I’m a male in my late 20s. I’ve been using Propecia successfully for almost 5 years now to maintain almost a teenage hairline. I had noticed the very beginnings of temple hairloss at age 24 and started the regimen. Over time i’ve noticed more and more side effects (whether directly attributable or not, who knows). They are enough of an issue that i’ve decided to go off the drug.
I assumed i would be able to get 2 or 3 hair transplants from a reputable surgeon over next 5 years to ensure that my hair will still look decent. However i’m now reading that hair transplants don’t work in my situation because it causes more hair loss than it fixes. Is this true? Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.
The best guidance I can provide is that you seek a consultation with a hair transplant surgeon for a better personalized assessment and a Master Plan.
Having a hair transplant does not mean you need to be on Propecia. Many patients undergo a hair transplant without taking Propecia. You do run the risk of shock loss without the medication, but your surgeon will be able to explain the pros and cons of a hair transplant (and determine your candidacy).