Yes, of course. There are many scams out there, too many scams because there is a lot of money to make by scamming people.
I then got horny, had a full erection and was able to masturbate 4 times in one night. Is that a good sign that the med might be okay?
Working better than most people. On occasion finasteride can increase the sex drive in men.
Enough for what? The recommended dose is 1mg and 0.5mg is 80% as effective. Your call
For those of you who have gotten hair transplants, do you still have to take fin to maintain it? I’m assuming your scalp would still be attacking the new follicles. I can’t take fin because it gave me some nasty side effects so I want to see if it’s effective without it. If not, for those who got beard transplants, what are your thoughts on it? I have really bad facial hair growth and don’t want to look like an egg when I finally lose the rest of my hair. I would appreciate information like prices and especially for the beard transplant, how much of your face were they able to cover and do you like the way it looks? I’d appreciate any advice I can get.
Hair loss is a progressive process. Most of my patients take finasteride if they are younger when they get a hair transplant to stop the progression of the balding. Finasteride isn’t needed for beard hair.
You have a Norwood Class 3A pattern of balding reflecting significant frontal recession. There is no such thing as a minor hair transplant as you should have put the hair back where it belongs and tackle the transplant the right way so you don’t have to maintain your recession. Any doctor who did a minor hair transplant just made you into a hair transplant addicted person who will have to finish what was started sooner or later because if you lose hair behind the hair transplant you will have an island of transplanted hair, a bald area and then the hair behind it that is yours. Your call of course to finish what you started.
Health Canada reports that there is an association with people of any age on finasteride of Proscar with leg cramps and muscle pain. About 500 patients on finasteride have been reported to have severe leg cramps from a brief scan of the literature. This is including Proscar for prostatic enlargement. This is an important new side effect we have not known about until recently.
Hello Dr. Rassman, I need your opinion on my situation. I’m just looking for an informal opinion.
I received a 2900 graft transplant for my nw 3 last year to rebuild my hairline/temples and strengthen my temple points. I went to a prominent surgeon in Europe. I have very thick/coarse hair with a 2.81 hair per graft ratio. My average hair thickness is 61 microns.
My result turned out ok. I got good coverage but was expecting more in terms of density due to my hair characteristics.
I consulted with my surgeon at the end of one year and he noticed that a good portion of multi haired 3,4, and some 5 hair grafts had only 2 hairs and some 3. He thinks my yield is fine (85-90%) however. He suspects there was trauma either during extraction or implantation when using an implanter pen. The first surgery utilized a .9mm manual punch which he says it typically the biggest he uses. His plan is to do a touch up and increase both the punch size to a .95mm and increase the size of the implanter pen. He will also use pre made incisions for the large 5 hair grafts.
I asked if the trauma could be spotted during graft inspection since they are evaluated under magnification. He said no as the trauma is likely on the root sheath and that can’t be seen.
My questions are:
- Do you think this is a good plan moving forward to achieve better density? I know no surgery is risk free
- Do you think the trauma explanation regarding the root sheath is feasible?
Thanks for your time
Your doctors sounds like he understands the problem. Small punches can be a problem but with a 61 micron hair thickness, that is an average hair weight, which should not have been a problem. The high hair count per Follicular unit could have produced damage during excision as he suggested. It is good that he is sticking with you and doing what is right to make you happy! That is a class act.
So I’m set to have a 1,500 graft hair transplant in May and I’m pretty stoked (23, NW 3.5.) I have thick hair and no diffuse thinning but my temples and hairline is messed up and like many of you I have let my hair loss severely impact me. For those who have had one… Most importantly are you happy with the results? Is there anything you wish you knew prior before having yours? Anyone that has thoughts/tips/or stories much appreciated. Beyond excited to have my hair back but would love a little more information about what I’m getting myself into
23 is a bit young for a hair transplant. Have you and your surgeon built a Personalized Master Plan for your future short-term and long-term hair loss? What is your lifetime supply of grafts (each of us is different) and if you don’t know this, then you might get into trouble in the future. Look at this important link and imagine it was you: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/need-master-plan-think-hair-transplants-photos/ . I wrote the following post for this man here: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/22-year-old-received-a-hair-transplant-of-2800-grafts-from-reddit/ explaining the concept of a Master Plan and its importance.
Thinking about doing 0.5MG 3 times a week. Would this be effective at removing some of the DHT from the scalp? I want to start using FIN but worried about the sides, so i wish to start gentle. Is there anything you can recommend that I do before starting FIN? I am going to ask for blood work done soon to measure my hormone levels.
You are not making sense to me. If you don’t have side effect, use the full dose of 1mg. If you develop side effect (a 4% risk at most), then you can play with a reduced dose.
At what point do you know that it has receded beyond a mature hairline? And by asymmetrical, do you mean that the forelock can remain in the juvenile spot while the temples mature faster?
I’ve been told by a professional I am not balding but I still remain super anxious about it. Though I do have anxiety disorders which probably relate
You have to manage your anxiety. Yes, you clearly understand what is happening. If you think it is going beyond a mature hairline, you can see a doctor or even send me photos, but wait at least a year. Connect with me at email@example.com
I got a prescription of fin filled but it’s just sitting in my room. Been balding for a few years now but I still have a hairline that’s receded in the temples. I’m not scared so much as about the side effects but the stories I’ve heard/read about permanent side effects that last even after you stop using fin.
I am a 35 years old male, Been losing my hair in the last few years, and been cutting it short, I do like the shaved look and when my hair is completely shaved my hair loss is not very apparent. I am now at a point that I am thinking either to fully accept the shaved look and add some SMP to it to make it look better and be done with it or going with a FUE Hair Transplant so i can get my hair back.
Some pros for the SMP – cheaper, much more easy and simple procedure, not having to worry about my hair looking good after/or in the future. cons: have to stick to this one hair style always, having to shave my hair every few days.
Pros for the HT: well i will have hair again that i will be able to grow and style and i will probobly look better overall.
cons: complected surgery, having to look like shit for the first few months, having to start taking pills in order to keep the rest of my hair.
What do you guys think? Would love to get your input on this delima
The choice between these two radically different approaches are clear. Is hair itself important to you? IF yes, a hair transplant is the answer, if no than the shaved look of Scalp Micropigmentation is a great solution ( https://scalpmicropigmentation.com/ )
I have a few pimples around my hairline where the new grafts will be going. Will this be a problem at all for the surgeon? I have my fut next week.