Is having really oily skin or acne a risk factor for Male Pattern Baldness? My dermatologist didn’t see any miniturization. I’m not shedding. I’m 22 years old and there’s no visible recession. I still have a teenage hairline. But I do have really oily skin. My dad is a Norwood Class 7. I figure if I was going to be a class 7 I’d have recession by now. What do you think?
Acne is common in young men, and really, it’s common with any man with oily skin. That being said, there may be an association, but not a cause and effect (balding does not produce acne). Likewise, oily skin and acne will not cause balding. The acne problem is more common in the young patient, when hormones seem more volatile. I am sure you remember the days in high school when the zits seem to pop up at the worst times. In these situations, the appearance of the beard in the young man compounds the problem.