10 Year Old Son Receding Hairline


New Member
It's my first post here in this forum. I've been trying to get some answers over the internet and I hope I can get some help here. I have a 10 year old son whose hairline is receding. I know hairloss is hereditary, but isn't he too young to suffer from that? My hair start receding when I was 20 years old. We went to his pediatrician and she told us that it is indeed hereditary. She said everything is fine. My wife and I are reluctant on going to a dermatologist cause they might say the same thing. I really appreciate if you can give me any advice. I feel helpless right now for my son.


New Member
That must be horrible to watch your 10 year old sons hairline recede. I am 17 and my hairline has been receding for the past couple of years, so I understand the frustration with hair loss in young people. Unfortunately, your son is far too young to start taking propecia or other DHT inhibitors. You need to see a dermatologist about this. A specialist will have more knowledge and experience in this area than a GP. Hopefully you can get your son evaluated for miniaturization and determine the extent of his balding, if any. And the doctor can recommend treatment appropriate for someone his age.


Established Member
Holy macaroni, that is young. Are you sure he's receding? One would think it's impossible to start balding when you are basically a little child.


Experienced Member
children have very low dht i think, maybe immune system is attacking follicles for some other reason. anyway i hope you find an answer, best of luck!


Is it possible that your son has some kind of fungus? I find it difficult to grasp that you son has frontal hair loss at that age.
Thinning possibly, but not hairline issues. Go see a dermatologist.