I’m 39 and have a Class VI balding pattern. Tried propecia a couple years ago for a few months but stopped due to side effects. Am I too old to try it again or should I give it another shot? Would I need to take it before a HT (to avoid shockloss) and for how long before?
Oh, by the way, why are most HT docs balding?! You would think that if the procedure is so good, they would get it done first! I mean, just look at Dr. Farjo!!!
There is no specific age limit to when you should or should not take Propecia. Your doctor can give you a better assessment based on YOUR specific goals and issues. You do not need to take the medication in order to have a hair transplant, but it is often recommended. You could take it temporarily if you have shock loss concerns.
As for why some hair transplant doctors are bald, we’ve answered this before here. Some doctors, such as my good friend Dr. Bernstein (who is a great hair transplant surgeon), are bald. For some it may be a personal preference, for others it could be that they simply weren’t candidates for surgery.