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finasteride and mis-information

My docotor who prescribed Finpecia (Finateride 1mg by Dr. Ready Pharmaceuticals) for 90 days. He indicated about men suffering from erectile dysfunction but only in 1 % case. But now after surfing the website http://buying-propecia.com/ including this finding, I...

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Finasteride and sleep problems

I’ve been taking fin for a couple weeks now and my sleep has been greatly affected by it , specifically I am unable to hit R.E.M sleep or stay asleep for a long time. Does this resolve itself over time, or do you recommend stopping completely? I have not heard...

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spider bite

Spider bites are common. They can be very dangerous. A few years ago, I got bitten by a brown recluse spider. These spiders often are found around boxes in your garage. I was very lucky as some people can lose a leg or arm or even die from such a spider bite as I had....

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What theories exist for the causes of male hair loss ?

You should know that Egpytians were a mix of Bantu, Arabs and even a bit of Caucasian so its not surprising that their would be hairloss even African Americans suffer hair-loss due to mixture with European and because they are of Bantu not San the san bushmen are an...

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Juvenile hairline with balding behind it

This man shows a juvenile hairline that is about a half inch thick at the leading edge of his hairline. The genetics on his hairline is different than the genetics on the rest of his head. The hair behind the juvenile hairline clearly shows male pattern balding to...

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Use of an expired shampoo claims to have caused hair loss

I used expired shampoo, i knew what i was getting myself into, but i loved the shampoo’s effects on my hair and i continued using it even after its expiry, it was Dove, there was a lot left and i didn’t want to throw it away, i was being a cheapskate. Anyway I started...

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Posting comments from patients

Posting comments from patients

I must be the luckiest man in the world. I love people and my patients are the special people who are like family to me.  I get emails like this all of the time but this patient took the time out of his busy law practice to write a letter and to tell me about his...

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My hairline is going fast. What can I do?

My hairline is going fast. What can I do?

It seems that you are losing the entire frontal hairline and if you look carefully, you will have a ‘U’ shaped frontal hairline. We classify this as a Class 3A pattern of balding. Gene Hackman (actor) developed this type of hairline which you can see in...

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Male balding from a woman’s perspective

I have to say, this has been a real education for me, as a woman, reading how devastated young men get get when they experience hair loss. One thing I am certain about…there are JUST as many physical pressures on men as there are on women. For what it’s...

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Hairline transplanted too low

I had a hair transplant and the hairline I was given is too low. The doctor said he would FUE out the hairline grafts. Putting a hairline too low is a real bad problem. Just trying to do FUE to the grafts in the hairline does not work well. The laser hair removal...

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Finasteride and brain effects

Finasteride not only decreases the conversion of testosterone into DHT but also nearly a dozen reactions as you can see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5%CE%B1-Reductase#List_of_conversions This study looked at PFS patients and determined that compared to healthy...

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Finasteride and brain effects

Finasteride not only decreases the conversion of testosterone into DHT but also nearly a dozen reactions as you can see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5%CE%B1-Reductase#List_of_conversions This study looked at PFS patients and determined that compared to healthy...

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Smoking and hair loss

I have been loosing my hair evenly for about four years. I quit smoking for about 6 months and noticed my hair had stopped falling out and was definitely filling in. I started smoking again about two weeks ago and the whole process started again . Needless to say...

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Smoking and hair loss

I have been loosing my hair evenly for about four years. I quit smoking for about 6 months and noticed my hair had stopped falling out and was definitely filling in. I started smoking again about two weeks ago and the whole process started again . Needless to say I’m...

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Stress, surgery and drugs can cause hair loss

I am so thankful I found this site, as many have already expressed. I had my 8th back surgery on 2-28-2017. Things went wrong, and I hàd severe leg pain from nerves. They put me on this drug and I just started to notice a ton of hair falling out. I have such...

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Stress, surgery and drugs can cause hair loss

I am so thankful I found this site, as many have already expressed. I had my 8th back surgery on 2-28-2017. Things went wrong, and I hàd severe leg pain from nerves. They put me on this drug and I just started to notice a ton of hair falling out. I have such thick...

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Hair loss from Head and Shoulder’s Shampoo

I am 18. I had very thick and dense hair. I was facing slight hairloss. I started using Hair and shoulders. And I started loosing crazy amounts of hair and started going bald in front region. Now I am quitting head and shoulders. lets hope for the best. At 18, you may...

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Hair loss from Head and Shoulder’s Shampoo

I am 18. I had very thick and dense hair. I was facing slight hairloss. I started using Hair and shoulders. And I started loosing crazy amounts of hair and started going bald in front region. Now I am quitting head and shoulders. lets hope for the best. At 18, you may...

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Minoxidil side effect

I have been on minoxidil foam for just 2 months and am getting dizzy and lose my balance from time-to-time. I have developed constant ringing in both ears for 2 weeks… I am going to stop the foam today…. please help if you have had the same...

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Minoxidil side effect

I have been on minoxidil foam for just 2 months and have had off and on red ears and getting dizzy and lose my balance have now developed constant ringing in both ears for 2 weeks now… I am going to stop the foam today…. please help if you have had the...

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Finasteride not working, should I add minoxidil?

On fin for almost 2 years now and Finasteride worked amazing for the first year then miniaturization started again. I went on Dutasteride, but got breast pain and had to stop it. My doctor told me to try minoxidil in addition to going back on finasteride, what do you...

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Could I have Alopecia Areata?

I am a 22 year old male living in New Zealand suffering diffuse thinning localized in the occipital region of my scalp. Dermatologist is stumped, he believes it could be alopecia areata but as the thinning is diffuse (uncharacteristic of AA) he is not able to provide...

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Could I have Alopecia Areata?

I am a 22 year old male living in New Zealand suffering diffuse thinning localized in the occipital region of my scalp. Dermatologist is stumped, he believes it could be alopecia areata but as the thinning is diffuse (uncharacteristic of AA) he is not able to provide...

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Lack of bloodflow causing baldness, myth?

Can smoking cigs mess up your mpb from reduced circulation? Smoking may have some effect on the blood flow to the scalp but there is no evidence that it accelerates the balding process. Stress is; however, known to accelerate the balding process and people who some...

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Lack of bloodflow causing baldness, myth?

Can smoking cigs mess up your mpb from reduced circulation? Smoking may have some effect on the blood flow to the scalp but there is no evidence that it accelerates the balding process. Stress is; however, known to accelerate the balding process and people who some...

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Do I have DUPA?

You have what appears to be diffuse thinning from the view in the photos below, but to make the diagnosis you need a microscopic examination of the donor area to quantify the degree of miniaturization that is present in the donor area directly at the bottom of the...

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Picture of depleted donor area from FUE

People see the FUEs from Turkey in the 5000 range and somehow this has created a standard world-wide that is unwarranted and unearned because many of these men get depleted balding areas with worse scaring than had they had a strip surgery. The picture below is an...

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I am on Propecia and I wrestle

I am on Propecia and I wrestle and after a match, I notice that my hair is falling out more than at other times. The Propecia seems to help a little. Should I stop wrestling to avoid more hair loss? I never think that one should give up the important things in life to...

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Marijuana may benefit brain cognition

“Treatment with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the activate ingredient in marijuana, can restore cognition in old mice and induce molecular changes that make them more similar to young animals, scientists reported today (May 8) in Nature Medicine. Previous studies...

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Finasteride and Fertility

I believe the study showed that sperm count went down after being finasteride in all subjects. But stopping for six months showed an increase in sperm count. However sperm motility did not go back to normal after six months. Is my understanding true? Can finasteride...

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Article promoting PRP

http://stemcellstm.alphamedpress.org/content/early/2015/09/23/sctm.2015-0107.abstract The single best test for hair regrowth is the HAIRCHECK test which measures actual bulk. Photographic evaluation is not accurate, in my opinion, in determining the effects for the...

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Cord Blood Rejuvenates Old Blood

Multiple articles have been appearing in scientific and medical journal lately that show that the infusion of blood from young people into older people can improve brain function in people with aging diseases of the brain including dementia. In the recent issue of New...

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Am I balding (see my see picture)?

To answer this question, you would need to have a doctor check you with an instrument called HAIRCHECK which will show the hair bulk in different parts of your scalp with good clinical numbers ascribed to each measurement. If you were balding, it would take...

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Question about pill cutting of finasteride 5mg tablets.

I usually cut a ~10 day supply but the last couple of months. I feel like finasteride doesn’t do anything since I started doing this. For the first months I used to have watery semen and sometimes feel slight reduction of my sex drive but the last couple of...

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Stem cells may drive cancer

A Harvard researcher reported: “The promise of regnerative medicine to grow human tissue outside the body using pluripotent stem cells and to use that tissue to treat diseases such as diabetes has shown significant potential. But recent work by Harvard...

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Questions about finasteride

I’m wanting to start taking fin but I have a couple of questions on my mind if you don’t mind answering. I have an inconsistent sleep schedule. Would there be much of an issue if my pill taking is not spot on 24 hours? If for example I take 1mg at 12pm and...

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Question about finasteride in women

I have a questions about finasteride. Is it something I could add to help with my balding? I already take 100mg of spironolactone daily. I have gone on/off spiro afew times d/t having kids but now haver had a hysterectomy so do not have to worry about any teratogenic...

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If I stop my finasteride and minoxidil

If I stop fin and or minox, is the rate of balding accelerated to greater than it would have been without trying treatment or just go back to pre treatment levels? thanks When you stop these drugs you go back to point zero, where point zero is the amount of hair...

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Doctor often do far more grafts than you need

Doctors often perform hair transplants with too many grafts recommended just to make more money from each patient. This is very common world-wide and something I see all of the time. I saw a young man that had 3500 grafts and lost hair as a result of the high number....

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SMP Will Solve The Problem of Thinning Hair

SMP Will Solve The Problem of Thinning Hair

It may seem like there are few options for women who are losing their hair. After all, not every girl can pull off a short hairstyle. The situation is not so hopeless, however. Even if wigs, special shampoos, and surgeries haven’t done the job, Scalp MicroPigmentation isn’t short hair specific! read more

African Americans Who Want FUE – Beware

When an African American with a coarse, kinky hair wants an FUE procedure because he sees one of those straight, low, sharply cut hairlines in famous black actors or black athletes, they come to a hair transplant surgeon with what often turns out to be an unrealistic...

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Am I losing my hair?

This young man came to see me because he saw hair in the shower and on his hands and started to worry about hair loss. He did not see any balding or thinning nor did I. We did a HAIRCHECK bulk measurement and much to my surprise he lost 56% of the hair in the front...

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Topical Finasteride – How Does It Work?

To get the drug finasteride to be absorbed by the skin, is not simply a process of grinding up the pill and rubbing into your scalp. The scalp and your skin protect you from everything that could be harmful. So you might ask 'if topical finasteride is not simple to...

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Female Hairline Created

This is a woman in her mid-50s, who lost her frontal female hairline and felt less feminine. "Hair is so important to my sense of who I am and the woman in the mirror does not look like I want to look" she said to me. This is not an uncommon comment when it comes to...

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FUE: Shaving with Long Hair/How to Hide It

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is a popular form of harvesting hair grafts for hair transplant surgery, however it requires shaving your head to harvest the grafts. This is because you cannot pluck out individual hair follicles with your hair kept long. A very...

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Where do hairlines belong?

This was a very general question that was asked on the Realself website:  Here is how I responded to it. "I asked the same question a few years ago. To answer this question, I studied over 1000 children from 5-18 of both sexes and studied the hairlines from a...

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FUE Surgery With Photos Before and 4 Days After

This patient has an FUE procedure and the photos show what he looked like before it was done and just 4 days after the surgery. People who experience FUE with us are amazed how fast the marks of the surgery disappear and how normal they look in just a few days. The...

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All About Artas

We invented the two most significant components of the Artas® Robot long before the Artas® came to market and it was incorporated into the Artas® Robot for more on the Artas® Robot click...

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Grey Hair Gene?

On March 1, 2016 Nature Communications posted an article finally linking hair greying to a specific gene... “We already know several genes involved in balding and hair colour but this is the first time a gene for greying has been identified in humans, as well as other...

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Is Your Scalp MicroPigmentation Fading?

Is Your Scalp MicroPigmentation Fading?

I believe there are two issue with the fading of Scalp MicroPigmentation SMP in the first few weeks to months that applies to everyone: 1) In the first few weeks there is always some degree of fading as the top layer of skin exfoliates.  Any pigment on the epidermis...

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Hair Transplant FUE Trouble in Turkey

I had a FUE hair transplant from Istanbul Turkey 9 weeks ago was reported in Realself.com. What the patient reported appeared to be an infection. The man did not know where to turn. He tried to reach the doctors in Turkey but they did not return the call. Good medical...

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How many FUE grafts do I need?

There is a direct relationship between the size of a bald area and the amount of hair that has to be put into it to get the look of a full head of hair. I want the reader first to know, however, that the average person does not need to restore their original hair...

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How Many Grafts Do I need?

How Many Grafts Do I need?

When asked ‘how many grafts’ do I need, what most people want to know is ‘what will be the cost?’ There is a direct relationship between the size of a bald area and the amount of hair that has to be put into it to get the look of a full head of hair. I want the reader...

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