Just wanted to thank you and your team for providing everybody with a website where we can come and get the proper information we need when dealing with our hair loss problems. I have two questions:
1. If you are on proscar (cutting it in quarters) and you get sick or get a cold, would it take longer for a person to heal or get better because of the proscar?
2. We have a somewhat famous hair transplant clinic in the area that I live in, and one of his male models the HT doctor employees is a colleague of my one friends. It turns out that this male model HASN’T had a hair transplant EVER (he does have some recession on the temple area but for the most part has long lucious hair). I do not know why this doctor uses him because its all fake. I’m in the advertising business and if I were to advertise a false or fake product I would lose my job and could be sued. So why would this doctor use a person who has not even gotten a transplant, and risk losing his job/license?
1. Finasteride does not prolong a cold. I don’t know how you’d link the two.
2. I agree that using fake patients is not a very ethical practice. You should report that doctor to the ISHRS (assuming he’s “famous”, he’s probably a member) and your local medical board. Medical boards should put him/her on notice and a non-response will almost certainly put his/her license at risk.