Here to ask a question I’ve never seen asked, or at least never answered on this subreddit or anywhere else on the internet despite my effortful and differently-worded google searches.
I’m 20. I started balding at 14, and I started fin at 17. Switched to dut at 19. Now I’m 20, and I still don’t have beard growth despite having the genetics for insanely aggressive baldness and insane beard density. This makes total sense because I’m taking a DHT blocker but my question is- will I never be able to grow a beard if I continue with my DHT blocking regimen? Am I blocking myself from ever being able to grow a beard, or am I just blocking it for the time being while I’m taking the DHT blockers? The idea of never being able to grow a beard terrifies me and I think I’d rather go bald and have a beard than never ever have facial hair as an option, but if I can wait until I’m 25-30 and then grow a beard after ceasing dut/fin, I’d rather do that. Thanks for any and all responses this gets.
Probably yes, assuming that the hair is not those hairs with the genes for hair loss. Sometimes rapid weight loss accelerates the genetic patterns you inherit
For 18 years of age, you already have an advanced Class 4 pattern of balding and based upon your family history, you may lose all of your hair. I would want to know who you take after in your family. You appear blonde (that is good) but you are a person who needs to see a doctor and develop a Master Plan because it looks like you are likely to lose all of your hair other than the permanent rim of hair around the back and sides of your head. There is no substitute for a one-on-one with a good doctor who specializes in genetic hair loss in men.
I am a 23 year old man who recently received a scalp miniaturization test at a hair loss clinic. I was told the hairs on the top of my head are about 85% the density they should be. If I’ve learned anything from tressless, it’s that prevention is key. My only fear about starting FIN or DUT is that my body will build up a tolerance to them. I want to take these drugs my entire life, but I’m worried that if I start before I actually begin showing symptoms, they’ll lose effectiveness by the time I really need them. I see a lot of posts about people thinking they’re building up a tolerance to FIN after 6 or 7 years, but that might just be that their hair follicles are becoming more sensitive to DHT. Does the drug itself build a tolerance in your body? If so, should I start with FIN and switch to DUT when I need it? Or will a tolerance to FIN also give me a tolerance to DUT?
No concern. These drugs block the DHT at the hormone receptor and they continue to work for years. This is the critical time for you if you want to see benefit from finasteride as the older you get, the less the benefit you will see when it comes to reversal rather than just slowing or stopping the process.
Conclusions: Based on our results, the combination of arginine and zinc tested in our study could represent a good therapeutic option for the treatment of AGA and TE and it might represent a valid alternative to finasteride.
I’ve been taking finasteride for 3 years without any side effects but started reading about post finasteride syndrome (PFS). Is It real? Should i worry about It?
If you are not having side effects of a sexual nature, there is nothing to worry about.
I’m turning 23 next year april. I’m on treatment and aren’t shedding hair any more. However I absolutely hate my hairline and am definitely going to get a hair transplant. Is the age of 25 when it can actually be measured which NW you’re gonna end up at? Or how aggressive your hairloss is gonna be in the future?. I’ve been to several clinics and they all advised that I wait until I’m 25 to get a hair transplant
For me, 25 is the youngest I generally consider for a hair transplant but that depends upon the person and the consultation where I determine a Master Plan. There is no simple answer, just get a good doctor. Read this post: https://baldingblog.com/need-master-plan-think-hair-transplants-photos/
This article seems to cover many of my posts on baldingblog.com
I have sex multiple times a day, 2-3 days a week, and masturbate quite regularly. How would this impact me while on fin?
Multiple articles suggests that creatine does contribute to hair loss: see here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19741313/
So, personally, I straight up just don’t want to use finasteride and don’t want to be on a pill that regulates my hormones for the rest of my life. If you have a good donor region, like 8000 potential grafts, can you forgo finasteride and still get a good hair result just from a transplant(s)?
Men under 30 have a higher risk of losing native or miniaturized hairs with a hair transplant. The older you get, the less the risk. Finasteride prevents the loss of these miniaturized hairs, but as you point out, if you are willing to spend the money and your have 8000 lifetime grafts, you can do a hair transplant without finasteride.
I’ve been on finasteride for over 2 years with good results. But now I’m experiencing some erection issues. The sex drive is there, but the erections are very weak and generally need manual stimulation. In your experience how long does it take for this to go away once stopping the medication? I was also on an SSRI, so it’s hard to say which medication is actually causing these issues. I’ve been off the SSRI for almost two months, and my sex drive came back quite quickly, probably within two weeks of stopping. I’ve been off of finasteride for two weeks now and haven’t really noticed any difference, so I’m getting a little nervous. Anyway, hope to hear from you and have a great holiday!
Give it time and then you will know. Some men have ED problems just as they get older and that is why Viagra and Cialis have done so well as a drug for treating ED. Heavily focusing on sexual performance often leads to some ED, a psychological effect but if your ED is caused by finasteride, then speak with your doctor about finasteride and your ED.
You know it caused all the little tiny hair to grow longer and darker. My twin brother who doesn’t take minox is still hairless, but me this is really shocking. Will it keep elongating and growing longer if I continue taking minoxidil? Does reducing the dosage stop this process, or will i have to stop completely to avoid the Hypertrichosis I am getting? thanks doc ( sry for my english, I am french) .
It will take some time for the hypertichosis to disappear if you stop the minoxidil or reduce the dose. You might try reducing the dose first but it might take a few months to see