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receding hairline but not thinning hair

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Polecritti
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Options : Topical minoxidil, oral pills such as propecia, (finasteride) or hair transplant are all options. Which one is right for you depends on severity of ha ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
26 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe..: But it's more likely that the thinning and receding is genetic and will happen regardless. The psoriasis (which stresses the skin that supports hair ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Devastating: Unlikely. Check with your family physician to make sure that you have no contraindications before starting with any medications.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
YOGA: is very unlikely to stop Male Pattern Baldness which is what you are describing sounds like! Speak with your Primary Care or see a DERMATOLOGIST for s ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eberbach
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
80%: Rogaine (minoxidil) works about 60-80% of the time, however you won't know if it works without giving it a try. Best of luck. www.associatedplast ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Early Balding: A mature hair line can show signs of thining hair in a diffuse pattern as thining hair over the entire scalp. Male pattern baldness, as the name desc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayson Dupre
21 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Generally both: It takes a while so be patient but generally it slows hair loss and promotes new growth as well.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Life's difficult enough without this kind of foolish stuff. All men lose the hair on their temples at about age 20. Whether it progresses is genetic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience Dermatology
Hairloss: Rogaine (minoxidil) is over the counter and helps both sexes. Propecia has been shown to help men. There are some findings it may help women, but it ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hair protein: I doubt if it can help. See your doctor to find out if you are hypothyroid.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Both: It can do both.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
45 years experience Pain Management
Yes, it often does.: Yes, it often does. Make sure that you do not have an unrelated (acquired) disease that is causing it! common cause of "male pattern" hair thinning i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need to be seen: By an experienced dermatologist, several causes, may be systemic, hormonal etc.. In Telogen effluvium or alopecia, hair falls off, but thinning is dif ... Read More
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
DHT: is TESTOSTERONE and there are NO SCIENTIFICALLY based medical studies which show TOPICAL Testosterone as an effective means of treating thinning hair ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Ridenour
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Both: Rogaine (minoxidil) increases the effectively blood flow to the hair follicle. The increased blood flow can stabilize further hair loss and also allo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Rogaine (minoxidil): I don't think so. Rogaine may improve the hair line but, it will not replace hair transplant.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beatriz Tendler
34 years experience Endocrinology
Evaluation: Hello: it is important to test free testosterone, androstendione and dheas. Sometimes we also add 17 hydroxyprogesterone depending on age and past hi ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I wish they were all this easy to answer. Stop and think. If this were the case, hair loss in men would correspond to the shape of the hat. It doesn ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yep.: Pubic hair is just like regular hair - everyone is a little different.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: "Breaking" or Damaging hair will not lead (in itself) to hair loss! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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