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Male Pattern: With the advent of 5-alpha-reductace inhibitors such as Propecia and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable. Rogaine (minoxidil) for men is also effective in combination or alone. For the first time in the history it is now possible to stop or slow the progression of hair loss and to replace lost hair through hair transplants. ...Read more
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Depends: First you want to better categorize why you are losing hair. The causes are far ranging from stress, nutritional, hormonal, genetic, autoimmune/inflammatory, even related to how you chemically treat or braid your hair. Only once you have a better sense of the underlying cause or causes can you better determine a treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have developed a bald patch on my chin for the last four months which has not been cured despite various treatments?
Alopecia: Notvdure what treatments have been done. Likely autoimmune and won't change for long time. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
My hair started to fall more and I am afraid i will get a bald head. I would like for you to give me treatments? I am only 23.
Must see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer. ...Read more
Is there a treatment for alopecia? I just had my third bald spot it barely grew to cover ive been getting them every year or two since i was 20-21
Yes: First line treatment for female pattern hair loss is topical minoxidil. Second line treatment if the Minoxidil doesn't work well enough is a systemic drug called spironolactone, although there is a lack of controlled randomized studies of this drug on female alopecia. Finasteride is another option, but it's more controversial. Hair transplant is a last resort option. ...Read more
Too late: I honestly think its too late if you are hoping to get taller. You should talk to an endocrinologist about it. You may need some hormone testing about the balding. If you have a family history of early balding it may be your destiny. But a dermatologist can help with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer