View Full Version : 23 year old diffuse thinner + temple recession

11-20-2015, 04:37 PM
Hey folks,

I have been experiencing MPB since I was 18, started at the temples, and have made me about a NW 3 now that I'm 23. Over the last 2 years, I have also experienced some diffusing thinning which got a lot stronger this summer: I had a huge shed and jumped on Finasteride about 2 months ago. Shedding has somewhat been reduced, or at least I have the feeling it has over the last 3 weeks (now about 20, 30 hairs a day maybe; beforehand, at least double that amount with me being able to pull out hair everywhere on top with no force at all).

With hairloss, I have of course experienced the normal emotions that come with it: Being obsessed how your hair looks (especially under bright light!); am depressive about it some days and spent tons of time online doing research.

I was wondering mainly about two things:
1. Is there anything else I can do to fight my diffuse hairloss? I will stay on Fin and am aware that the full effects will only be visible after a year or so. I know of Nizoral and Minox of course, but would rather stay with Fin as I simply do not want the danger of another shed after the one I have just experienced. Having said that, a transplant of course is definitely an option for me.

2. Which brings me to my second point: Can density be added to my hair through a transplant? This would be my ideal option. But I am afraid my grafts in the front are still so tightly packed that a surgeon will not perform on me. I would also only care about the frontal third to keep the frame of my face. If the answers is yes to this - which doctors should I consider? I have been a fan of Dr. Kellers work on density cases.

Thanks a lot for reading and even more for replying :)