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    Question is it true that diffuse thinning is the worst form of baldness ?

    i heard that it very difficult to get implants when you are a diffuse thinner because of "shock loss" or something like this (don't remember exactly)
    is this true ?

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    It depends, the diffuse form is usually very aggressive you reach the last stage of hair loss quickly. It will not be difficult for me to have a HT as I'm already completely bald at 23.

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    If the diffuse thinning includes the donor area that often would make the patient not a very good candidate for hair transplantation surgery.
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    Diffuse thinning really sucks. I'm a diffuse thinner and have been balding for almost a year and most of my top hair is gone. Isn't that crazy?

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    How did you guys first realize that you were diffuse thinners? Also, what are your family histories concerning mpb?

    My fear is that I wouldn't realize I was one until it was too late.

    I've also heard that diffuse thinners respond best to propecia.

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    If it really does progress as fast as you guys say, I'm not gonna risk it and just hop on propecia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred970 View Post
    It depends, the diffuse form is usually very aggressive you reach the last stage of hair loss quickly. It will not be difficult for me to have a HT as I'm already completely bald at 23.
    did you get used to it ? did you use finasteride before ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Glenn Charles View Post
    If the diffuse thinning includes the donor area that often would make the patient not a very good candidate for hair transplantation surgery.
    i thought that mpb only affected the hairs on the top of the head ?is there people who become completely bald ? it must be very rare
    what if the diffuse thinning affect only the top of the head ? is it possible to get implants to restore some density ?

    Quote Originally Posted by slantofreality View Post
    Diffuse thinning really sucks. I'm a diffuse thinner and have been balding for almost a year and most of my top hair is gone. Isn't that crazy?
    how old are you? did you take finasteride before ?

    Quote Originally Posted by optimisticyouth View Post
    How did you guys first realize that you were diffuse thinners? Also, what are your family histories concerning mpb?

    My fear is that I wouldn't realize I was one until it was too late.

    I've also heard that diffuse thinners respond best to propecia.
    my dad is diffuse thinner, i didn't realize i have mpb until 23 because i believed in this myth that you only get mpb from mother side and thought that the massive shedding was due to anxiety
    all the hairs on the top of my head are thinnig, i can see my scalp through the hairs

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    I realized I was going bald when I gelled my hair to go to school. I slicked it back and saw a bunch of hairs on my hands and freaked out. Then the itching came and I knew i had to be going bald. The itching is such a pain too. its pretty much non stop itch all day long. My maternal grandfather is bald. No idea is he's a diffuse thinner. My uncles from my mom's side all have thick hair with the hairline of a 12 year old. From my dad's, every guy is bald and diffuse thinners. But unlike them, my balding is progressing really fast. I saw pics when my uncles were 30 and they still had hair. Yeah, just get on fin. Even if you're on fin, you have to take it months to a year to see if it even works for you. So you'll still be losing hair while you're on it.

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    I'm confused slantofreality.
    In your first post you're talking about a receding hairline, now you're a diffuse thinner.
    People with 'pattern baldness' will eventually start thinning on other places than their hairline, but generally taken diffuse thinners have no recession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morbo View Post
    I'm confused slantofreality.
    In your first post you're talking about a receding hairline, now you're a diffuse thinner.
    People with 'pattern baldness' will eventually start thinning on other places than their hairline, but generally taken diffuse thinners have no recession.
    By losing hair on top, I mean top of my head. My temples have receeded a little bit. But you can't really tell.

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