Question: There is an excessive hair loss on the top back of my head..i am 20 years old i can easily recognise the thinning of hair on the top back of my head..please suggest me
Answer: Hi, Sudeep. From what you say here, this sounds likely to be male pattern hair loss though we would advise a consultation in order to confirm this diagnosis.
This hereditary condition can cause excessive hair loss and thinning anywhere along the top of the scalp, from crown to hairline, at any time following puberty.
The thinning crown and vertex thinning (thinning hair on top) that you mention are classic signs of this genetic condition and are the result of a predisposed sensitivity to a substance in the body called DHT. In cases of male pattern baldness this enzyme latches on to the hair follicles in the areas previously mentioned – along the top of the scalp from crown to hairline and temples. It gradually weakens and overpowers these follicles, causing the outward appearance of increasingly thinning hair over time. This can also develop into eventual baldness.
There are MHRA licensed and FDA approved hair loss solutions for this condition; these include the once-per-day tablet, finasteride 1mg, which is used to block the formation of DHT, and topical preparations of high strength minoxidil which are designed to promote hair growth.
In order to ascertain a confirmed diagnosis of your condition and recommendations for the best hair loss treatments for your specific situation, we recommend having a consultation with a hair specialist.
The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.