Hi, I’m 21 years old and I started thinning about a year ago, primarily on the temples and in the front. I started taking 1 mg of finasteride daily about 8 months ago , and I’ve been using 5% minoxidil. My temples grew back 100% and but I’ve noticed the front is still thinning and I’ve been losing alot of hair in the shower. Is it fair to say that the finasteride isn’t working for me? I don’t know whether to let nature take it’s course and just save my money. Is there a chance that finatseride will start to kick in ? Also do you have any news on the new buzz going around about hair cloning? Is there a possibility that it will be available in the near future?
You should give Propecia at least 18-24 months to peak out its benefit. When you say it is not working, I assume that you mean you are still losing some hair. The normal hair loss rate is about 100-150 hairs/day and with that comes another new 100-150 hairs that start growing. Could it be that Propecia reduced the rate of loss and because it is still negative, you are assuming that it is not working? Whatever you do, I strongly feel that you should stay on the drug for the full 2 years. As you have indicated that you are in Los Angeles, you should be under a doctor’s management here. We can be reached at 800-NEW-HAIR if you’d like to set up a free consultation.
Hair cloning is not coming down the short-term highway. Maybe we will see hair cloning in 5-10 years in the research stage, but for someone of your age, you have to surround your problem well before that process is on the short term horizon. For more hair cloning posts, please see the Hair Cloning category.