Username: Pat - Publisher of this Community

Basic Information

Year Born:
1963
Gender:
Male
Country:
United States
State:
FL

Hair Loss Story

I started losing my hair in my mid twenties. I felt cheated of my youth. I knew that at the rate I was thinning I was fast heading for a severely receding hairline or worse yet - bald well before age 30. And at that time (late 1980s) there...

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Hair Loss Overview

Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern:
Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
How long have you been losing your hair?:
10 years +
Norwood Level if Known:
Norwood V
What Best Describes Your Goals?:
Maintain and Regrow Hair, Considering Non-Surgical Treatments, I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

Have you ever had a hair transplant?:
Yes
Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime:
Generic Finasteride, Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men, Nizoral Shampoo, Nioxin Shampoo, Dermmatch
Comments about hair loss treatments you've tried or are considering:
While finasteride hasn't regrown any hair for me that I'm aware of, I do think it has helped me slow my hair loss in the crown area. Minoxidil 5% (i.e. Rogaine) does seem to thicken my hair to a limited degree in the crown as well. It has been multiple sessions of hair transplantation that have given me the most dramatic and lasting improvements.

Hair Transplant Doctor

Dr. Ron Shapiro

Hair Loss Web Site

My Hair Loss Website

Hair Loss Forum Profile

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Treatment Regimen

Generic Finasteride

This FDA approved drug is one of the most effective hair loss treatments on the market today.

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Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men

Applied twice daily to the balding areas, this topical treatment has been FDA approved and proven to stimulate hair regrowth. (Read More)

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Nizoral Shampoo

An anti-inflammatory shampoo containing ketoconazole - a mild DHT inhibitor to treat baldness

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Nioxin Shampoo

A deep scalp cleansing and nutrient rich shampoo to help unclog pores essential for healthy hair growth

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Dermmatch

Topically applied to the scalp/hair to cover up the appearance of baldness

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Photos and Blog Updates

Taking our community to a higher level of...

We hope that you like the new Hair Restoration Social Network and forum. We've worked behind the scenes for almost a year now to assure that all photos, posts, member info and URLs from our original forum carry over. Bill has really worked hard dealing with the many tedious details needed to make this happen.   In this new community, you'll find many new exciting social networking...

Created: 4/26/2010

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From too much hair, to too little, to just right.

It's been a long journey from my days in high school when I had almost too much hair to my late twenties and early thirties when I felt prematurely old and bald(ing). But fortunately I was able to counter act much of my balding using a combination of multiple hair transplants, finasteride and minoxidil. For me it was like rolling back time and in many ways it felt like regaining my lost...

Created: 4/26/2010

Updated: Updated 3 year(s) ago

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