I have been on Propecia for 2 years; I am 45 years old and have seen no improvement in my hair. I am somewhere between a NW 2 and a NW 3. The fontal forlock has thinned significantly while on Propecia. In your practice have you seen any patients quit Propecia and not get any worse or do most people experience increased hair loss once they go off the medication?
Also, I would do a hair transplant immediately if I was confident that I could go back to work undetected after 2 weeks. It would be a big help to get your thoughts on this as I think this is probably the biggest reason people do not get transplants. Perhaps post some pictures of patients at 14 days. Your blog is great and NHI would be my choice once I decide to take the plunge
Assuming that you have the balding gene and a HairDX finasteride response test indicates that you have an average sensitivity to Propecia, then I would expect that you, like many other men, had their hair loss stabilized on the drug. If that is the case, then you can assume that you may very well lose hair by stopping the Propecia. The series of steps and events are important in the building of a good Master Plan so that whatever happens, it will be planned for. I am sure you can see a series of potential scenarios here, so a good working relationship with your doctor is all important.
Here are some previously posted examples of patients just days after surgery:
- Female Hair Transplant (2 Weeks Post)
- Norwood 6 Patient (10 Days Post)
- Scabs After a Hair Transplant (11 Days Post)
- Norwood 3v Patient (10 Days Post)
- Norwood 5 Patient (12 Days Post)
- 2 Different Patients (1 Day and 10 Days Post)
- Hair Transplant (10 Days Post)
- Hair Transplant (2 Weeks and 5 Months Post)