Norwood 2. Like others have advised try to hop on medication.
If you just noticed it a year or so ago and it’s progressed that fast... well that’s not a good sign for your long term hair outlook.
More that likely it’s been receding for years and you just now are really “analyzing” it.
did minoxidil help with growth in front or ir mostly impacted the density all over?I'm using Finasteride and Minoxidyl 5% (Since 3 years for minoxidil), my right temple was in bad spot. Went from Norwood 1 to Norwood 2.5 from 18 to 20 years old .
Now i'm Norwood 1.75/1.5 , mostly stabilisation. I'm quite happy, my only regret is that i didn't start earlier. 0 Side effects. Just one pill every morning. Now i'm 22.5
i have the exact same situation, we are just extremely rapidly balding, severe genetic hairlossI get this much hair just by going through it with my hand a couple of times in a relatively non aggressive way. Could this be telogen effluvium related to my blood thinning medication that I took, knee injury and then later surgery? Like my temples looked like a NW2-2,5 for over a year now or even longer but for a few months now my hair just falls like crazy all of a sudden. Never happened before. And it's happening all over my head. Most of it on top but also on the sides and back of my head. Also wtf are these white bulbs on every hair? The root? I hope not man.
I doubt it. It perfectly lines up with my surgery, heparin and injury. I looked the white bulbs up and it seems that they indicate telogen effluvium, I lose hair all over and not only in the norwood regions, my temples didn't got worse for over a year now and even now they are the same pretty much. Also the thinning I have right now just started out of nowhere (again perfectly lining up with my injury, surgery and medication) and I don't really have a history of severely balding men in my family at least until their forties. Norwood 2 to 3? Sure. But being bald? Not really. And especially no diffuse hair loss. This happened to literally no one in my family.i have the exact same situation, we are just extremely rapidly balding, severe genetic hairloss
how much did you pay in germany?Update:
I did it! Got a prescription for Finasteride through an online Doctor. It will be at my home in roughly two days. I thought about starting with 1 mg every second day to ease into it a bit and because of economic reasons. Thoughts on that? If I manage to remember I will keep this thread updated. Success would be stabilization/regrowth (regrowth would be nice but not necessary as my hair is still thick).
I feel a lot. 115 euros for 98 pills. But it should be manageable since I'm only taking 3 per week and my loss doesn't seem aggresive. Didn't lose anything over the last year if anything my hair slightly improved compared to a month ago. I will get it today and I will post baseline pics to compare it to in a few months. My prediction is that nothing will change and my hair stays the same which is a good thing.how much did you pay in germany?
Well I did lose hair all over my head, even in the donor areas, but it seems that it has stopped. I'm not losing hair anymore and it's still really thick. Even in the shower I lose maybe 20-30 hairs at most and I'm not showering every day. I'm pretty sure I had a mixture of male pattern baldness and telogen effluvium related to my injury. The temples were receded for a long time tho and I'm not arguing that the temple recession is caused by telogen effluvium because there is a 99% chance that it is not. That's why I start with treatment before it's getting worse. It doesn't seem to be aggressive so I'm positive I can at least keep what I have. But thinking that nothing will get worse in the next years without treatment would be delusional.This is well past Telogen Effluvium territory. Telogen Effluvium occurs all over the head, not specific areas only. There can be multiple thinning patches but it doesn’t usually create bald patches.
The chances of you having a unicorn version of Telogen Effluvium that somehow me leaves manifests in the exact way that male pattern baldness does are slim to none and that’s not a chance you can afford to take. You can’t afford to lose anymore hair at this point. If you waited to confirm Telogen Effluvium and it turned out you were wrong you would probably be an NW3 augmented by systemic diffuse thinning.
It’s a good thing you are starting now. Plenty of people out there who allowed denial to keep them from acting before it was too late.
Buddy if you had been bothered enough to read you would have known that this update is BECAUSE I am on finasteride for a month now lmao. The reading comprehension in this forum is severely lacking. I noticed that a few times now. Or you just didn't bother. Also a possibility.Having seen the new pics you're a 3. Either finasteride or the razor blade will need to be in your routine for the forseeable future. Good luck. At least your density is great.
Google, NW3A hair transplants. You will see your pattern fits that the best. You are not a NW2 anymore. The good news is you are starting finasteride at a young age and your hair characteristics will allow you to hide your recession for many years if you stick to your treatments.No I don't think so. I'm 1) not a 3 and 2) it's like that for years now. Why so positive towards other people and negative towards me?
And buddy if you had been bothered enough to read you would haven known that this update is BECAUSE I am on finasteride for a month now lmao. The reading comprehension in this forum is severely lacking. I noticed that a few times now.