Background: I’m 34, 35 in May. Noticed losing hair when I was 27. Crown first then, then hairline. The hairline isn’t noticeable unless taken at an overhead angle like I attached. I lose hair in a pattern, but its thinning, I have the same hairline as I had when i was in my early 20’s, its just thinned out, and not moved upwards, meaning I don’t have a V shape. Crown obviously thinning. But only extremely noticeable in bright pictures. Some pics I just look as if I have a blonde spot in the midst of my dark brown hair.
The consensus is “wait, you may lose more hair”. But its been the same if not a bit better (cause treatment) for probably 5 years. So starting to think If I do lose more, it will be a long time from now, or very slowly and I can react to it— so why not go for the HT now?
I dermaroll 1.5 weekly, minox daily, 2% niz. Have tried fin 3 separate times, splitting pills in half, taking them eod. Got sides every time, brainfog, low libido. Fin’s side effect profile for a cosmetic drug is not a good trade off imo. I won’t be trying it again no matter the consequences.
I was going to post this on realself, but the doctors seem to tend to reply with a lame copy and pasted response.
Thoughts on HT in my position?
You are correct to stay away from finasteride. One good option is that you get Scalp Micropigmentation which will create a thickened, much fuller look. You must be prepared; however, that over time the thinning MAY lead to balding so a plan must be created to address your next step. I am big on a Master Plan for anything you do (see:https://scalpmicropigmentation.com/thinning-hair-gallery/)