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About pryzbo646

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood II
  • 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
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
  1. Second this opinion. If you want to get rid of the horseshoe SMP might be your best option.
  2. As said before, without pics its hard for any of us to tell anything. But overall, at 5 months you still have a lot of growth ahead of you. Check out some other people's progression over the year after their HT- it might give you a better idea of what to expect. Try to stay positive man. Good luck.
  3. MrGio-WHTCClinic thanks for the reply. I'm currently taking 5000 mcg of Biotin and my doctor is fine with it.
  4. Hi Everyone, Posting to seek the advice of people more experienced in stopping hair loss than myself. I'm trying to maximize what I can do to slow down my hair loss. My situation: I am a 27 year old male that has been experiencing hair loss for roughly 5 years. Hair loss docs have put me at a NW 2 heading into a NW 3. In the past 18 months my hair loss seems to have kicked up a notch. I no longer show my hairline in my hairstyle. My crown is thinning as well. Overall, my hair loss has been slowly progressing over time and has not been catastrophic or sudden. What I'm have done/am currently doing about my hair loss: Tried Propecia for 6 months in my early 20s. Experienced sides and quit using it. Minoxidil 5% daily. Biotin daily as well. Nizoral 2% three times a week. I have also received four PRP treatments. Three were with the same doctor in NYC. He used a PRP + ACell combo. Anecdotally, it seemed to slow the shedding of my hair by the time I had completed the three treatments (one month apart for each). I recently tried a new doctor after moving to Philadelphia and was not impressed with their services. Getting back to NYC for more treatments with the original doctor isn't really possible at the moment due to job conditions and $$$. I use Toppik on my crown. It has a nice cosmetic effect at this point. I have seen, or had online consultations with, several of the best hair loss docs around. Most have advised me against surgery at this time (which I agree with). Questions: Does anyone have any additions to my hair loss fighting regimen they'd recommend? I have a needle roller but have not used it. Found this study, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3746236/ do you all think it's legitimate? Propecia didn't work for me. Doctors I've spoken to and the research I've done seem to discount treatments like Saw Palmetto and laser caps. Other treatments I've researched seem like straight up snake oil. Any help, tips or suggestions are very appreciated. Thanks everyone!
  5. Hey All, I'm looking for some advice from the community on whether I should consider surgery (or wait) and how to perfect my daily routine to prevent hair loss. Below is a short history of my hair loss and some questions. Any wisdom/advice or recommendations would be immensely appreciated! My Hair Loss Timeline: -I started noticing my hair falling out around age 20/21. I have a family history of hair loss on my mothers side. My fathers side does not suffer from hair loss until they are in their 60s. -I went to Dr. Bernstein in NY and he proscribed Propecia and Rogaine. I used them as directed until I began to suffer from unprompted depression. After conversing with Dr. B he recommended that I stop using Propecia but continue with the Rogaine. -After several years of Rogaine my hairline has continued to recede and my crown area has begun to thin out as well. -I did my research and decided to try PRP + ACell to stem the tide of my hair loss. I did 3 rounds 1 month apart beginning February 2016. I am due to go back to Dr. Hollande Chen later this month for a follow up. It seems to have helped more in my hairline than the crown. -Recently, I have submitted online consultations with Dr. Feller and Bloxham (who I have also seen in person and will again very soon), Hasson and Wong and Rahal. Hasson recommended a small strip procedure to reestablish my hairline. However, Dr. Rahal said I am not far along enough to have any surgical work done. -I have recently purchased Nizoral shampoo and have put Biotin in my daily anti-hair loss routine. I'm also trying to be more consistent with my Minox use too. _______________ Attached are some pictures that help illustrate my hair loss and short term goals. I drew a possible hairline in a few pictures. All pictures were taken with damp hair and without using concealer (Toppik). _______________ Questions: 1) Different doctors have recommended surgery, others have advised against it. Do you think surgery is in line with my short-term goal of having a solid hairline for my wedding? 2) What advice do you have for someone in my position? I am 26 about to be 27. 3) Should I add anything to my current hair loss routine? (Minox, PRP + ACell, Biotin and Nizoral) 4) Is topical finasteride a safe alternative to pill fin.? Does it have the same side effects as the oral form? I've been struggling to find scientific papers on this issue. 5) Out of the doctors I have been conversing with- do you have any recommendations of who I should go with? Again, I really appreciate any ideas or recommendations you guys have! Thank you!
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