the mid to late 20s. You might not have your father’s genetic hair loss pattern, though. Cross your fingers.