I am almost 22 and have had a shaved head for at least 3 years. I began going balf when I was 17 out of nowhere and the process was faster than lightning. By the time I was 18 or 19 I felt I had to shave my head because I looked ridiculous compared to my peers, since none of them (still) has any trouble growing hair. At 17 I saw a dermatologist who gave me a rather pathetic once over and concluded that it was normal male pattern baldness, just setting in at a rather unfortunate age. He recommended rogaine which I used for almost a year but to no effect.
I am now almost 22 and completely loathing my appearance, it really is the cause of some pretty severe chronic depression. Now I’m interested in absolutely any solution, but I’m told (or given the impression) that there really isn’t one. Even hair transplant, apparently, is not viable for someone as far advanced as I am. (Can that be true?)
And I’m NOT going to be the 22 year old who brings back the toupee. What are your thoughts?
Also, with regard to hair cloning, is there anything worth holding my breath for in the near future?
You need to find a good, caring doctor to sit down with you after a thorough examination of your scalp and give you a Master Plan to work with. I couldn’t tell you if you’re a candidate for a hair transplant without at least seeing you… but even if your balding is as advanced as you hint, a hair transplant might still an option. I’ve transplanted men your age with very advanced balding (see here, here).
I would not hold my breath waiting for cloning. You might turn blue before you die.