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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Dear Nurse Dave,
I'm in my mid-twenties and I'm going bald what are my options?
Bill, Lawrence, KS

Bill you're not alone. This is a common struggle that men your age go through. The first thing you've got to ask yourself is, "Am I comfortable being bald?" If the answer is yes then you just have to pick from several bald hairstyle options: The total shave, The combover, the Gallagher, Tastefully cropped or be like my wife's grandpa. He likes to let the curls grow towards the top of his baldness. It looks good.

If you aren't comfortable with going bald there are medical treatments available. Medications include minoxidil and finasteride. Both have about a 50% chance of actually helping you regrow hair. But you'd be stuck using minoxidil forever. Hair transplant is also an option though results vary. And apparently hair cloning is now possible. Nonmedical treatments such as hats and toupees are also an option that men have had success with.

In the end Bill it is realy about being comfortable with yourself. Personally I'd go with the Gallagher.