Hi there, I first started to notice my hair receeding when i was around 19, the fine baby hairs at the front would come out everyday as i styled my hair, then gradually over the next 8 or 9 years my hair very slowly was creeping back at the temples.
This really affected me when i was in my early 20's, i had feelings of helplessness, that i couldnt control the situation, that i was inferior to other males my age, why was this happeining to me, the fact it didnt hurt but just crept up on you and destroyed your confidence.
Around the age of 27 it started to thin at the front temples too, this is when i realised i had to act.
So i contacted a hair los specialist in London and started on Dustasteride, i took this for a year with great results, but the side effects were a big problem, being 27 with a greatly reduced libido was no fun, so after the years course ran out i stopped, it wasnt until i was about 31 i started on minoxidil, various different incarnations, spectral dnc, then rogaine foam, the foam is incredible, i use it front to thicken up what i have, and at the crown to hopefully prevent any bald spot appearing.
This was all going fine, but i then decided to take the next step and go for FUE surgery, which was completed this week, 12/09/11, i had 1558 grafts, and am in the process of healing, im really looking forward to seeing the results.