I recently noticed my hair thinning and it has put me in a state of sadness. There are times during the day where I can’t bring myself to do anything because of how upset I am about my hair loss. I am a 23 year-old Asian male with what I suspect to be diffuse thinning. However, I have not seen any hair fall out on my pillow and just a few fall out when I shower. Would it be possible for you to look at some pictures of me to give me a confirmation? I want to take Finasteride but I am scared to death of the sides.
I don’t think that you are balding. Asians often have lower than average hair density and with your black hair and light skin, the see-through of low density reflects the high contrasts between skin and hair color. To find out if you are balding, you need to see a doctor who has an instrument called HAIRCHECK which will tell you if you lost hair bulk in any part of your scalp. In men, this is caused by genetic hair loss. I suspect that if you get this test, it will show that you do not have hair loss but to be sure get the test. Even if you are not balding but your hair appearance is not satisfactory, you can get Scalp MicroPigmentation and reduce the contrast between your scalp and your hair. See https://scalpmicropigmentation.com