Im a 27 y.o. male living in the UK and have been on and off this site for some time, but never actually joined. Up until about 2/3 months ago my hairline had always stayed at a steady NW2 ish (if that). I had been using 5% topical minoxidil on prescription twice a day for about a year since I first moved to London (and started a fairly stressful job in Finance). Nothing really happened with my hairline until about February this year when the density of my hairline became ALARMINGLY thin...as if overnight?! I was very distraught because the thought of going bald tortures me...I have a real emotional issue with going bald and will do almost anything within my power to stop it! After this point, I started religiously using Nizoral 2% and have started paying for Belgravia Centre's 10% Minoxidil Cream with 5% Azelaic Acid. The website & trichologist claimed this was "effective against areas of stubborn hairloss, including the hairline..". I started this on the 17 March, and apply it once to my hairline at night, and then use 5% minoxidil in the morning. Since starting the treatment, I have noticed shedding and further thinning of areas where I apply the cream (Which was completely fine density wise before) however I am starting to see really, REALLY fine hairs in the areas where I have done so. Does this mean the treatment is working?! How can I distinguish between hairs that are shrinking and those that are new/regrowth?! Many thanks!!