I just had a quick question. I took 1mg of finasteride for 2 weeks and noticed I was starting to develop gynecomastia. I immediate stopped taking finasteride and gyno has since went down. This was my only symptom. My question is, in theory, would taking only 0.25mg everyday give me a better chance of not developing gyno? I understand there’s about 60% DHT inhibition at 0.25mg. At 0.25mg, would I have less extra testosterone that would get converted to estrogen, and give me a better chance at not developing gyno? If this is a stupid way of thinking just to continue taking finasteride, please let me know. I’d appreciate your honesty!
Since it stopped quickly, you can try the lower dose and see. I always suggest that you clear everything with your doctor.
No! If you pick off these crusts, you will also remove the grafts. I wrote a paper on this, and because this is a problem, I always advise the patient to wash immediately the day after surgery so crusts don’t form. I have developed a special washing technique for this.
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You need to develop a Master Plan with a good doctor to determine your lifetime hair supply and how much has been used so far. You must know this for future planning. Your residual donor density can be measured by your surgeon to establish what the future possibilities are.
I have been taking Propecia for two months for aggressive male pattern baldness at age 23 (Norwood 3 approaching). It has restricted my hair loss. I want to continue the medication. I have normal morning erections, but my libido has decreased. I want to be on the medication for at least one year. This is a personal choice.
If you are willing to manage the decreased libido to maintain your hair, then by all means continue the drug.
My hairline has receded at what I’d call an accelerated rate since I began finasteride. Would that be a bad sign or considered natural?
It should stop shortly, but that is assuming that the shed is the result of the medication and not your balding process itself.
The hairline advancement surgery is limited by the tightness of your scalp and usually an inch is the limit for most people; however, a hairline lowering hair transplant does not have that limitation (see here: https://newhair.com/female-hairline-lowering/). Also, note that the corners in many of these women were receded, and when this happens, a hairline advancement surgery can’t address this like a hair transplant lowering surgery.
You have recipient area necrosis which means that the skin in the black areas you see has died. These crusts will eventually fall off, many times showing red granulation tissue which will close over time. My team has done over 16,000 surgeries and have never seen a single case of this. This means that either the grafts were placed too closely together, the instruments were too large, or both.
Never (for a man) get a hair transplant before the age of 25 because the balding pattern does not declare itself until at least this age. You should build a Master Plan with a great doctor so that your hair transplant plans are carefully considered and reflect your specific short and long term needs.
Clenbuterol is a drug like epinephrine. I don’t think it is safe for use in hair loss. Minoxidil, on the other hand, is a known proven safe drug for hair loss.
I didn’t have benefits from it. My hair just got worse while on it. The texture got more wispy, my temples receded some, and the shape changed as I lost density from the initial shed. I think some of this may have been due to sometimes skipping a dose and also having a 2 week break in the middle of my 6 months on the drug. I understand that, but I just want to know what my chances are at simply getting my hair back to what it was before starting the drug that I didn’t get benefits from.
Not everyone responds to finasteride. You may not be a responder; however, if you are going to take it, stay on a regular routine and do it for at least a full year.