Username: rws

Basic Information

Year Born:
United Kingdom

Hair Loss Story

Noticed thinning in my mid-20s, and started Regaine, then a few years later, finasteride in my late 20s. My best advice is: catch it early. Attacking the hair loss early has really helped to stabilise it, and thinning has ground to a halt....

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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?:
In the last 10 years
Norwood Level if Known:
Norwood II A
What Best Describes Your Goals?:
Maintain Existing Hair, Maintain and Regrow Hair, Considering Surgical Hair Restoration, Considering Non-Surgical Treatments, I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

Have you ever had a hair transplant?:
Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime:
Rogaine Foam, Nizoral Shampoo
Other Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments:
Oral Minoxidil (10mg Loniten twice daily) - NOTE this is prescribed for hypertension - choice of drug was made in consultation with my physician, who agreed to prescribe Loniten in order to attack both the hair loss and hypertension together
MSM (two 1000mg capsules daily)
Saw palmetto (2 360mg capsules daily)

Hair Loss Forum Profile


Treatment Regimen

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

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Rogaine Foam

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

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Nizoral Shampoo

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

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Photos and Blog Updates

FUE 1000 grafts, Jun 2012

In order to thicken up the region behind the hairline, and get even more unbroken density into the hairline itself, I had a slightly smaller second FUE session of just over 1000 grafts. It was all done in a single day this time.

Created: 7/2/2012

Updated: Updated 5 year(s) ago

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FUE 1500 grafts, Feb 2011

Progress of my 1500 graft FUE session from February 2011

Created: 2/11/2011

Updated: Updated 6 year(s) ago

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Post FUE (1500 grafts) day 4

Day 4 after my two-session FUE procedure to transplant just over 1500 grafts (around 3000 hairs) to rebuild the hairline and fill in gaps left by diffuse thinning. My hair loss has been stable for some years thanks to finasteride and minoxidil, but the time had come for me to take the next step towards fixing my hair, and move away from a dependency on cosmetic concealers like Toppik (although...

Created: 2/11/2011

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