Very few men don´t mind losing their hair. For some, it is a small concern. For others, it is a major headache and a cause for stress. This can be the early stages of male pattern hair loss. Signs of hair loss at an early age can provoke many negative feelings and emotions. For example a sign of premature ageing. The loss of a youthful appearance.
It´s not always simple to know when genetic hair loss has started. It´s not always because of increased shedding of hair. Especially with a man in their early twenties. Due to perfectly natural changes the body can start to develop differently. With hair, this can result in a natural change to the hair quality and the hairline itself. This should not be confused with male pattern baldness. But a natural occurrence in life. As getting older and the hormone level balancing after adolescents. Knowing how to spot the difference is between a maturing hairline and the early stages of male pattern hair loss is important.
The first point is not to panic. Not to immediately rush to find the quick fix. Often they don´t exist anyway. Especially in the early stages of male pattern baldness and especially at a younger age a hair treatment should be considered. The sooner treatment is started the more effective it can be. Helping to preserve your hair and possibly improve the existing hair growth.
Prevention can save a lot of time and hassle
FDA approved hair loss treatments include minoxidil, finasteride, and laser therapy. As with any treatment, they will only work whilst being used. Initially anyway must be used on a regular basis for a six to twelve-month period. To judge how effective they will be at tackling hair loss.
An effective hair loss treatment, such as 5α-reductase inhibitor finasteride. Is designed to stop further hair loss. This means that the earlier you start taking them, the more of your hair you’ll be able to preserve. Drugs like finasteride and minoxidil can cause you to regrow some seemingly lost hair. Although there’s no guarantee that this will happen.
We can look at our family history as a guide. As to the potential hair loss pattern. But this is only a guide. Hair loss could slow or surpass the other men in the family. Certainly, the earlier hair loss begins there is a greater risk it will continue to an advanced stage.
When to consider permanent hair restoration
Considering a permanent option such a hair transplant procedure is not sensible at an early age. Especially if only to treat minor hair loss. This will mean fixing a low hairline. That will never move. If and when hair loss continues it may be impossible to maintain a balanced coverage of hair. The result will be a low adolescent hairline. With little hair coverage behind. This will look unnatural and unbalanced and impossible to properly reverse.
Baldness often begins in the hairline. For most this begins around the temples and often starts with thinning rather than total hair loss. Some men experience diffuse thinning. A type of hair loss that either affects the entire scalp or specific areas like the crown. Resulting in baldness that starts from the back or top, rather than from the hairline.
It’s important to know that temporary hair loss can happen. That shedding a lot of hair for a day or two isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. Hair loss can occur for many reasons besides male pattern genetic hair loss. A consultation can help to diagnose the possible cause.