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Old 11-16-2017, 05:58 PM
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Hi everyone Iím new to the forum . Iím a Norwood 2.. just started receding in temple n hairline .. itís been a slow decline for me . Itís just this year where Iím accepting I might go bald .. and Iím scared .. Iím 38 and look very youthful still . My girlfriend is 25 and beautiful Iím afraid Iím going to look old in a few years with thinning hair .. then imma lose confidence in myself and wonít be able to keep her . my hair loss is making me sad ..
is it possible for me to go bald like mr. burns? Or will It eventually stop maybe to Norwood 3 ?
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:04 PM
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When did you start propecia? If you are a 38 year old NW2, you'll likely never be a Mr Burns.

Keep your body in shape and you'll be a hard of the majority of people, especially as your girl ages too.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for the advice .. itís much appreciated.. the reason I feel Iím going bald because I went to the kaiser dermatologist to get a prescription for fin and when he saw me first thing he said was u gonna be bald like Bruce Willis .. without even using a microscope to check for miniaturization or any other test .. heís a young Asian doctor that doesnít have much experience in hairloss .. he didnít even know if there was a DHT test or the positive and negative side effects of fin. Iím like is it that bad ? Iím 38 , with no family history of hair loss .. all of my brothers and father had thick thick hair like I used to have ..My hair loss has just begun to be noticeable .. well anyways it seemed like I knew more about hair loss than he did .. so I donít trust his opinion ..
Iím getting a hair transplant next month with new hair institute with dr Jae Pak and William Rassman in California .. for 1000-1200 grafts for the frontal hairline .. right now my hair is too flat and I canít comb it correctly ..
in my video interview with dr Rassman he said Iím not going to be bald . He said he will bet a million bucks on it ..
My question however .. is it okay for me to get the hair transplant , since I still have hair / miniaturized hair in the front .. will the surgery be beneficial to me ? Since thereís a chance that I could get shockloss and lose those hairs in the front .. I have fine hair and was losing hair when I shake my head .. but Iíve been on propecia for 2 months now .. n its a blessing .. my hair donít fall out like it was .: propecia works ! Sides effects of lower libido has been tolerable . Itís better than losing hair .. Iím hoping propecia will thicken up my current hair and I be happy with that .
Also what Norwood am I ? Obvious recession in the hairline and some thinning on the crown . Im tired of having bad hair I want to look good again. At least until Iím 45 .. before I would need another transplant .. what u guys think ? Please help I get no help from doctors or friends .. this forum has been helping me get through this phase .. Iím more knowledgeable because of it .. thanks everyone for the advice
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:48 PM
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I think your fingernails are a bigger issue than your hair! Cut those suckers!
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:52 PM
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I want to contribute to this community also and give my personal experience.. I was experiencing a slight recession in the temples 4 years ago . Told my kaiser general doctor of my fear of my hair loss .. he prescribed me rogaine.. I was a nowrwood 1 n felt like it made my hair worse so quit in 2 months .. cuz of the shedding ( my fault should of kept using it ) then was prescribed finasteride.. used it for 4 months.. n didnít feel like it was helping my hair at the temples grow so I quit that too even though i think it helped .. it cus I was in denial that I had mpb I quitted fin .. 1 and a half year later in 2017 .. i lost about 30 percent of my hair in the top . N the front temples receded to be noticeable like how it is now .. I wished I would of stayed in finasteride in 2015 or else I wouldnít be wasting $10K to get back what I lost with a hair transplant .. so no more denial .. Ií have to actively fight this hair battle n educate myself with hair loss .. Or imma lose this war ..
.. Iím still uneducated about hair loss however. N want confirmation if I have MPB or just getting old .. when I go get my hair transplant in a month. NHI / Rassman, n jae pak will do a bulk measurement of My hair n see the caliber of my hair and what future hair loss I should expect .. it would ease my mind n give me a plan of what I need to do .. thatís the main reason I chose them.. I want to know if Iím just getting old , or have MPB . Or is it because I smoke n drink too much .. I read somewhere that your hair indicates how your body is feeling .. so Iím hoping to understand things so I make the effort to do something about it ..
P.s. I feel the pain of the people on this forum .. Iím just starting to lose my hair n its damaging my mind . I can definitely feel the pain of others that has a more aggressive hair loss and at an early age .. just know itís all good .. theres people out there that donít Judge n feel ur pain ..
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:31 AM
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Thanks bad beat for your reply made me smile .. so I cutted my nails
But yeah my hair isnít bad itís just not as how it was .. Right now i donít use any any products on my hair like hairspray n gel cuz I donít want breakage .. but my hair doesnít look good .. itís just flat n provide coverage .. I had so much hair before I took it for granted .. always dyeing my hair n not keeping up with my nutrition. Itís time I stop those things.. but Damn losing hair n getting old sucks.. Iíve had a health condition in my early twenties that hasnít let me enjoy life .. n now Iím dealing with hair loss also .. itís a double whammy .. feeling depressed bout that.. Iím just trying to stay good looking so my girl will marry me one day.. I gotten used to being a good looking guy most my life n now realizing Iím getting old and age is affecting me.. Iím scared , old age , life , health condition n hair loss .. thanks for letting me vent .. itís appreciated .
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:05 PM
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So at first when I notice my hair loss .. I started to tell my best friends , they didnít think much of it cuz It wasnít noticeable cuz of how I comb my hair like Justin Bieber to cover up the recession .. ever since then my one jack ass friend kept trying to notice my hair loss and point it out .. thinking heís funny .. it wasnít funny to me .. well I donít consider him a best friend anymore but more of a long time friend .. n when I told my mom she was like thatís bad n humiliating .. I was like what the heck mom , losing hair isnít shameful .. itís just losing hair .. it has nothing to do with what kind of man I am.. so yeah I donít look good as I used to to but I donít feel ashamed cuz of my thinning hair .. I never done nothing wrong to anyone I still have confidence in that .. but yep .. get on propecia as soon as u can .. I wished I done it 2-3 years ago ,, would of kept most my hair .. itís cuz I was in denial , n no support from friends and family and kaiser. But thatís my fault I didnít open up to them n kept it to myself .. n didnít know how to do research n read too many negative things about propecia. So wasteded years on shampoos n supplements , n $799 for a laser cap that didnít seem to do much .. rogaine does grow miniaturized hairs .. but itís not hair that is sustainable.. they break and fall off very easily .. propecia to me seems to make ur hair thicker so it wonít fall out of ur scalp as easily .. but so yeah .. Iím getting the hair transplant next month to give me back 5 years of my youth .. wishfully I wonít need another for awhile .. itís so expensive n time consuming .. wish yíall the best
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:36 PM
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I think your fingernails are a bigger issue than your hair! Cut those suckers!
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But Legend007 you are losing hair very slowly, relax you'll never be Bruce Willis.

But maybe Jackie chan!
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:56 PM
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Haha thanks , I donít mind being Jackie chan
What worries me is my hair caliber is thin throughout the top of my scalp .. itís just I have A lot of hair still so it doesnít Appear like Iím balding . Same amount of hair follicles just thinner n weaker . but doesnít that mean Iím a patterned diffuse thinner .. I can go bald quickly since my hair only has a few good cycles left before they become too thin n fall out .. for example I was still a Norwood 1 . One year ago, but my hair has been shrinking in size for the last 3 years .. now my temples left side bald n right side receding to catch up with the other side .. in one year only, it did that .. now Iím a Norwood 2 heading to 3 in the next 2 year .. wishfully Fin will thicken things n halt the MPB so I can stay at a Norwood 2 for 5 -7 years I be happy .. while the hair transplant for 1200 to the hairline will bring me back what I lost .. thatís the game plan right now .. kinda want to head into my forties feeling confident about myself again ..
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:06 PM
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Bro, I'm 22 with Diffused Pattern Alopecia. I'm on the fast track for norwood 6 probably by the time I'm 25. Trust me, your hair is solid.
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