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I was wondering if my hair will grow back after stopping Propranolol and how long will it take to get back to where it used to be

Yes, this drug as most drugs can cause hair loss. Stopping it will probably prevent the progressive nature of the hair loss caused by the drug and may reverse the hair loss



This photo was taken from an internet site called Imanscape which shows a man who used minoxidil for 3 months and the effects of the drug which clearly thickened the beard hair. Everyone who has this problem should try this solution first before having a beard transplant, especially for those men under the age of 25. A male who is under 25 should not have a hair transplant because if you do you could accelerate any hair loss pattern on your hair that nature has planned for you and in particular for the beard, many men are just late beard developers so waiting until you are 25, using minoxidil as shown here, may be a reasonable approach to bring on your beard.

minoxodil beard growth



Take a look at the photos. I believe that this man’s hairline filled in on the drugs he was taking.

Update: 2 Years on Finasteride, 6 Months on Minoxidil from tressless


Supposedly, very little (if any) finasteride comes across with the semen so I doubt that this is causing her problem. She should see her gynecologist. the level present in the ejaculate of patients taking 1 mg which appears to be negligible. From the literature I have read, there does not appear to be any need to stop 1 mg of finasteride in those patients trying to conceive or in those whose partners want to be or are pregnant.

Finestride and semen from tressless


At 10 weeks, many of the grafts will have shed giving the appearance of gaps that may not be real. Wait until the 8th month and by then you will see 80% of the growth and know if the gaps are real or not


You have a Class 6 balding pattern with a persistent forelock. If the forelock holds up until you are 35+, then the general estimate of at least 2500 grafts would be appropriate as the middle of the frontal hairline will not have to be transplanted on this first round because you have a strong frontal forelock. But if the forelock disappears after the transplant, then there will be a hole may appear where the forelock was and this will HAVE TO BE TRANSPLANTED because if it is not, then your hairline will have a visible hole in it. I always tell my patients that genetic balding is a progressive process and this discussion is such an example. Even the hair in the existing balding pattern will eventually fall out possibly requiring still another surgery. In some family lines, forelocks tend to last. If it lasts until you are 35, then you may fall into that category

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This is indeed a very wide scar from a single surgery. This happens for many reasons. First, it seems that the scar is low and possibly might have been made into the nape of the neck which always stretches if that is the case. That alone can produce a wide scar. If the wound was tense during the closure because your scalp was too tight and the surgeon pulled the tight edges together, that too could cause a wide scar.  There are other technical and genetic factors that cause wide scarring, some of them not the surgeon’s fault just the way your collagen is made by your body. Some collagen has more ‘elastin’ fibers which stretch quite a bit. The treatment would depend on where the scar was in relation to the neck.  If it was in the neck area, then a scar reduction would not work. If it was in the scalp area and not the nape of the neck, it is possible that a scar revision might help reduce the scar. One reliable way to camouflage the scar is with Scalp MicroPigmentation (see:

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Thanks for this info. I have been to my dermatologist and physician to consult with them before taking Propecia. They assured me it is an overall very safe drug and it works. For a few weeks before taking this drug, I even monitored ball ache and (paranoia induced) sexual performance issues; related to the worried anticipation of taking this drug…I did so to remind myself that if these feelings that occurred before taking the drug. I literally took my first pill today and I have been feeling the slightest but (seemingly) very real presence of a mildly annoying ball ache. I know (as a Dr. who has no idea who I am) you can’t make any determination as to what is going on with me…however, is this common? Do you know why one’s balls might ache on finasteride? Is there anything I can do to try and combat any potential nocebo effect? Is it realistic to get sides after 1 pill? Thank you to anyone who can provide insight.

It would be highly unusual to get sexual side effects of any type on a single pill; however, you seemed primed for a placebo effect on the side effects which are about 100% if you psych yourself up about this process.


I don’t have a juvenile hairline anymore. It’s a mature hairline now but the thinning is going beyond a mature hairline.

I agree that you have a mature hairline. I guess the question is ‘Are you balding’. There are two ways to determine this: (1) perform miniaturization analysis behind the hairline which will show miniaturized hairs going back at least one inch or (2) get a HAIRCHECK test which will tell you the hair loss you can’t see (

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Telogen Effluvium which is the medical term for acute hair loss that sometimes returns. The return reflects the hair cycle which in most women of your age, is relatively shorter than when you were younger. 50% of postmenopausal women have genetic hair loss from the mother’s side of their family.  If it does not reverse in a year, consider a cosmetic solution which is often performed in postmenopausal women who have hair loss called Scalp Micropigmentation. Stress can induce genetic hair loss which in women of your age may not be reversible. (see:


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