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I agree, Fin grew back alot of hair mainly on my back crown area....If i did go back on,i would get the 1mg tabs and take .25mg e.d.....id like to prove this condition was something else other than Fin side effects, like you said the body changes as you get older. But its still a gamble, with ED and sexual sides.

 

Glad to hear Fin worked for you, i ckd out your blog, seems you're about a decade younger than me? ...funny i had more hair than you 10yrs ago! Alot changes in 10yrs thats for sure...late 40s are rough, it happens overnite! Its good that you were proactive back then. You never experienced any sides with Fin?

 

Im starting to see alot of growth in the front everyday now, im hoping the density will thicken over the next few months, but I agree...going to need more in the back crown. Ill prob schedule another HT this next winter for 1500 grafts in the crown ...Im hoping i have at least that much in my donor...

 

Yeah, you were a late bloomer for hair loss if you had a full head 10 years ago.

 

I'm 39. I'd probably be somewhere around where you are without it so I'm hoping it mostly carries me through my 40s.

 

I have seen guys that were early nw3s that stayed that way through their 60s.

 

Late hairloss that goes advanced is less likely than early, but it happens. Remember TV evangelist Jim Bakker? Google that dude now. Crazy.

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Yeah, you were a late bloomer for hair loss if you had a full head 10 years ago

 

I have seen guys that were early nw3s that stayed that way through their 60s.

 

Late hairloss that goes advanced is less likely than early, but it happens. Remember TV evangelist Jim Barker? Google that dude now. Crazy.

 

I hope you're right about late hair loss although it seems I hope you're right about late hair loss although it seems to that sped up this is a picture of me in 2009 my hair was so much thicker it's ridiculous! I'm 40 years old in that picture. Granted I don't have an overhead picture but I assure you the back of my head was thick... aging sure plays a cruel joke on us all lol

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12/11/17 2500 FUE Grafts with Dr. Steven Gable

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Can anyone confirm the consensus of whether or not, low dose Fin (.25 e.d.) significantly reduces risk of sexual sides, compared to higher doses?

 

Ive read both ways, where its not so much the actual dosage, but the way the drug shuts down (hormone) over "time"..."time" being the keyword. Id love to speak to a Doc that can really break down the way Fin works on a hormonal level. Seems alot of the horror stories involving Fin, were also on very low doses.....id love to hear thoughts on this. Its a shame its such an efficient Rx for hair loss, and really the only thing that works...


12/11/17 2500 FUE Grafts with Dr. Steven Gable

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I went on Fin for 2 months, and then mysteriously started to developed severe hives and itching out of nowhere...i still cant explain this condition but cant help but assume it was from the Fin. Ive have zero health issues or allergies and the ONLY thing i changed in my life was adding that Rx....so i stopped using it....despite it working quite well.

 

That being said i dont think id agree that im on a pattern for "advanced loss" as you put it...ive had thick hair my entire life, and only started to thin in recent years..im going to be 50 this summer so, YES iam thinning for sure, but not sure its full speed ahead for advanced loss....my Doc didn't mention anything like that either. But did note some miniaturization on the the back crown area.

 

We transplanted a total of over 7000 hairs (2500 grafts with a 2.5 average) thats alot of hair ...most went into the front triangular section of the scalp, fortifying the very front hairline with most, then with more mixed in with the native hair going back into the front, and then about 400 o/ 500 in the thinning crown area...(which may need more later). It was a very smart use of the amount of grafts, addressing most of the concerns in order of importance.

 

Since this update, there has been noticeable improvement of the front hair line NEW growth, as well as some overall density of my native hair, and what i hope is shock loss returning.

 

I agree with you, Fin was very effective, and would offer alot more from my HT, however there are just too many risks with that drug that unfortunately out weight the pros... I went into this with the intent on being completely drug free, as many do. And iam a firm believer that a HT is NOT contingent on Fin to be successful...

 

I think in the months to come i will have a good outcome, just hoping for a good density turn out from the procedure...iam confident in my surgeon Dr Gable, and i will revisit the crown area with perhaps another small transplant maybe next year IF my thinning advances.

 

Thanks for your reply I will update in a couple of months!

 

Hey Matt, glad to hear the hair is starting to come back. I totally understand how you must've felt but as most have said on this forum, this is a game of patience. Look forward to seeing your awesome hair in a couple of months!!


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Would be curious to see how you're coming along as well.


Hair loss patient and transplant veteran. Once a Norwood 3A.

Received 2,700 grafts with coalition doctor on 8/13/2010

Received 2,380 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 9/30/2011

Received 1,820 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 7/28/2016

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15 hours ago, lukeyb1687 said:

@MattyNJ1 How is the hair coming along? Hope all is going well man!

Touch and go for the 1st 6 months,..9 and 10 were good months for me though. I plan to write a progress post in December @12 months. Looks like you are doing really well with yours!  i believe we both had our HT's the same day if im not mistaken...although i think you have more done mine was 2500... 

This was at the 6 month mark. I was back on fin for about three months trying to recover a lot of shock loss from the procedure, which I think was a good decision at that point in time. I will post a full report in a couple of months seeyah then! happy growing!  

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12/11/17 2500 FUE Grafts with Dr. Steven Gable

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MattyNJ1, Great progress and thank you for sharing your HT experience, glad to see that your shock loss/hair regrowth has stabilized...

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Looking good, you're well on your way.


Hair loss patient and transplant veteran. Once a Norwood 3A.

Received 2,700 grafts with coalition doctor on 8/13/2010

Received 2,380 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 9/30/2011

Received 1,820 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel on 7/28/2016

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