If you’re in your 20s and your hairline is starting to recede, the most likely culprit is something called androgenic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness. But don’t panic. You are not alone! Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss and almost 25% of men start seeing symptoms in their 20s.
The bad news is that male pattern baldness is a genetic condition. There is nothing you did to cause it. It’s in your genes. Your family history also affects the age when you begin to lose your hair, how fast you lose hair and, ultimately, the extent of your baldness.
The good news is there have been extensive medical advancements to slow, stop and even reverse the progression of hair loss in certain men. So, if you notice your hair falling out or the early stages of a receding hairline, what should you do?
First things first, we recommend sitting down with a (board certified) hair restoration specialist who can properly evaluate your hair shedding or hair loss situation, based on factors like your medical profile, hair loss condition, and stage of shedding. Finding a true expert and specialist of the craft can be tricky, so check out our guide to finding the right one for you.
The initial consultation will be to see how your hairline and hair density has changed and will change in the next few years. Forecasting how your receding hairline or shedding patterns change will grant you and the physician a better understanding of the effectiveness of different hair restoration treatments, be they surgical or otherwise.
The key to slowing hair loss in your 20s is early intervention. Given the relatively young age of the client, board-certified physician, Dr. Amir Yazdan, may recommend PRP injections mixed with stem cells, alongside a multifaceted program to treat hair thinning and loss. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is a breakthrough minimally invasive procedure that has been known to stimulate cell regrowth, slow hair shedding, and aid during the hair restoration process. Modena Hair Institute’s highly advanced version of PRP therapy includes fat derived stem cells which aggressively stimulates hair growth cycles, and helps with hair loss by increasing hair count, thickness, and growth speed.
Moreover, combining over-the-counter minoxidil treatments (Rogaine) with GroMD’s Follicle Activator Spray has shown remarkable results in hair regrowth and density.
We know intimately the feelings of frustration and defeatism that can stem from early hair loss, many of our patients and colleagues have went through it. But we believe that hair loss is optional.
If hair loss is negatively affecting your quality of life or self-esteem, contact our hair restoration experts at Modena Hair Institute today to learn about your treatment options and take the first step toward restoring your hair and your confidence.
As you continue on your hair restoration journey, know what to look for and what questions to ask. Your hair, your appearance and your confidence deserve to be in the most capable of surgical hands.
For all matters hair contact one of our offices at 888-717-5273 or visit Modenahair.com.
Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, and an advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.