Firstly, I’d like to thank you for this site, I’ve gained a lot of information from this site and it has made me feel a lot more positive about my situation. I am 22 year old male and for the past year my hair has been getting thinner and falling out at the front of my head (mid, front) it’s certainly not thinning at the temples, it is completely across the top. My question is, is Propecia right for me? Also, what are my chances? Should I give minoxidil a go too?
Thank you in advance.
You are asking for a personal medical advice which is not appropriate on BaldingBlog. You need to find a doctor for an examination and ask them these questions.
Propecia isn’t for everyone, and without photos or examination (miniaturization study) I couldn’t really begin to tell you if you’re someone that should take Propecia. That is aside from the fact that I’m not your doctor and it is a prescription medication. I’d find a doctor in your area for an exam of your scalp and hair loss. If genetic hair loss is present, Propecia would be a good choice to halt further loss and possibly regrow some of the hair you’ve lost if you have generic hair loss. The drug tends to work best in the crown and top, but it does work in the frontal area as well for many men. Some men choose to take Propecia and use minoxidil at the same time — this is fine, but you will be using both of these medications for the rest of your life, so I like to recommend one at a time, adding the additional one later if the results aren’t what you expected/desired.