I did a consult with a doctor who recommended 8 months of a topical finasteride/minoxidil mix before doing a second surgery. I'm a bit skeptical this will work, but I'm also not really looking forward to doing another surgery at the moment. Part of the reason I'm skeptical is because I did 14 months of micro-needling plus minoxidil pre-op, and the benefits were tangible but modest compared to the huge positive impact of a transplant. Adding in finasteride seems unlikely to be a game changer. On the other hand, there is a chance I might need fewer grafts...
I looked online, and it does look like there are RCTs backing topical finasteride. Seems less chance of side effects?
Thus it seems like this topical finasteride/minoxidil combo plus micro-needling will be the way to go? Plus PRP if you can hack it?
Sorry to hear mate, definitely a sub par result. That hairline looks quite pluggy too. Asmed is a a massive no go as far as I'm concerned.
Wouldn't expect much from Asmed or the moderators on this forum either a it now appears that they are in cahoots and this is basically a marketing tool for the recommended surgeons.
13 months post op. No improvement, had to grow it long to cover my hairline. As you can see, parted, pushed back. Or even slightly moved to one side shows huge bald sparse looking patches. I look worse than ever. This is under regular bulb lighting at night time. Daytime looks horrific (I’ll take more pics later). I don’t want a touch up I want my money back. It’s a failed transplant when less than half the grafts take and I look far worse off than when I started.