What are the best solutions to fight hair loss?
Hi! Like my father before me and my grandfather before him I'm only 20 years old and have already lost most of my hair. This is really tragic because for starters, I'm not one of those guys who looks good as a skinhead so I can't just "go with it" like some guys do. But what’s worse is I play bass in a rock band with four guys who all have beautiful long hair like Paul Stanley from KISS. I hate it! Right now I wear a wig when we play shows but I really want to do something permanent soon, like get a hair transplant or something. I know it's not like my Dad's day when there weren’t many options for us baldies, that there's lots of things they can do now. I've even heard of bald guys getting their foreheads reduced and all kinds of crazy things like that - which actually sounds totally cool in my opinion. So I'd like to learn about some of the new solutions they have to treat male pattern baldness. In the end I will probably just get a transplant but still want to know all of my options before committing to anything. Thanks.
First of all you must look at the genetics and some of these are hard to fight. If you think you are starting to lose your hair at an early age I would see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is intimately involved in treating hair loss. He or she might recommend treatment with topical such as finasteride or minoxidil, and may even recommend treatment with one of the laser caps. These treatments are used to minimize hair loss and at this stage for you that is most important. You can see what happens as time goes on in terms of hair transplants (surgery). Good luck, Dr. Steven Schuster in Boca Raton FL
Hi , rockmylife. hair loss can be genetic , The best thing you can do is make an appointment with a cosmetic dermatologist, to look at your scalp, skin and give you a diagnosis. I would also consider making a consult with a plastic surgeon whom specializes in hair transplants and regrowth options. do not wait to long.