21 and suffering from male pattern baldness, advice needed!

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  • andy456
    Junior Member
    • Mar 2010
    • 1

    21 and suffering from male pattern baldness, advice needed!

    Hello all,

    I'm 21 and for 3 years I have slowly noticed that I am suffering from male pattern baldness, at the front of my hairline in the corners.

    Now I've read on the internet about possible treatments etc, I know that I'm not going to be able to take anything to regrow my lost hair, but I have read about things I can take that can stabalise my hair loss

    Whether this is true or not I don't know, but after reading about the Boots hair loss programme which "claims" 9 out of 10 men keep their hair with their programme, I'm starting to question whether I should sign up and whether these treatments do actually halt or slow down the process, which is why I am here and hoping others can offer me advice!

    Thanks in advance for any replies
  • mattj
    Doctor Representative
    • Oct 2009
    • 1422

    I picked up that Boots leaflet a while ago. I thought 9 out of 10 was quite a bold claim. It seems to involve a prescription for finasteride (propecia/proscar) and Minoxidil (Rogaine/Regaine) and little else other than regular check-ups with the pharmacist. You can acquire these products for much less online without a prescription, although I'll leave it up to others to suggest a source as I've had other arrangements for a while and don't know the best places.

    And yes, they can indeed halt your hairloss. With Rogaine you might also re-grow some hair, but maintaining what you have is normally the best that can be hoped for, especially with loss at the hairline.
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    • Dr. Glenn Charles
      IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon
      • Nov 2008
      • 2423

      You can likely achieve the same results using over the counter foam Rogaine once daily at night and getting a prescription for Propecia. I offer this to patients during a complimentay consultation and I am sure that many other hair restoration physicians do as well.
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