Hello, I created an account on this website for some assistance because I am at a loss for words. I just came back from an appointment with a dermatologist only to be told what I already assumed. I thought that the dermatologist would perform tests and the such to get a more accurate answer for my issue. Instead, he simply looked at my head and went "Yep, you're going to lose it." So, I go, "Okay...so, what steps can I take to assist with my hair loss?". He tells me that I should try Rogaine. He did not explain what this was, and said to give it a shot. However, I'm reluctant to try something when I don't even know what's causing my hair loss. I've already verified that this issue does not run in my genes, so it's got to be something else. He never asked me what my diet consisted of or if I'm getting enough sleep (which, by the way, I try to keep on top of those two) to name a few. I told him that I've been having itchy scalp and some pimples on the top portion where I've been thinning. He simply replies, "That has nothing to do with it."
I've been thinning on the top portion of my scalp for a while now and it seems to be getting a tidbit worse. I want to know how I can stop the process and possibly regrow a portion so it does not look as bad. I know there aren't exactly any cures out there for hair loss, but I'm looking for anything that can alleviate this. Do you guys recommend me scheduling with a different dermatologist? I left the doctor's office feeling more stressed about my issue than I already was prior to the visit.