Pattern Hair Loss at 18 – Options for Early Diagnosis, and Treating Hair Loss While Young

Pattern Hair Loss at 18 – Options for Early Diagnosis, and Treating Hair Loss While Young


Thank you
for your question.
You submitted a single photo and you stated in your question that you are 18-years-old
and you are inquiring on whether or not it appears that your hair is thinning and you
state that the photo was taken with your hair wet. You are asking about hormonal imbalance
being a possible cause. You described some family history and it’s basically, you’re
looking for guidance as to first to diagnosis and then of course the management.
Well, I can certainly give you my some guidance from my practice. I’m a Board-certified
cosmetic surgeon and Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. I’ve
been in practice in Manhattan and Long Island for over 20 years. Hair loss treatment has
been a significant part of my practice and in fact I am the founder of TrichoStem™
Hair Regeneration Centers. This is a technology we developed to treat men and women with hair
thinning using an injection, a non-surgical alternative to hair transplant as well as
what’s becoming a significant alternative to taking oral drugs such as finasteride.
Now, I’ll go into the details a little bit further, a little bit later. So to begin with, I think that you are probably
becoming aware of some recession and thinning of your hair. What is important is to first
answer the questions that come into your mind. And of course yes, hormone imbalance may be
an issue but in my experience, for men with your young onset hair loss, it basically falls
under the category called androgenetic alopecia or genetic pattern loss, something that runs
in families. Common myths that it runs from the maternal uncle side or maternal grandfather
but in reality is there are multiple genes that are associated with hair loss and therefore
even if its siblings or other family members, you can’t figure out how this occurred,
it is in the genetics. And of course, when we do an evaluation for someone like yourself,
we take photos with the microscopy, we take standardized photos, we review your medical
history, medications and details and if there is any question or concern, we refer you for
endocrinology evaluation or if there is any question of the diagnosis from a tissue perspective
or what exactly is going in, whether it is male pattern or something else, now we do
biopsies. That means taking a piece of the skin with the hair to diagnose what is going
on from a microscopic point of view. However, I would share with you that the overwhelming
majority of hair loss, 95% for both men and women, the most common diagnosis at 95% is
androgenetic alopecia. So the question becomes what do you do moving
forward? Well, when we started doing this treatment Hair Regeneration and briefly Hair
Regeneration evolved from our application of wound healing technology using this material
called Acellular matrix that recruits adult stem cell activity to further improve the
wound healing of hair grafts as well as the donor area of hair transplants. We were able
to find that thinning hair got thicker. From this, I developed a process called Hair Regeneration
and what we do is for men and women at almost any age and our youngest male patient is 17,
we are able to successfully with a single injection treatment, stop progression, restore
the growth of hair that hasn’t been growing, as well as induce the shed of thinning hairs
so that thicker hairs grow in. You have to understand that hair thinning is a combination
of the cessation or stopping of hair growth and the progressive miniaturization or slow
progressive thinning of hair. And for men, there is a strong association with something
called DHT or dihydrotestosterone. So you’re kind of on the right track in terms of hormone-related
issue but what happens is with puberty, the testosterone levels goes very high and that
means that also the dihydrotestosterone increases. So, people who have DHT sensitive hair can
also be treated with a drug called finasteride. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t want
to take finasteride because of current fears about long-term sexual side-effects. Once we were starting to pick up a lot momentum
with the Hair Regeneration treatment and we have patients who come from all over the world
to come for this injection treatment which currently stands at 5 years out, no evidence
of regression for the vast majority of patients which means with one injection treatment.
And in some cases in the past couple of years, we started treating more and more people and
we saw some situations where we wanted to experiment with additional injections, an
injection at about 15 months, continues to be extremely successful in helping people
treat their hair loss without any other drugs or other intervention. We found younger and younger people coming
and there were often times when I had to really question whether or not it was the appropriate
thing to do to help someone as young as 18. The point is that the onset of this type of
hair loss at a young age is unfortunately associated with a certain rate of progression
that doesn’t make you the best candidate for a procedure like a hair transplant. So,
understanding that you now have drugs on one end like Propecia which people are afraid
to take and your are not a good candidate for hair transplant, it is of value for you
to learn about an alternative like Hair Regeneration because this is using your own blood, your
platelet-rich plasma (PRP) which is the concentration of growth factors but unlike platelet-rich
plasma (PRP) on its own, we have combined successfully an algorithm and a dosing process
and a delivery technique with Acellular matrix to successfully treat men and women of a wide
range of ages with progressive hair loss. So, certainly discuss this with your physician.
Discuss this with the people in your family who can assist in finding the information
and do some consultations. Learn about what options you have so that you feel comfortable
with any decision you make and I think this is something that will help you also think
about the different options and there are not that many so timing is important. I stress
this very much when it comes to Hair Regeneration treatment. We have situations where people
start losing hair by 18 and be bald by the time they are 22. It is a very aggressive
progression. So the earlier we catch someone, the better it is and this has been a very
strong message that we have developed for our patients, for people who are learning
about this that the inventory of hair is the limiting factor, the inventory of salvageable
hair follicles. So the earlier we catch someone, the better it is. So, learn more about your
options, start doing some consultations, try to get into doing something early so you can
save the hair before it’s too late. So I hope that was helpful, I wish you the
best of luck and thank you for your question.

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10 Replies to “Pattern Hair Loss at 18 – Options for Early Diagnosis, and Treating Hair Loss While Young”

  1. Hi great video. ..my question is if I were to set up an appointment with you can the treatment be done on the same day? I'm from south Texas.

  2. ok doctor i totally understand that you guys are using regenerative technology to heal hair loss what about changing ones diet to trwt hairloss? why is there no research being done in that aspect or area? thank you

  3. Dr Prasad when is successful hair follicle stem cell cloning going to be a reality.I Keep reading about progress being made from a few years back and then nothing later on?

  4. Nice video ! Could you tell from that image alone that guys onset NW scale ? Also does hair regeneration treatments fade effectiveness after while ?

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