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    Hi guys, im a 25 year old male from the uk.

    Iv always had a lighty set back hairline, but the past year iv noticed the frontal sides have started to receed, its making me very consious and time consuming when coming to styling etc

    i guess, stress and worry over it can even make it worse

    i have considered acepting fate and shaving my head, but the thought of thats it for life is quite boring and depressing plus im not sure if it would suit me

    i love the idea of a HT but cost wise probably not just yet (although i have no idea on the rough cost?)

    so would it be a good idea to go on meds for a while and give then a try, evenif it slows any loss down that would be a bonus

    next question, what meds would be best for me? where to purchase? and at what cost?

    im finding me starting to worry and be more conscious about this day by day

    any help/advice is much appreciated guy

    Thanks

    Dan

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    i read about propecia and ''proscar????'' everywhere

    how easy is it to obtain the above and the reliability of them sources?

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    MHT Hair Loss Treatment

    on a side note anyone seen this? looks pretty cool!!!!!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufcfed View Post
    so would it be a good idea to go on meds for a while and give then a try.
    Yes. Absolutely. Give non-surgical treatment a try first. You will need to be on meds even if you do have a hair transplant anyways - so you might as well try.



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    next question, what meds would be best for me? where to purchase? and at what cost?
    There are only two medications proven to treat hair loss. Minoxidil (Rogaine/Regaine) and Finasteride (Propecia/Proscar).

    Rogaine/Regaine (or generic Minoxidil) are readily available at your local pharmacy.

    Propecia/Proscar (or generic Finasteride) requires a prescription from a doctor. It is a very good idea to get yourself evaluated by a doctor who specializes in treating hair loss. So seek out such a doctor.

    Other things that I have found helpful are Nizoral shampoo and the laser comb. Nizoral is available in two strengths, 2% prescription strength and 1% over the counter strength. I use the 1% over the counter strength. Here in the U.S. it is marketed as Nizoral A-D. You need a prescription from a doctor to get the 2% prescription strength Nizoral.

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    many thanks for all the above info, much appreciated

    i dont think nizoral would be ideal for me as i wash my hair daily due to gym routine etc and i heaed your only supposed to use it once or twice a week?

    secondly, WHERE is the best place to order propecia online, im in the uk. cheapest but also want geniune propecia

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufcfed View Post
    i dont think nizoral would be ideal for me as i wash my hair daily due to gym routine etc and i heaed your only supposed to use it once or twice a week?
    You can still use Nizoral. Just use it in place of your regular shampoo once or twice a week.



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    secondly, WHERE is the best place to order propecia online, im in the uk.
    I have no idea. Talk it over with your doctor. You need a prescription from him or her anyway.

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    ok guys digging up this thread again, i feel sooooooooo low due to my crappy hair!

    i hate the fact my hairline is receeding, i cant sleep, i stress about it, if its windy outside i dread it

    what do i do!? im 26 this year, no girlfriend, and i think shaving it is going to make me even more unappealing.

    I would love a HT, and could most probably get the money together to have one done, but then i worry, if its only been receeding the past 2 years and i have a HT now, then what when it receedes further

    i just feel so crappy about the whole situation

    i know there are far worse things in the world but hey.....this is me and how i feel

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    Iv attached two images, iv tried to slick my hair back as much as possible to show what it would look like but still hard to judge as obviously shaven, my head will be lighter


    Current Hair

    Potential Shaven

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufcfed View Post
    i love the idea of a HT but cost wise probably not just yet (although i have no idea on the rough cost?)

    so would it be a good idea to go on meds for a while and give then a try, evenif it slows any loss down that would be a bonus

    next question, what meds would be best for me? where to purchase? and at what cost?
    You need to be aware that hereditary hair loss is progressive. You also need to be aware that hair transplant surgery does nothing to stop the progression of hereditary hair loss. To slow down or possibly stop the progression of hereditary hair loss, you need to take meds. There is no way around it.

    It is a very good idea to try treating your hair loss for at least a full year before commiting to hair transplant surgery. Two years would be even better. There are only two medications that are proven to treat hereditary hair loss in males.

    Propecia (or generic Finasteride) blocks the formation of the hormone DHT that causes hereditary hair loss. Finasteride is not a growth stimulant though, it simply prevents hair follicles from further damage caused by DHT and "allows" hair follicles that can still grow hair to grow hair. The possible side effects are rare and you need to talk to your doctor to get a prescription. Here are some links about Propecia (or generic Finasteride).

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...a-finasteride/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...s-on-propecia/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...rmation-sheet/

    Rogaine/Regaine (or generic Minoxidil) is a growth stimulant but it does nothing to block the cause of hereditary hair loss (DHT). Minoxidil only stimulates hair follicles that can grow hair to start growing hair again. The possible side effects are mild and well tolerated by most who use it. Minoxidil is available at your local pharmacy and usually does not require a prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about it. Here are some links about Rogaine/Regaine (or generic Minoxidil).

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...ine-minoxidil/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...-on-minoxidil/

    These two medications do two different things. Using them together, they help each other to give you the best chances of slowing down or stopping your hair loss and possibly growing some hair back. Here is a link to some before and after photos of men who have treated their hair loss with these two medications.

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...atient-photos/

    Many use Nizoral shampoo in their regimen. The active ingredient in Nizoral is a mild anti-androgen that may be able to block DHT at the scalp. Nizoral is available in two strengths. A 2% strength that usually requires a prescription from a doctor and a 1% strength that is available with a prescription. You need to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out how to get it. It is important to note that you should not use the 1% strength more than once or twice per week. You should not use the 2% strength more than once per week. It is also a good idea to use a good quality moisturizing conditioner.

    Low level laser therapy increases the caliber, strength and improves the quality of the hair that you have. This effect makes the hair you have look fuller and more youthful. This effect also improves the quality of the hair that grows back from using Minxodil. There are no known side effects at this time. Here are some links about low level laser therapy.

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...laser-therapy/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...ax-laser-comb/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...loss-in-women/

    Remember what ever you do, you need to give treatment at least a full 12 months to find out if it is working for you. Two years would be even better. If you do not see improvement during that time or you cannot take the main medication that blocks the cause of hereditary hair loss, you need to learn how to come to terms with your hair loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy C View Post
    You need to be aware that hereditary hair loss is progressive. You also need to be aware that hair transplant surgery does nothing to stop the progression of hereditary hair loss. To slow down or possibly stop the progression of hereditary hair loss, you need to take meds. There is no way around it.

    It is a very good idea to try treating your hair loss for at least a full year before commiting to hair transplant surgery. Two years would be even better. There are only two medications that are proven to treat hereditary hair loss in males.

    Propecia (or generic Finasteride) blocks the formation of the hormone DHT that causes hereditary hair loss. Finasteride is not a growth stimulant though, it simply prevents hair follicles from further damage caused by DHT and "allows" hair follicles that can still grow hair to grow hair. The possible side effects are rare and you need to talk to your doctor to get a prescription. Here are some links about Propecia (or generic Finasteride).

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...a-finasteride/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...s-on-propecia/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...rmation-sheet/

    Rogaine/Regaine (or generic Minoxidil) is a growth stimulant but it does nothing to block the cause of hereditary hair loss (DHT). Minoxidil only stimulates hair follicles that can grow hair to start growing hair again. The possible side effects are mild and well tolerated by most who use it. Minoxidil is available at your local pharmacy and usually does not require a prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about it. Here are some links about Rogaine/Regaine (or generic Minoxidil).

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...ine-minoxidil/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...-on-minoxidil/

    These two medications do two different things. Using them together, they help each other to give you the best chances of slowing down or stopping your hair loss and possibly growing some hair back. Here is a link to some before and after photos of men who have treated their hair loss with these two medications.

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...atient-photos/

    Many use Nizoral shampoo in their regimen. The active ingredient in Nizoral is a mild anti-androgen that may be able to block DHT at the scalp. Nizoral is available in two strengths. A 2% strength that usually requires a prescription from a doctor and a 1% strength that is available with a prescription. You need to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out how to get it. It is important to note that you should not use the 1% strength more than once or twice per week. You should not use the 2% strength more than once per week. It is also a good idea to use a good quality moisturizing conditioner.

    Low level laser therapy increases the caliber, strength and improves the quality of the hair that you have. This effect makes the hair you have look fuller and more youthful. This effect also improves the quality of the hair that grows back from using Minxodil. There are no known side effects at this time. Here are some links about low level laser therapy.

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...laser-therapy/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...ax-laser-comb/

    http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medi...loss-in-women/

    Remember what ever you do, you need to give treatment at least a full 12 months to find out if it is working for you. Two years would be even better. If you do not see improvement during that time or you cannot take the main medication that blocks the cause of hereditary hair loss, you need to learn how to come to terms with your hair loss.
    Tracey thanks for all the info and links etc, i shall have a read through

    I just dont like the idea of staying on a med the rest of my life

    You say atleast a year on to see if theres any imrovement, well how long would it take for propecia to kinda kick in? ie if i start taking now will i still see a few months where im gonna receed more (which then wont come back?)

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