Question: I am having hairfall since i was 18 years old. And now I am 24 years old..i have a high forehead as well as I am going bald on the top of my head. Earlier my pillow used to be full of hair in the morning after I wake up and even now i have excessive hairfall in summer than in winter. What can I do? I took drugs such as follihair but it helps only till I am taking the drugs, I stop taking and I’m back having hairfall
Answer: Hi, Lindberg. As you’re probably aware, a high forehead is simply where the hairline falls naturally and is not an indication of hair loss. The shedding from the top of your scalp, however, sounds like a classic case of Male Pattern Baldness. If you are concerned about your high hairline in addition to the hair loss you are experiencing, speak to your hair dresser about getting a cut which helps to conceal this.
This hereditary condition can occur any time following puberty and causes gradually thinning hair at the top of the head which may eventually lead to baldness. It is common for men in their 20’s to experience this. It is also normal for seasonal shedding to occur which can mean an increase in hair fall at certain times of the year; this happens to everyone regardless of whether they have a hair loss condition or not and is nothing to worry about.
As male pattern hair loss is a permanent condition for which there is no cure, treatment does need to be on-going. This is similar to why we brush our teeth every day to reduce and prevent plaque build-up, except in the case of androgenetic alopecia it is dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – the testosterone byproduct that those affected have a predisposed sensitivity to, and which causes the follicular miniaturisation that then presents as thinning hair, receding and shedding – that needs to be kept in check.
There are two clinically-proven, MHRA-licensed and FDA-approved male hair loss treatments which can be used to help prevent further hair loss by inhibiting DHT and to promote hair growth.
These can be used separately or together as recommended following a consultation with a hair loss specialist, and additional hair growth supporting products may also be employed alongside these treatments. We are unfamiliar with the ‘follihair’ product you mention but if this is something you are using it may be worthwhile checking in with your treatment provider for further advice.
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