doctor, im 21 yrs old and have been experiencing thinning of the hair and a receding hairline recently. i am in no means bald, but suspect my hair loss is becoming rapid. how do i go about choosing the right treatment product for myself? i need something that will not just cure hair loss in the vertex area on top of scalp, but also help with thinning of hair. since there are so many products available from rogaine/revivogen/propecia etc., what would u recommend. please let me know. thanks.
Sometimes, hair loss occurs in very young people. First, get a good doctor to diagnose you and if you are into genetic hair loss, get good baselines to determine the rate of balding. There are scientific tools that will do this, something we do all of the time in our office. Not many drugs work well for hair loss in young men, though the best of them is the drug Propecia, which (assuming that you have genetic hair loss) hopefully will slow down or stop the hair loss.
I can not stress the importance of not being your own doctor because you are an amateur and the consequence of failing to get prompt, efficient, and effective treatment is permanent loss of your hair. It may happen anyway if you are balding at 21, but please get yourself examined by a competent doctor who will quantify the rate of miniaturization in your balding area and give you a diagnosis. It is important to get good baselines because when you start on the drug Propecia, you will have to find out if it is working and by how much. I would hold off on Rogaine until a good baseline is in hand and the rate of hair loss is documented.