Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

Hair thinning all over my scalp…how do you treat diffuse unpatterned alopecia?

comb hair lossName: Joseph

Question: I’m a 19 y.o. healthy male, I have hair thinning all over my scalp especially the sides and the top crown. My dad has thin hair just on his frontal line and top, but he is not completely bald and his hair on the sides of his head is very thick and normal. My mom’s brothers have thinning hair on the crown area, but I have thinning hair all over my scalp. What could this be? And how do you treat diffuse unpatterned alopecia? Thank you.

Answer: Since it is thinning on top of your head, your hair loss is indicative of male pattern hair loss (MPB). You may also have diffuse hair loss, which would explain the thinning at the sides. Diffuse hair loss usually self-corrects over time, though treatment can help speed up the process, whereas MPB is progressive and requires consistent treatment to stop it from worsening. The treatment for both conditions is similar (with the exception of the DHT blocker Propecia which works best for MPB) and minoxidil is used to treat both diffuse and pattern hair loss.

Whilst Propecia is standard dose, minoxidil is dose dependent, so depending on the level of your hair loss and how stubborn it is to treat, a specialist can decide on the appropriate daily dose up to our high strength minoxidil cream. A visit to a hair loss specialist will help to correctly diagnose your type (or types) of hair loss, and a tailored hair loss treatment plan can then be drawn up for you. Close monitoring will then help to chart your progress and ensure that hair density is improving.


Do you have a question that you would like our senior hair loss specialist Leonora Doclis to answer? You can submit it here via our HairLossANSWERS form and we’ll get back to you.

Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

02 Dec

Consumer Show Finds Caffeine Shampoo Unlikely to Help Hair Loss

Channel 4’s consumer programme Supershoppers has weighed in to the long-running debate over whether or not caffeine-based shampoos can help hair loss. The show’s investigators reported on their 21st November 2016 show how the well-known brand Alpecin appeared to be doing brisk trade with shampoos that were said to reduce hair loss. The snippet was […]

Read full article »
01 Dec

Hair Loss Consultation Comments: “very sensitive to my initial anxieties and concerns”

“I was happy with the examination carried out by Mohammed. Farzana Maudhoo, Treatment Advisor, was very friendly and was very prompt in answering clearly to all my questions, a big thank you to her!  I was very happy with the reception area and my waiting time was not long at all and the centre was […]

Read full article »
01 Dec

Taking a Holistic Approach to Stress-Related Hair Loss

Following a recent American study, which found that job-related stress was having an effect on mortality rates, it is clearly becoming increasingly to manage our stress effectively. Not only can it negatively effect our physical and mental health but stress is also a known factor in various hair loss conditions.  Both men and women with thinning hair blamed it […]

Read full article »