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Old 08-28-2012, 11:51 PM
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If I were to add another thing into the mix along with Propecia to save my hair and also help to improve future hair growth would you add laser or Rogaine?

Which of the 2 do most people find to be more effective?

I am about 2 weeks post op.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:05 AM
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I tried rogaine for about 6 months, made no difference at all. I use a Raymax 21 laser 4 times a week. There are various reports on the effectiveness of using a laser, so i wouldn't want to recommend it, but when using it, i can feel it stimulating the skin, my hair does seem thicker since using it and my transplanted hairs have seen rapid early growth.

Just an observation. Again, don't take it as scientific proof as it's not proven either way. If you are going to get a laser, get the raymax as it has 21 lasers in as opposed to the hairmax ones which have a max of 12 and cost far more.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:42 AM
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I can't seem to find the Raymax 21.

Also, what do you think of the Igrow helmet?
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Defo include Rogaine foam if you want o add anything effective to fight MPB.

Laser is BS in my honest opinion - save your money!
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rogaine hands down. The reason s2thoudriver didn't see results at 6 months is because that's about as long as it takes for it to just start showing results. Medications such as rogaine and propecia you should use for an entire year before making a final decision on where your results are at, and this should also be looked at by a doctor when you start and when you finish that year.
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I truly believe if laser therapy were effective, we would be hearing all kinds of positive feedback about it, especially from women. The reason I say women is because a larger percent of women who suffer from hairloss have the generalized thinning pattern throughout their scalps (see the Ludwig scale for females).

So while there may be some argument for it, I do not see the clinical confirmations (evidence) across the board.

Both Propecia and Rogaine (minoxidil) continue to be the two most effective FDA approved measures for fighting MPB in men.
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Ok. I suppose that if Rogaine is going to possibly make me shed some hair at first I may as well start it now during the shock loss phase?

Any recommendations from experience here?

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Shedding on meds initially is not uncommon.

Start off slow and steady - ie 1 application for the first month and allow the hair/body to get introduced. Wine and dine rather than straight into bed
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As stated in my previous post and other laser threads, i am not endorsing these products, only going off what i have seen on my own scalp... which is:

a) My ex girlfriend (who didn't know i was using the laser) said (after 3 months using it) how my hair looked thicker and more shiny. This was pre HT

b) My hair growth since my HT has been rapid and the hairs are coming through strong. Plus i've only had 2 pimples, indicating that something... is working to keep the recipient site healthy and also stimulate the follicles.

I am not using rogaine, meds or anything else (apart from vitamins), so make of it what you will.

Just google 'laser raymax' and it comes straight up, for those who wish to invest in a relatively cheap handled laser without blowing big bucks

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:58 PM
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s2thoudriver,

I found the Raymax's but I couldn't specifically find the Raymax 21 that you mentioned. I found a handheld with 19 lasers but not the 21 you mentioned. Did you happen to mean the 19?
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