I’m a 23 year old guy and I already have a receding hairline and thinning hair. I’ll be honest, it makes me feel really down because I feel like I’m too young to have this problem. I worry that I’ll be completely bald in a few years. I’ve thought about shaving my head, but I’d really rather have hair. There are a lot of treatments out there, but it’s hard to know which ones are genuine. Do any of them actually work?

Yes! While it’s true that you are young, it’s not uncommon to have hair loss at your age. About 20% of men have noticeable hair loss by age 20. Hair loss causes significant emotional pain, and many men experience strong feelings of distress, depression, and loss of self-confidence. There is some positive news, though. Because hair loss affects so many people, there is a great deal of ongoing research, which has produced better treatments. Our best advice to you would be to start treatment now. Why? As with most medical conditions, you’ll have better results if you start treatment in the early stages. If you start now, you have the opportunity to change the trajectory of your hair loss path. We typically recommend some combination of a hair-supporting supplement, topical products or medication, platelet-rich plasma treatment, and energy-based treatments. Time is of the essence, so please start soon for the best possible outcome.