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    Quote Originally Posted by baldozer View Post
    Saying Propecia is a cure for baldness is as good as saying castration is a cure for baldness. Secondly, propecia doesn't regrow hair, so how can it be a cure. A cure would be something that can turn a NW7 into a NW1. So, you can say that propecia is a way to stop baldness, but not a cure. A cure is something which can reverse some disease. For example, if we talk about a cure for diabetes, it wouldn't be something to prevent diabetes, but something that can bring a diabetic back to normal.
    I wont even bother addressing the first part of your comment. The second statement is just flat out wrong and a lie. Propecia is not a miracle cure, but has regrown hair for millions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred970 View Post
    We're not expecting a cure, anybody who's expecting a complete solution for baldness without any downsides is a fool.
    Everybody waiting for the "cure" need to understand this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notcoolanymore View Post
    Dayum!
    I know right? I keep telling myself I'm better off without her but she is smokin hot so its tough.

    You have a good point with Fin regrowing hair. I did regrow a decent amount at the crown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley79328 View Post
    very true!! Lots of products out there, but not one that stands out as effective. Lots that slow the process, lots that cover things up, but you are right no cure. My brother started thinning even before he graduated from highschool. It crushed him and his self esteem. It makes one wonder, if he had a cure then, if his life would be a lot different. I suspect so.
    My hair began thinning in high school but not to the point it was noticeable. I remember some guys in high school with strong recession but nothing like a Norwood 7. There is a post in another forum from a guy claiming to have been a Norwood 7 by his senior year. He shaved his head and was often harassed by security for appearing to be an older guy hanging out with the teenagers at school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35YrsAfter View Post
    There is a post in another forum from a guy claiming to have been a Norwood 7 by his senior year. He shaved his head and was often harassed by security for appearing to be an older guy hanging out with the teenagers at school.
    I have heard that when women are young(teens), they want a guy to appear older. But they probably want a guy to appear to be in his 20's not his 60's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
    The real reason that hair loss will never be cured is not that wig makers, transplant surgeons, and drug companies would lose money.
    False.

    Transplant surgeons would make MORE money. If you grow follicles like Dr. Lauster's team has done in a bioreactor.... who is going to implant them? And with a viable solution like that, you'd have more men going in for the procedure considering you dont have any scars in a donor area nor are you limited to 4-6,000 follicles from the donor area.

    Furthermore, wig makers are few and drug companies? Which ones..?? Merck? Because Minoxidil is generic, its patent has long since expired which leaves us with just ONE shitty treatment; Finasteride.

    A cure like that would actually BOOST the market.

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    It's 4000-6000 grafts, not follicles. That would be roughly 9000-13000 follicles.

    And the scarring from FUE is virtually invisible to the naked eye. But maybe I'm just saying that because I have my first FUE the day after tomorrow .

    But you're right, less limitations, more people will want to go for a hair transplant, so more profit for hair transplant surgeons.

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    The limitations of grafts available from the donor area is the #1 reason why more men don't opt for a hair transplant. If you had an infinite supply of follicles from a bioreactor like the one Dr. Gerd Lindner created, you can bet both your libido-lacking-finasteride-induced testicles the market for hair transplants would EXPLODE.

    If released today, the demand for such a procedure would outnumber the supply of hair transplant doctors by a ridiculous number... and that's not even up for debate. HT doctors would quickly find themselves booked for a long time to come... and anyone else wanting to make cash would enter this industry. Competition would eventually rise and drive the prices for the procedure lower than what we could expect them to be initially. Whichever country has a hair loss treatment available first will reap the benefits from taxes significantly. USA alone has a revenue of over 1 billion dollars on hair products that DONT EVEN WORK.

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    Hellouser I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I'm saying the reason is not that anyone would lose money. I agree that there is more money to be made. I'm just saying the average person thinks that hair loss is cured. They think that it is easy to regrow hair, that hair transplant surgery is the easiest solution, that not doing either of these things is laziness and letting yourself go, and that hairpieces are ridiculous because there are so many other options available. Obviously (to us) all these ideas are false, but from the average person's perspective hair loss is cured, and that is why it will never actually be cured.

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    Mike is right. I've had my peers patronizing me at university when I was 20 and so down about my balding telling me that their father was bald too. That when they "become bald", they'll just have a hair transplant and be done with. Right! They don't even realise that to have a hair transplant, you have to lose your hair first, and that it takes years, sometimes even decades! But no, they think they wake up one morning and are like "oh I'm balding, let's have a hair transplant to solve it once and for all! Fred was such an idiot to be depressed about this. I'm smarter!"

    Morons.

    Like hellouser, sometimes I despise people and society.

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