Originally Posted by Biggy
Hi I am a 24 year old and began to notice that the hair in the front of my head was thinning about 4 months ago. I just recently went to the Doc and have just began to use Propecia. I want to try and regain the thickness that I lost because it went pretty quick, but I noticed that rogaine is only to be used for the vertex of the head. Is it worth it for me to use rogaine to try and regrow the hair I lost in the FRONT of my head?
Thanks in advance.
I believe when Rogaine was conducting their studies, they did not test Rogaine on the front of the head, as they only focused on the crown. That is why they say it is only for the back of the head. Some restoration doctors I have spoken with will recommend applying minoxidil to the front of the head as a treatment, although matienence/regrowth success is different with each individual.
Make sure you consider the possibility of a temporary shed, that you may lose what you've gained/maintained if you ever stop, and that you should stay on it for a long enough time (I would suggest 6 months to a year but I'm not doctor) to give it a chance to work.
I personally thought the pros out weighed the cons in my specific hair-loss situation and have been applying rogaine 1x at night for over a month now.