Hi Dr. Rassman,
I’m 20 years old with a receded hairline (my derm. diagnosed me as a NW2). No one in my family is bald, with the exception of one distant relative. My hairline receded 2 years ago but then didn’t budge. However, over the past few months, I’ve noticed it rapidly thin about a 1/4 inch into the hair line all around. My derm. said this could be the result of a final surge of hormones as I finish growing/developing. Is this common?
I’ve been on Propecia for one week now and will that be able to help me return to where I was only a few months ago? Any help would be greatly appreciated and keep up the great work with this blog!
A “final surge of hormones” sounds nutty to me. Young men always have hormones that surge. What you’re describing could just be your genetics, not some hormonal surge.
Starting on Propecia when you have early hair loss is the best course of action, so stick with it and lets hope that it reverses or halts the progression as it does in many 20 year olds. I can’t say for sure what benefits you’ll see, but you’ll know in the coming months if you’re experiencing less loss or regrowth.