in a former post you said that you saw several young men with mpb, who just had some temple recession and that was it.
As this early but limited loss could look similar to a mature hairline and assumed that the miniaturization would not go further than its supposed leading edge (let’s say of a v-shaped hairline that sits 1 inch at the sides and 1/2 inch at the center above the highest wrinkle) how would you distinguish between maturing and balding then?
It can’t be the presence of miniaturization alone, since some doctors claim that if it drops sharply after the first 1 or 2cm, it is likely to be part of maturation. Is that correct?
Have you read our post about the mature hairline? A good doctor will tell you the answer to your question. Tests for miniaturization and bulk measurements will tell you if you have genetic male patterned baldness. These are done in the doctor’s office.