Your website has helped me discover a lot about balding, so much so that it has led me to believe that my previous diagnosis of having MPB may be inaccurate. I am a 16 year old male who was told by two dermatologists to begin taking Rogaine Foam to stop my hairline from receding, and my hair on top from thinning. I’ve been taking it twice a day, every day. But my hairline has now evened out (i.e., the corners which had receded now match the middle length) and the hair on the top of my head, which still feels thinner than my other hair, does not seem to be anything more than normal. Could this be because of two months of Rogaine, or because I only had a maturing hairline and was misdiagnosed?
And if that is the case, is it safe for me to stop using the Rogaine?
If you are 16 years old and seeking the advice of dermatologist for hair loss, the doctor is likely to find that you have the development of a maturing hairline. After just 2 months of treatment with minoxidil, I would doubt that it had a major impact on you, but without the results of a microscopic examination of your hair to determine the degree or pattern of miniaturization, I cannot tell you if you are balding. I doubt stopping minoxidil will have a drastic impact on your hair loss at this time.