I often tell my young male patients to see who in their family line (mothers fathers or fathers and uncles) and that might help them if they can identify their hair loss history with one of them (uncles, brothers, fathers, grandfathers, etc.. I will almost always do a HAIRCHECK (https://baldingblog.com/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-video/) test as well to see if I can predict what is going to happen to the young male patient
Are people just balding but at an acceptable rate ? Does everyone have a “halting point” at which their hairline will stay for a period if you let it get there? Does everyone have different strips of hair that will go at random speeds?
Just look at friends and family and you will know it is REAL! I actually learn at airports about the various ethnic hairlines which I study and sometimes ask permission to photograph
New hair replaces the dormant hair in the normal anagen/telogen cycle anywhere from 2-6 months dependent upon the age and sex of the person
Topical finasteride for the treatment of male androgenetic alopecia and female pattern hair loss: a review of the current literature
Background: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a frequently encountered dermatological concern that impacts a patient’s self-esteem and quality of life. Finasteride is a selective 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that has been approved for the treatment of male AGA and the off-label use in female pattern hair loss (FPHL); however, its adverse effects may limit its use. Topical finasteride is a new formulation that aims to decrease complications caused by oral administration.
Objective: This review assesses the pharmacology, current therapeutic use, and safety of topical finasteride for the treatment of AGA and FPHL.
Methods: A PubMed search was conducted to include all English language articles on topical finasteride from January 1992 to January 2020.
Results: A total of 33 articles including 28 topical finasteride related articles and five AGA related articles were included in this review. Multiple studies on topical finasteride as the treatment for male AGA and FPHL showed positive results with a favorable safety profile.
Conclusions: Topical finasteride is a promising therapeutic option. We emphasize the importance of continued research for the establishment of a novel therapeutic agent.
I would say I’m a NW2 and have been looking into getting a hair transplant, preferably FUE. I have a consultation scheduled in a couple weeks but was just hoping anyone with experience could tell me what to expect regarding the cost. My temples are thin but not too noticeably with my hair style. My front hairline is just kind of uneven as well. I’ve been on Fin and Minox for over a year and I have had progress but I think it has plateaued.
If you are really have a Class 2 pattern and especially if you are under 25 years of age, it probably relates to the maturing of your hairline and not balding. A hair transplant would not be good in that situation. Send me photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will tell you if you have just a Maturing hairline
Generally, they live as long as the source hair where they came from. The donor area in the back of your head generally lasts your lifetime so when it is transplanted, it lasts our lifetime 98% of the time.
Exampe, those who can afford to). Is there some downside that is not apparent, which is why people bother with minox and fin?
A hair transplant is a careful decision not to be taken lightly. I tell my patients to take their time, wait until they are at least 26 and have the funds put away. Develop a good Master Plan for the hair loss as it evolves as hair loss is generally progressive for some men so even a hair transplant may have to be repeated to keep your hair appears up.
Hair loss victim spent six years and thousands of dollars on hair surgeries, and is still not normal nor has enough hair
I constantly warn consumers wishing to get hair transplants to find a doctor who cares about you, not the money you have in the bank. You can tell because a good doctor will develop a Master Plan for you which may or may not include a hair transplant. That doctor will measure your donor supply (an important metric) and give you an estimate on what your hair loss pattern might develop into over time and what you will have to do to keep yourself hairy. Here is a story that I commented from Reddit which is important for everyone considering a hair transplant to read: https://baldingblog.com/22-year-old-received-a-hair-transplant-of-2800-grafts-from-reddit/
Each man below has his own finasteride story, from good to bad
It’s been 102 days since I first expressed my excitement about hopping on fin. Lots of very negative comments, some supportive. But after 3 and a half months, on propecia I honestly could not be happier.
Major diffuse thinning as well as obvious recession at my temples…have all gone!
My temples and juvenile hairline are about 50% restored, my hair hasn’t looked this good and thick in many years
24 male. Been on minoxidil since 1.5 yr and finasteride since 5 months. But all I’ve grown if thin baby vellus hairs. Will these ever become terminal
I’ve been on Fin (1mg) around 45 days now and I’m thinking about stopping. My libido is very low and I can get an erection but not fully hard. I’m only 20 years old so I want to take care of my sexual health not worrying about ED in the future. I’ve got a visual bald spot and my hairline isn’t great, I’m very self conscious about my hair and I really wouldn’t look good being bald. So I’m not sure what to do, is there anything I can do for my hair that doesn’t require me taking Finasteride?
During this shed i lost a lot of my eyebrow hairs i could pull out three to five at some times then one or two at others is this a sign that what i had was likely TE?
You need to be examined by a doctor as there are known conditions that cause what you are talking about
Started Fin 2 weeks ago. Side effects:
Increased libido (which the wife loves)
I’m thinking these are probably just from the feeling of actually finally doing something about my hair loss. I used to get anxious multiple times per week thinking about the fact that I’m losing my hair. I was worried about fin sides after reading the posts on here, but I’m so glad I finally took the plunge. Instead of worrying about the hair I’m losing, I feel a sense of control and confidence. No negative sides at all so far.
I have heard this quite a few times.