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Hairline only or full head at 24?

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Hi guys I am considering a hair transplant but I am slightly conflicted by two options.

I'm not sure whether to just rebuild the hairline for the time being, and allow minoxidil and finasteride to do some work on the rest of my scalp in the meantime, or to just go for it all and get the crown filled in as well as some density in the middle area.

I have had some consultations with various doctors within my range (Bicer, Erdogan, Espinosa, Yaman etc) however I have had varying advice from them all. Some saying to leave the crown for now and others content with filling the crown and mid.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I've been going back on forth on this issue for a while.


I've been taking the following since mid - march:

Minxodil 5% liquid 2x day

Finasteride 1mg 3x a week


Due to start microneedling next week.



Thanks in advance,


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If you had been using finisteride at least a few months longer rather than only 3 months then I may say go ahead and do the crown too, but I think you should let the finisteride work a while longer before deciding. You may get some decent growth there.



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