I am 23yrs, male losing hair from 8th months. I don’t have any bald spots. Right now I might fit into NORWOOD II classification( I can easily cover my frontals with the hair). Though I am losing hair all over I can notice more hair loss at sides and back. When ever I put my fingers thru the hair I see atleast 2 hairs come out. Most of my colleagues say I still had pretty much hair, but I know how much I lost from last 10 months or so..
I went to dermatologist last month and she ordered some tests, my testosterone level is high, which is 869 ng/dL (normal 241-827) she said this was the reason for my hair loss. I am not totally convinced since it is DHT that cause hair loss but not high testosterone. Shall I go for DHT test? If so do I need to have any other tests along with DHT? They suggested me to take Propecia which I am concerned of side effects. When I asked her about Miniaturization she said that she never heard about it. Is there any doctor you know in Denver Location that does this Miniaturization.
And also one more thing, while I am searching internet I found these DHT blocker shampoos. Do you think that these shampoos really work? Please tell me what to do. It is been so hard for me to concentrate on other things due to this problem. I really appreciate your advise. Thanks
If you do not have the balding genetics, a high testosterone level will not cause genetic hair loss. If you’re losing your hair, it is in your genetic makeup, not due to your testosterone level. If you have balding, then map out your hair for miniaturization and make the diagnosis. That’s really the best “test” you can have done — and it’s a simple task. You can even do it yourself — see Mapping Your Own Scalp for Miniaturization. I’m not sure if there’s a doctor in Denver that does it, as some doctors unfortunately have difficulty understanding the importance of such a study.
There are two types of DHT (Type I and Type II), and I believe most of the DHT blocking shampoos only take care of one of those types. Taking finasteride under a good doctor’s guidance will be your best course.