Question: What do you reccomend for thinning of the crown. I’m only 20 and it’s starting to thin really bad. It’s heredatory but It’s really getting me down.
Answer: Hi, Alex. You are absolutely right about your hair loss being hereditary; a thinning crown is a classic sign of male pattern baldness.
It means that you have inherited a genetic sensitivity to a hormone byproduct called DHT. This binds itself to the hair follicles located around the top of the head and attacks them. As they weaken the hair becomes gradually thinner and, if left untreated, may eventually lead to baldness in these areas.
When it comes to helping to halt male hair loss and promoting regrowth, there are two clinically-proven treatments that are both MHRA licensed and FDA approved. The first is finasteride 1mg, a daily oral tablet designed to inhibit the formation of DHT. The other option is a topical solution called high strength minoxidil. You apply this to the scalp once or twice per day, as advised by your hair loss specialist, to help promote hair growth.
These can form the basis of male hair loss treatment programmes whether used separately or together. These can also be supplemented with hair growth supporting products and a hair loss professional will be able to provide you with personalised recommendations following a consultation.
As you can see, there are options for dealing with your hair loss so do try not to worry, not least of all because anxiety and stress are known to accelerate thinning in some cases.
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.