OK, I will start at the age of 18. I took accutane and started losing hair 6 months later. I was scared so I got a hairpiece. At 30 I was talked into a HT. I then recieved 5 more over 5 years but I do not see a large portion of what was transplanted. I had great results after the fourth surgery but it seems that I am at a great loss at the moment. I am 9 weeks into the last surgery and see a “lot” of hair loss. I mean worse than I ever was. I am on everything.. propecia, minox, avacor, nizoral. I spoke with my doc and he said wait, its just a shock. I have a full head of hair except for the first 1 1/2 inch frontal. I am thinking about going back into a hairpiece after $30,000 and lots of heartache but I cannot take this roller coaster anymore. I can’t sleep, work, or think. I’m 36 and feel lost on what to do….help
Going to a hair piece to deal with a temporary problem of shock hair loss may end up making it permanent. You may have made mistakes in the past, just do not make them now. Shock hair loss is very, very, very rare after the first procedure with a person on Propecia. The few times I have seen it, the process reversed at the time the new hair came in. I would expect you to be where you want at about 8 months.