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About killersoup1

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    Hong Kong
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last year
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Extra Strength for Men
    Nizoral Shampoo
  1. It's very disheartening to hear that I cannot stop the hair loss completely through meds. Got two more questions: 1. How much can Dutasteride potentially slow it down by? Could it buy me a couple decades before my hairline goes noticeably further back? 2. What do you guys think about Dutasteride? I feel as though if it helps more than Finasteride, then why not use it as a first line of attack?
  2. Hi everyone, need some help. Background: So I am 22 years old. After a year on testosterone replacement therapy due to faulty body signalling, I noticed for the first time some hairline recession. Nothing too serious, but noticeable enough to bother me and cause me psychological stress. Prior to the replacement therapy, I had a full head of thick, bushy hair. Aside from the hairline recession my hair has remained the same. I have since agreed with the doctor to dial back on the testosterone dosage by 15% and have been using Finasteride, Minoxidil and Nizoral shampoo for the last 2-3 months. The hair loss is continually slowing down. Ideally I would like to have a small hairline transplant to recover a bit of what I have lost - I am not looking at recovering all of it as I know this would look unnatural later on. Being my age, my concern is obviously about the hair loss progressing. Thus I have decided to wait and stay on the Finasteride for at least another year to see how things go. Hence I have two follow up questions: My Questions: 1. If over the next year on Finasteride + Minoxidil I experience no further hair loss, or better yet partial reversal, Can I then potentially consider a hairline transplant without worrying about chasing my hairline? 2. Stemming from this, if I have success with the Finasteride and it halts all hair loss, will the Finasteride continue to remain effective over the coming years or does it become less effective? (I haven't managed to find any studies that suggest that it loses effectiveness over time) PS - I know that I am very young to be considering a transplant. Please do not get the wrong impression, this is not a decision I am taking lightly, and I am weighing up the risks. i will only go forward with it if I can be assured that the Finasteride will remain effective and therefore I do not have to worry about further recession. Please focus on my questions and not on my age. Thanks guys
  3. I have edited my post to show an old photo of my original hairline. Thanks for pointing that out. You should be able to see a difference now.
  4. Hi guys, Hi, I've always had a head of thick, curly hair. All my life I suffered from depression, but when I turned 20 it was at its worst. I made the stupid mistake of taking steroids as a means of getting some control over my life through my body. After a year on steroids I realised how foolish I had been, and stopped. When I truly registered the irreversible damage I had done to my hair I began taking Finasteride and Minoxidil. This has halted the hairline recession that the testosterone caused. Prior to the use of testosterone, I never experienced hair loss. My question is: Given the the fact that I didn't lose hair before taking high dose testosterone (500-750mg) and the fact that Finasteride and Minoxidil have halted the hair loss, should it be okay for me to get a small hairline transplant without having to worry too much about chasing my hairline? - Obviously I do not expect to return to my original hairline, as I know this would look unnatural at an older age. I simply want to add a bit to my hairline to hide some of the damage I have done. PS - I have attached a photo of my current hairline (shaved the sides, usually they are bushy) and a photo of my old hairline from 3 years ago. PS again - please do not flame me for using steroids. I was in a very dark place and did not consider the consequences. I know exactly how stupid it was, and have learned from my mistakes.
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