I am 38 years old and I'm thinning really bad at the top of my head, what do you suggest? I have longish hair and don't want to lose it, nor do I want to wear a hat to cover my bald patch up
Hi, Steven. This is pattern of hair loss
is a common sign of the hereditary condition, male pattern baldness
As long as there is still hair present, even if it is thinning, then you have options; it is only when the hair follicles become incapable of producing hair - where the skin takes on the smooth, shiny appearance associated with baldness - that treatment is no longer possible.
So, whether the shedding is along the top of your head (the vertex) or you have a thinning crown
, there are clinically-proven treatments, licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, available.
The first of these two recognised treatments is the once-a-day tablet finasteride 1mg
can inhibit the formation of the testosterone byproduct DHT
which causes thinning hair in people with a genetic predisposition to this permanent hair loss condition. The second is a topical hair loss solution called high strength minoxidil
which helps to promote accelerated hair growth.
These established medications can be used together or individually, and additional hair growth supporting products
can also be added in to supplement this non-surgical approach. Following an initial assessment during a consultation, a hair loss specialist will be able to recommend an appropriate male hair loss treatment
course based on their findings, your medical profile and lifestyle needs, for your consideration.