Your hair loss pattern is a thinning Norwood Class 3A pattern with a persistent frontal forelock. This forelock does not look strong so I think with time, it will get worse and the forelock will disappear. A hair transplant should be in your future plans when more hair disappears and you are over 25 years of age.
The surgical team placed all of these grafts so that can be placed into the recipient area and possibly to marvel on the job that they did; however, they shouldn’t have been so proud of these FUE grafts as many of these grafts will never grow. Note that the hairs within the grafts are cut in portions (transected). See the zoomed in section identified (on the right)
Zoomed in area on the left
More and more often I’m getting comments from my family about having a balding area right in the front of my hairline. I’m only 17, and my mom and older brother don’t have any kind of hair loss like I do. I’ve speculated that I have PCOS because of hair growth around my neck and missing periods and I didn’t know if hair loss was linked to that. Do any of you have advice or have battled this issue? It’s very embarrassing especially as a woman to have hair loss and I hope I can reverse these effects somehow before it becomes obvious to everyone around me.
Women with PCOS often get ‘male like presentations’ in their hair loss with hairline changes. The good news is that most PCOS women don’t bald to the extremes of men. See your OB/GYN and find out if you have PCOS. If you do, sit down with a good hair expert to map out what you are going to do about the hair loss.
I’m 19 and went to a doctor about my hair and he refused to give me finasteride. What can I do? I am very depressed about this situation.
Find another doctor! Connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk and I will prescribe it if indicated. You may not be balding and just maturing your hairline but I can work with you on this over the phone to find out what it is that is bothering you.
I have decided to start microneedling but I do not want to use minoxidil or finasteride. I am very worried about the possible side effects and also, I heard that once I stop taking them, hair fall is going to begin again. Finasteride is a definite no no for me, as I used to suffer from depression and anxiety and I am not willing to experiment with it again. So should I bother to start microneedling without these? Is it worth my time, effort and money?
The report indicate the adding minoxidil to microneedling is better than microneedling alone.
I’m a 30 yo guy who got a transplant a few year ago (but i’m NW6) – so yeah im still pretty bald and it looks crap. I dont fancy getting another transplant and was thinking of getting a hair system. Is it possible to get a hair system considering i have a (very light) covering of hair on top and an actual hairline now? I also have bad FUE shedding on back and sides (doner area) so not sure how this will blend with a system.
Too many men who made poor decision about hair transplant take the Hair System approach to literally burying the problem, but the problem will be there and made worse by the Hair Systems’ various attachment methods (clips, glues, tapes) which all pull out hair and make you balder. I have built a reputation over the years at fixing hair transplant messes and most can be repaired to bring you to a normal place and a normal look. Consider sending me photos at email@example.com. Everything is confidential.
Here is a photo of a known actor who was messed up and I fixed: https://baldingblog.com/actor-joe-penny-shows-off-his-repaired-hairline-with-photos/
You say it stops ” when you achieve your genetic hair loss pattern”. It is possible for the hair loss to happen in quantum jumps. Where a person reaches lets say 50% of their genetic pattern in one year and then the hair loss all of sudden pauses then starts up again after 5 years? I have had a NW4 for 5 years and my dad is at NW5/6. I haven’t had much balding since…
Genetec hair loss can go in phases, some phases with no hair loss and some phases with accelerated hair loss. Usually, genetic hair loss is slowly progressive. Looking to your family and identifying someone who you might be taking after, will help knowing where your hair loss is going
Essentialy, there were no benefits seen on hair growth that are statistically significant.
It’s been getting worse and worse over the past few months. Under certain light i can already see my scalp there Did the hairs that were there fall or are they just extremely thinner? I want to get on Minoxidil asap but im really afraid that the initial brutal shed people talk so much about, destroys my frontal hair line even more… Now i get why they tell you to get on something asap…
The erosion of a thumb-print section of hair loss from the frontal hairline suggests early frontal balding may be starting. The best approach is to find a doctor who can do a HAIRCHECK ( https://baldingblog.com/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-video/ ) test on you to see if there is balding anywhere on your head. You need a Master Plan for what may happen to you and a good doctor should work with you to form such a plan if your hair loss is worse at any time than you realize. Yo should recognize the importance of your problem, address it professionally so that you keep your hair on your head as you get older no matter what happens to your potential balding.
I doubt at 35 year old that you are regrow that corner hair. A hair transplant is ideal with your hair color because of the low contrast between your blonde hair and skin color. If this is all the hair loss you have, you might find that you will not develop an advanced balding pattern because there would be evidenced by the age of 35.
I’ve noticed some hair loss at the temples when I was about 17/18 and 3 years later it’s basically at the same level. Haven’t noticed thinning, hair at crown/on top is still fine. Is it possible for someone to lose a little bit of hair and for the balding to then stop for a (longer) period of time? Or will you always continue to lose hair, albeit it being at a slower rate? Cause if there is a chance my hair stays the way it is right now, I might be interested in a HT with +/-650 grafts to fix my hairline at the temples.
Bonus question: My hair at my temples was blonde, born that way. Rest of the head had brown hair. Is there any chance that that blonde hair might have been more easier affected by hair loss? Or just a coincidence?
Genetic balding is a progressive process that may stop when you achieve your inherited hair loss pattern but it can be reversed in younger men, sometimes for years but sooner or later a person with genetic balding will reach his final inherited pattern of balding. The different hair colors have nothing to do with what is happening to you.
I’m a black male with curly hair that I keep cut very short, I was wondering if I get a hair transplant would I be able to use chest/stomach(I have a lot) hairs as donor hairs since I’m never gonna try to grow my hair out past 5-10 mm?
Chest and abdominal hair is not same character of scalp hair and add to that it only grows out a short time (6 months) and then goes into sleep mode (telogen for 6 months) so the value is not really there and the length is limited as well. Scalp hair grows out for a few years and allows the full character of your hair to show. Unless you don’t have any scalp hair, I would recommend a scalp donor source for the hair transplant, not the chest or abdomen. Beard hair is a reasonable alternative option if you don’t have scalp hair as beard hair grows out for a few years and has a strong character to it, but it shouldn’t be used on the frontal hairline.
What about dutasteride? Going by that logic and considering its half life, shouldn’t we gap duasteridet dosage to like once a week or once every 4 days or something? Thanks.
I agree that with a 5 week half life for dutasteride, a once a week dose should work.