We just had a video call with my uncle, my family is italian but we live in Mexico so we always make videocalls with my family, this was the first video call with my uncle in months and the first thing my mom says is look at his hair, he is also losing it, and they all laugh, my mom knows how losing my hair has affected me and still she seems to take it as a joke, my uncle just laughed and said is a family thing, i know it wasn’t with bad intention but still felt bad, people doesn’t seem to acknowledge how much the balding can affect own self-esteem.
Today’s younger generation understand that balding is not an irreversible process. Unfortunately, the last generation needs to be educated not only on the advances in the treatment of balding, but that there is an emotional impact on many men going down the balding path.
Here to ask a question I’ve never seen asked, or at least never answered on this subreddit or anywhere else on the internet despite my effortful and differently-worded google searches.
I’m 20. I started balding at 14, and I started fin at 17. Switched to dut at 19. Now I’m 20, and I still don’t have beard growth despite having the genetics for insanely aggressive baldness and insane beard density. This makes total sense because I’m taking a DHT blocker but my question is- will I never be able to grow a beard if I continue with my DHT blocking regimen? Am I blocking myself from ever being able to grow a beard, or am I just blocking it for the time being while I’m taking the DHT blockers? The idea of never being able to grow a beard terrifies me and I think I’d rather go bald and have a beard than never ever have facial hair as an option, but if I can wait until I’m 25-30 and then grow a beard after ceasing dut/fin, I’d rather do that. Thanks for any and all responses this gets.
Probably yes, assuming that the hair is not those hairs with the genes for hair loss. Sometimes rapid weight loss accelerates the genetic patterns you inherit
For 18 years of age, you already have an advanced Class 4 pattern of balding and based upon your family history, you may lose all of your hair. I would want to know who you take after in your family. You appear blonde (that is good) but you are a person who needs to see a doctor and develop a Master Plan because it looks like you are likely to lose all of your hair other than the permanent rim of hair around the back and sides of your head. There is no substitute for a one-on-one with a good doctor who specializes in genetic hair loss in men.
I am a 23 year old man who recently received a scalp miniaturization test at a hair loss clinic. I was told the hairs on the top of my head are about 85% the density they should be. If I’ve learned anything from tressless, it’s that prevention is key. My only fear about starting FIN or DUT is that my body will build up a tolerance to them. I want to take these drugs my entire life, but I’m worried that if I start before I actually begin showing symptoms, they’ll lose effectiveness by the time I really need them. I see a lot of posts about people thinking they’re building up a tolerance to FIN after 6 or 7 years, but that might just be that their hair follicles are becoming more sensitive to DHT. Does the drug itself build a tolerance in your body? If so, should I start with FIN and switch to DUT when I need it? Or will a tolerance to FIN also give me a tolerance to DUT?
No concern. These drugs block the DHT at the hormone receptor and they continue to work for years. This is the critical time for you if you want to see benefit from finasteride as the older you get, the less the benefit you will see when it comes to reversal rather than just slowing or stopping the process.
Conclusions: Based on our results, the combination of arginine and zinc tested in our study could represent a good therapeutic option for the treatment of AGA and TE and it might represent a valid alternative to finasteride.
I’ve been taking finasteride for 3 years without any side effects but started reading about post finasteride syndrome (PFS). Is It real? Should i worry about It?
If you are not having side effects of a sexual nature, there is nothing to worry about.
I’m turning 23 next year april. I’m on treatment and aren’t shedding hair any more. However I absolutely hate my hairline and am definitely going to get a hair transplant. Is the age of 25 when it can actually be measured which NW you’re gonna end up at? Or how aggressive your hairloss is gonna be in the future?. I’ve been to several clinics and they all advised that I wait until I’m 25 to get a hair transplant
For me, 25 is the youngest I generally consider for a hair transplant but that depends upon the person and the consultation where I determine a Master Plan. There is no simple answer, just get a good doctor. Read this post: https://baldingblog.com/need-master-plan-think-hair-transplants-photos/
This article seems to cover many of my posts on baldingblog.com
I have sex multiple times a day, 2-3 days a week, and masturbate quite regularly. How would this impact me while on fin?
Multiple articles suggests that creatine does contribute to hair loss: see here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19741313/