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    Hair loss for 15 year old
    madtoby posted:
    My son is beginning to experience some hair loss. He is loosing it at the temples and it's thinning. He is 15 1/2 years old! He was on an Accutane drug for about 7 months, but looking at photos from before he took the drug, it looked like he had some loss at the temple area. Now it's thinner too (probably due to the drug). We took him off the acne medicine early and his skin is great, but now we are looking at hair loss! We consulted our dermatologist, who consulted a specialist in Minnesota and she said to get blood work done, possibly at scalp biopsy and also the use of a laser comb. Anyone have experience with this type of comb? Could really use some advice/help. Yes, there is male pattern baldness in our family (his Dad!), but I would think 15 is way too young. His Father didn't loose his hair until he was in his 30's.

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