I'm balding and have acne. Need other people like me to talk to.
Hello. I’m almost 22-year old male, but I’ve lost one of the most important things, especially for my age – the looks. I have been balding since I was 17, but not only this, I also have acne. A rare combination, isn’t it? Actually, I’ve seen a small number of people my age that have some form of acne or that are losing their hair, but I’ve never seen anyone in my whole life that has BOTH problems at the same time. In my opinion people like me are probably around only 0.5 percent of the world population. So I’m a minority. Not ethnic, racial, religious etc., but a minority of the ugly balding people with acne.
So I’m almost completely sure I’ll be alone for the rest of my life unless a miracle happens.
I know that I will be depressed for a long period - at least until I reach 30 or 35 when one of my problems, baldness, is more acceptable. I was using Minoxidil for almost a year now, but it’s not helping me - I’m still losing my hair and will stop it soon. I know about Propecia, but it’s expensive for me and I can’t afford to take it for years. Plus I’ve heard it has side effects and still there is no guarantee it will work. I will be getting a laser treatment for the acne soon and that’s my last hope for some kind of improvement in my appearance.
I think what I said about my looks is enough for now. I’m posting this hoping to find a person with the same problems to talk to. Please don’t tell me that looks don’t matter, please don’t tell me that personality is most important, please don’t tell me that I can compensate those physical disadvantages with confidence and please don’t tell me that beauty is subjective. It may be, but acne combined with premature balding is something that almost everyone would consider ugly.
All I’m looking for is a person in the same boat. If ANYONE between 18 and 25 who is BOTH balding AND have acne is reading this please reply.
I desperately need someone with the same disadvantages to talk to.
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