I understand the reason people say you must go on fin, is to stop their hairloss. But I really want to keep my libido. Lets say I get a transplant and don’t go on finasteride. I probably could have a nice hairline for a few years, then I will start to look weird. But I’m pretty much content with shaving it short once I’m older. I don’t care if I have good hair from mid 30s and forward. I feel like its OK to be bald then. I just want the rest of my youth with good hair. What is your thoughts on this? Also my main problem is receding sides. And its been that way a very long time.
Hair transplants should wait until you are at least 25, in some unusual circumstances this timeline can be moved forward. At 25, with a good HAIRCHECK instrument check, I can predict your eventual balding pattern with some degree of accuracy. With this information, I create a MASTER PLAN for your hair loss management and if that management includes surgery, then the plan will address a ‘what if’ you should continue to bald.
Unless you are going to have a very advanced hair loss pattern, the constant hair transplants every two years is not probable and if you are going to develop a very advanced pattern of balding, a totally new discussion must be undertaken with your doctor. The concept of a MASTER PLAN is like everything in life. An architect can’t build a building without a Master Plan, nor can an army wage a war without it. The doctor who builds your MASTER PLAN will be making a commitment with you and that should assuage your fears.
I have been doing such planning with patients for 27 years in this business and I can’t tell you how many of my patients are grateful for the openness and honesty that comes with selecting the right doctor. The good news is that there are many such doctors out in the world who care about people like you. Do your homework and explore the process. I offer monthly open house events where people like you can meet people like you who have been where you are and you can see what has transpired since they made the decisions that are before you now.