mrs lang

I am a black 36yo female experiencing thinning hair and what appears to be female pattern baldness. At the crown of my head it is very thin, very noticable. Also the temple areas are pretty much gone. I do see a dermatoogist. He had me take Biotin 1000mb bid and he also gave me injections in my scalp. So far I have not seen any results. I am very self-conscious and I'm just not sure what to do.
I have even had 3 consultations with "hair club" facilities which all have been saying, "it's not bad enough yet." Which I don't want it to get to that point. Do you have any suggestions that might help? I am on a prenatal vitamin, but not pregnant yet.
thank you.
Mrs. Lang

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Nov 19, 2011
Hair thinning! NEW
by: Anonymous

I am a 35 yr old female who has been experiencing hair thinning for the past 6 months. I am so frustrated because I take such good care of my hair or try to anyway. I am stressed because I am in a rigorous physician assistant program, moved in with my fiance' and separated from the military of 11 yrs all within this time period. So I would like to think that the stress is what is doing it but not sure because my hair started thinning 2 months prior to me doing any of those previous mentioned activities. I take hair vitamins and have been for years. I drink water and exercise. My thyroid hormones and other labs were checked and were normal. Although, my thyroid level was low normal.

Sep 11, 2009
Hair Thinning Response
by: Seymour M. Weaver, III, M.D.

Another possible cause for the hair loss visible in your picture is traction alopecia as well as chronic telogen effluvium. How long ago did the hair loss start and was the crown area involved at the same time?

You mentioned that you received several injections, but the time period was not mentioned. In general, it can take 6 to 12 months to see the results of treatment. Additional topical medication can be of benefit at times.

The biotin supplement would be good to continue.

So, additional information would be necessary to try and make further comments.

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