I am 24 years old and over the past year I have seen a huge change in my hair. When my hair is wet and when I wake up in the morning I can see parts of my scalp. I have always had a high hair line and I have noticed on the website a lot of talk surrounding your highest wrinkle and a mature hairline, however, my hairline has always been a good bit above this even during primary school. My highest wrinkle lies at the freckle on my forehead.
What has been worrying me is that when my hair is wet I can see my scalp on both the top and sides of scalp.. My hair has always been medium length, but now that I have cut the sides shorter I can even see my scalp through the side of my hair when it is wet and I style it in certain ways. There is no MPB on either side of my family at all, my father has thinning hair, but he is in his 50’s.
I appreciate any help, my GP will not refer me to a dermatologist as I am male.
I have attached photos of my hair when dry and wet.
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First, I have no idea what being male has to do with being referred to a dermatologist. Dermatology is for men and women. Maybe you’re thinking of a gynecologist.
It’s not unusual to see the scalp when your hair is wet, and it will particularly stand out for those with high contrast between skin and hair color, like yourself. That said, based on the few photos you sent it does appear that you’re thinning at the hairline. The photos aren’t very clear so I can’t really provide much info about whether it is a maturing hairline or something more advanced. I would like to see you get a HAIRCHECK test (https://newhair.com/baldingblog/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-video/) which can actually measure the degree of hair loss that you think you have. From that measurement, treatments can be planned and followed yearly with repeat HAIRCHECK tests to see if you are gaining or losing ground.
You can find a doctor that specializes in hair loss by using the doctor search at the ISHRS.org site (they are transplant surgeons, but you shouldn’t rush into surgery — these doctors just know hair loss).