View Full Version : Is propecia enough??

07-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Hi guys.
I noticed my receding hairline last year July and since then it has progressed rapidly. I have now been on propecia for 3 and a half months and during that time i have lost quite alot of the thin hairs around my temples... At this stage i still have quite alot of noticeably thin hair at my temples and do not want to lose it! Should i consider other options in addition to propecia to keep those hairs?? I am 21 yrs old

07-19-2014, 03:21 PM
It is really hard to answer this questions, because for some propecia is more than enough to regrow their hair. For some it will not even slow it down. If you don't really want to add anything else, I would say give it a few more months. If your hair doesn't respond, then you have some thinking to do.

07-19-2014, 10:40 PM
can supplement with .5mg dutasteride once a week
read a study that this enhances the 1mg fin the rest of the week

ask your derm
google dutasteride and fin together

funny i just posted someone else about this a few minutes ago

07-20-2014, 12:39 AM
So would it be a bad idea to get some minoxidil? Im worried it causes the hair to fall out.

07-30-2014, 09:48 PM
Propecia into their daily routine gives them the best shot at halting hair loss and preventing the need for a hair transplant for as long as possible.

08-04-2014, 05:58 AM

First of, it is great that you are catching hair loss at an early age! You've given yourself such an advantage so smile about that :)

I noticed irregularities with my hair at 17 years old and after 5 years of relentlessly researching and trying everything, I am now sat here at 22 with a near adolescent hairline and a respectively full head of hair. It has been in a word TRAUMATISING but that's what we are all here for, to share our knowledge and triumph over hair loss. I want to save you the heartache and mental torture that comes with hair loss.

I have been taking it solidly for 18 months now and it has been incredible. The hair regrowth around my hairline is amazing! Propecia does have it's ups and downs throughout the early months of taking it with some shedding but it is not hair loss, just a hair reset shall we say. So stick with it! I know everyone may react differently but one pill a day is worth the results it may bring. But please be persistent! Every hair loss surgeon and consultant I have spoken to swears by it and is adamant about consistent use. Boots Online are a great price, 90 for 3 months supply.

I know you haven't asked about concealers but Dermmatch is perfect! If applied correctly (which is not difficult) it is undetectable, water proof, sweat proof! It will only come off with shampoo. Applied correctly, you could really strengthen the hairs around your hairline. This can be a permanent solution for you or just a temporary one until the propecia (potentially) rocks your world. Dermmatch is about 30 for an amount that could last you a year, depends how much you need.

Hair Transplants
ZIERING ZIEIRNG ZEIRING. If you are considering the option of a hair transplant then... ZIERING! Your age could be an issue for them but they give you a free consultation and will talk to you about everything and talk about what's best for your future hair retention and restoration. It's not cheap but i know i speak for all when I say, there is no cost great enough to stop me feeling comfortable in my own skin.

Hair Styling
I'll keep this brief because I know far too much about this area. A full fringe will cover your temples really well. Or an 'UP/DOWN QUIFF' could do the trick and looks great, Push your hair up like Jedward (You know what I mean) and then softly press down on the top to bow your hair towards the front. The bowing with let it dip past your hairline whilst appearing to be pushed up out of your face.

Message me for more details! There's so much more to this!

Never lose hope, there's always a solution!

Peter Parker

08-04-2014, 06:34 AM
Thanks for the advice! Got some minoxidil to help with regrowth but then found out it will kill my cat. So now stuck with only propecia. Just hope that it is not making my hair worse

08-04-2014, 06:47 AM
Hair Transplants
ZIERING ZIEIRNG ZEIRING. If you are considering the option of a hair transplant then... ZIERING!

I'm afraid I have to disagree here.

Earlier this year, I went for a consultation with them, and the patient liaison officer with who I met, was more than happy to sign me up for a transplant, right then and there.

I then went for consultation with a different practise, and they told me that it was too soon - that they wouldn't be comfortable performing surgery. They insisted I should wait - to ensure stabilisation of the hair loss, and to allow the finasteride more time. Also (and this is important), that before proceeding with any surgery, it would be absolutely necessary for me to meet with former patients, those who have already undergone the procedure, to allow me see first-hand the results - only then, if I was still happy, would surgery go ahead.

This is, of course, just my personal experience.
Others may have had completely different, positive experiences, which I won't deny.
I would just urge a note of caution.

08-04-2014, 07:25 AM

Some people go to Disney world and have bad experiences, know what I mean?

I totally agree, it is completely subject to each personal experience! I can only go by my own experiences! But having undergone surgery with Ziering, they are amazing at what they do! Sorry to hear about your somewhat careless advice you recieved from them. I had about 4 consultations to finally get them to operate!

Peter Parker

08-04-2014, 07:42 AM
Some people go to Disney world and have bad experiences, know what I mean?

That's true.

And I'm pleased that your surgery worked out so well for you.

My intention is neither to promote or disparage any particular practise - when it comes to surgery, we all have to do our own research.

It's true, my experience was unfortunate, but I make no pretence that it is anyway representative. I just felt obliged to mention it - I would have felt funny had I not done so - that's all.

08-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Well whoever prescribed it to you should be able to advise you what to do. I dont know why you would even think about changing anything until 1 year or more to see how it goes first. If you have severe MPB in your family history than maybe after a year I would consider dut or something drastic if it really bothers you still.

08-04-2014, 11:09 PM
it should be enough for maybe half the people i guess