Today, I performed a HAIRCHECK test to see if there was any evidence of hair loss present in this 33 year old male. He went on Finasteride 11 years ago and was convinced at that time that he had hair loss. However, the doctor who prescribed it did not really examine him and make an objective assessment of his “hair problem.” Since then, he has been worried about his hair loss. He knew that Finasteride could contribute to a reduced risk of prostate cancer, and since his father has prostate cancer, he is happy to stay on the medication today, even if he is not balding. He has no sexual side effects or any other side effects from the drug since the time he started it, 11 years ago.
It is my firm belief for those of you who read this post, before you start the drug Finateride, to get a HAIRCHECK test. It will help determine:
- If you are really balding
- If you are balding, get a baseline for your hair loss, so if you start on the drug Finasteride or any other treatment for hair loss, you will have an objective way to determine if you are balding while on the treatment, and
- If you are getting worse or getter better with the treatment.
Knowing what is happening to you is very important from a Master Plan perspective because hair loss is progressive in 100% of men who have genetic balding. The HAIRCHECK on this patient showed that his hair bulk in the front, top, crown and back of the head was equal by HAIRCHECK measurements.