Hi doctor, I have a question. I am sixteen years old and I feel my hair is falling because I have like a balding twirl in the vertex. It seems like if the hair in my vertex is starting to fall. Also, the hair on the top of my head is thinning. I don’t have a receding hairline, but I am scared to loose all my hair before I am twenty. I don’t know if this could be the cause of genetic hairloss (my dad is bald, but he is 52) or if it is another thing. Also, my pubic hair seems less dense. Do you recommend any drug like finasteride or propecia????
Any good doctor can do this and it is critical (particularly at 16 years old) that you get excellent metrics from a miniaturization study to determine what is happening to your hair before starting on a life long course of Propecia (finasteride 1mg).
You need a Master Plan for your overall management of your hair loss and you should have your scalp hair mapped out for miniaturization prior to starting any treatment. There is no reason not to take it if you are really balding, but you may not be balding, so find out first! That being said, safety of finasteride was studied at age 18 and above. Your prescribing doctor will have to be the one to make the call on whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Get a good doctor to help you with this.