Question: Hi, I am Himanshu. I’m about 18 years old. I have noticed decrement in my hair density from top of my head and thinning at the crown but there is no receding hairline. I shed a lot of hair strands. My scalp is also very visible in exposure to sun and when wet. It really freaks me out. Plzzz help me…
* All my maternal uncles are bald and have different type of baldness patterns
Answer: Hi, Himanshu. If the hair loss is displaying as gradually thinning that is affecting areas around the top of the head only, especially if it is most noticeable at the crown, then this is most likely to be Male Pattern Baldness.
Your family history of genetic hair loss also backs this up, although it is not just the maternal side that can pass on the ‘balding gene’ – it is believed to be able to come from both sides although some research suggests it is actually fathers who pass the relevant DNA on.
It is possible to show signs of male hair loss without having a receding hairline. Shedding along your vertex – the top of the scalp – and a thinning crown – are common symptoms of this condition and can often be dealt with by using a combination of treatments and hair growth boosters based around the two main medications: finasteride 1mg and minoxidil.
At Belgravia we have seen many Success Stories from clients who use this type of approach, with recommended formulations of high strength minoxidil helping to promote regrowth in stubborn areas, such as the crown, and finasteride 1mg helping to block DHT – the underlying cause of MPB in men with an inherited predisposition.
If you are at least 18 years of age then you meet the minimum age requirements for pharmaceutical hair loss treatment so you may want to explore this option. For further information, you can get personalised advice and treatment recommendations by booking a free consultation at one of our Central London hair loss clinics or, if you cannot get to either of those, you can complete our Online Consultation form.
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.