View Full Version : Should I start with hairloss meds? (pics)

07-06-2014, 08:02 AM

I'm about to turn 26 and in the last 5 years my hairline at the temples has been receding very slowly. I have thick hair and have no hairloss whatsoever on the top of my head and no hairloss on the crown. My 2 year older brothers hairline at the temples is also receding but less than mine. My father and all relatives experienced minor hairloss at the temples before 30 but they all kept their hair even now when their 50+. Although their hair is rather thin with some bald patches. I would love to get some answers to:

- Based on the photos and this info, how does it look?
- If I want to prevent hairloss and even grow some hair back on the temples, would it be wise for someone at my stage to start with Rogaine and Propecia?
- Is it possible to get hair to grow back on the temples as it was before by using Rogaine?
- Does hairloss occur in different stages in life? Can I expect it to continue at this pace or is it possible that the hairloss will stop or that the pace might increase or decrease?

Thanks a lot!


(The last pic is 5 years old. That's when I now noticed it started happening)

07-06-2014, 09:33 AM
At this point your hair looks very good. Yes hair loss can progress and then stop at different stages of life. Some men start to recede early and then it just stays stable for many years. The problem with starting medication at your stage is that it could make things worse before they stabilize or get better. Unless your hair loss seems aggressive, I would just track in for a while. Watch is carefully and if you think it's really getting worse, find a doctor who understands hair loss and get checked out.

07-08-2014, 02:31 AM
Thanks for your reply, it's really appreciated! I'm currently really happy about my hair and the hairloss at the temples doesn't bother me that much, my fear lies in losing a lot more hair in the future.

If I don't start using Rogaine/minox now and wait a few years. Isn't there a risk that the hair follicules will die (if they aren't dead already) and that minox won't work anymore? Compared to if I start using minox now and the hair follicules might still be "alive"?