Hey, a 19-year old here. Just wanted to know if I'm balding and how severe this could be (in the long run, especially), and what options do I really have.
I haven't suspected anything until a few days ago when due to a online quiz I was searching for what a receding hairline is (my native language is not English so that's why). Then I was worried if I might have the same problem, and decided to check it out as I went to the bathroom. I took the following pictures.
This my normal: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/71 ... hit3d.jpg/
A bit close up: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/59/holy****2n.jpg
And the top: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/holy****5.jpg/
But then I expose my forehead and:http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/holy****.jpg/
And then from the side: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/holy****4.jpg/
So from what I gather, it seems pretty bad. I've been unaware of this because I've always had medium-length hair (a bit short a while ago as well, but didn't really notice anything). I am pretty sure there's no history of balding in my family. And while taking a shower and looking at the mirror, for some reason I haven't noticed it all, only when I started suspecting this became the case. I've dyed my hair twice a few years ago, and then my mom told me that I lost a bit of texture after that, but nothing serious.
Also, I haven't noticed any hair from falling off either.
I'm prepared for the worst, and I am considering consulting a dermatologist in a month (can't right now because I'm in a boarding school). This looks pretty serious, albeit at the moment not very visible with my medium haircut, but isn't this NW 2.5?
Input is greatly appreciated, thank you.