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18 years old and receding?

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Frankkl

member
Hi there,

I've had concerns about my hair for a while now and thought I should ask those who are most likely to know. Attached are photos of my hair that were taken today. Mainly, I'd just like to know what your opinions of it are. I am naturally quite paranoid about things, so I am trying to see whether my worries are warranted or not.

Thank you for any advice you can give.
 

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Kevboy

member
Your hair line looks like it had receded in the corners giving you the V shape of a more mature man. Have you an earlier photograph from 15 or 16 to compare with?
 
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Goldenkill

member
You have the same exact hairline and hair length I did at 18. I had a Hair transplant at a little over 3 months ago at 20. I think you are definitely receding. I started finasteride at 18 which is maintaining the hair that I have. I never noticed my temples earlier since my hair length covered it up. I probably started to lose my temples around 17 years old.
 
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Coopman

Valued member
Your crown looks ok but you are clearly receding at the front.

It is a bitter pill to swallow at 18, I was 14 when I started losing mine so I know how it feels.

Fortunately there are treatments if you want to maintain what you have. Goldenkill mentions Finasteride and there is plenty of information on here about that drug.

Rogaine foam is another treatment that works and costs around 40-45 UK pounds for a 3 month supply.
 
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Frankkl

member
Thank you all for the reply. Unfortunatly, I don't have any photos that show off my hairline from before this year. As I am sort of an all or nothing guy, it's likely that once it is more outwardly noticable to others. I'll just shave it off. Thank your for the advice though, I appreciate it immensely.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

Administrator
Staff member
If you try the medications you may keep all your hair you have right now, although you have to weigh up any possible side effects against holding onto your hair.
If you do nothing and see what happens you may not lose much more hair if any at all. It really can be unpredictable.
If you do lose a lot more over the years and you are happy to buzz it down, then good for you.
Good luck with whatever you decide.
 
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Viking

member
If I were in your shoes I would get on Finasteride immediately to keep what you have. Hair loss is horrible at any age but at such a young age I'd be desperate to keep what I had.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

Administrator
Staff member
Did you get a chance to check into the hair loss meds?
 
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Viking

member
Over use of peroxide isn't good for your hair too if that's what you use to highlight it.
 
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