View Full Version : 17 years old and i need some help

10-19-2009, 02:01 PM

My name is Magic.
Im 17 years old.
I have MPB.
Somewhat noticable thinning
I started using generic minoxidil 2%(thats all the sell in canada)

What are the stages of progress usually of minoxidil?

What are my chances of success??


10-20-2009, 04:37 PM
Has your doctor told you that you have MPB? Minoxidil can help but you can also ask about Propecia. Since you are still under 18 I don't know if your doctor will prescribe it, but itís something to look into for the future.
If you have pictures you should post them, maybe one of the doctors on the site will let you know what they think.

10-20-2009, 05:52 PM
Hey Winston,

Thanks for your reply.

Yes, i saw my doctor. He actually recommended i take propecia. But my MPB isnt that bad yet. It is noticeable and quite embarrassing but not that bad.

He did diagnose it as MPB. My dad was actually almost fully bald when he was just 16.

I dont mind losing hair, its just im to young.

Would you happen to know the stages of progress for 2% minox.?

Its to bad canada wont sell 5%...

Dr. Glenn Charles
10-21-2009, 07:48 PM
You can try to find a hair restoration physician in Canada that will write you a prescription for 5% or 10% Minoxidil that can be made at a compounding pharmacy.. Hopefully, there is a few close to where you live. I would think that any doctor with a Canadian license could help you. If that does not work you could probably find a way to contact a US retailer that sells 5% Minoxidil over the counter to mail it to you. It is weird how in Canada they sell Tylenol with Codiene over the counter, but won't sell 5% Minoxidil.