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Is the transplant of single hair from the side of the head to the bald spots on top the current top solution?

You must be over 26 to have a hair transplant. The State of the Art is single follicular units, which are taken from the rim of hair around the side and back of your head which is permanent hair that does not get impacted by the balding genes. Each follicular unit contains (in q group of hairs) from 1-4 hairs each.


I am a late 20’s male and I had a question regarding some finasteride side effects…

I was on minoxidil foam for about 6 months, but because of the shedding not stopping and seeing drastic hairloss the last 2 months, I decided to bite the bullet and try finasteride 1mg. I’ve been on it for about a month and I think I am definitely starting to feel the side effect of erectile dysfunction.

Let me preface this by saying that I’ve never been someone who could have sex 4-5 times in a night or even felt the need or urge to masturbate once a day. I’ve also experienced occasional (once every 10-20 times) instances of not being able to stay hard during intercourse. However, the struggle recently has been something that is definitely noticeable and significant. I recently started dating someone in the last few weeks and I’ve already ran into issues of erectile dysfunction multiple times. Which is a lot more frequent than ever before. However, the most alarming issue is during masturbation. I’ve NEVER struggled to stay erect during masturbation, but after starting finasteride, I’ve noticed that I am struggling to even get erect and stay erect for more than a minute. In regards to sexual intercourse, luckily I’ve had some viagra that I acquired a long time ago and I’ve used that a few times to combat this issue, but I don’t see that as a permanent solution.

Has anyone experienced something similar to this before? If you did, did you just stop or continue to take finasteride to see if it will pass?

From what I’ve read, it seems like you most of you all have had little or no side effects from taking finasteride 1mg daily so I wanted to see if any of you are avoiding finasteride and finding success.

Your story is not uncommon. You probably have sexual side effects from finasteride. You might try reducing it to one pill every 4 days for 3 weeks, then if the ED goes away, increase it to 1 pill every 3 days and after another 3 weeks one pill every two days and stay there if there is no ED. Half the dose is 80% as effective on hair as a full dose. Just a suggestion.


According to this man’s text, he used finasteride and hair transplants working together to get his hair back. Great job!

[Before/After] 8 years of DHT blockers, Minox, and a hair transplant in India from tressless


Self-esteem is what hair transplants are about for most men. This man, kept up with his hair loss with 4 hair transplants over 20 years and married a younger woman. He now has 2 wonderful children and does not feel his age.

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As a clinical scientist, I am not clear about your results. I would suspect that if there is a change and you have been on finasteride for a long time until you switch to dutasteride 1 month ago, that the benefits you see are related mostly to the finasteride and not either the dutasteride or the spirinolactone. This is important information for the readers, listening to an expert address your results. I wish you had comparable pictures because the longer hair makes a huge difference in the appearance and although it does look like there is hair where there was none before, the results may not be as dramatic as you may think they are.

My progress over the past year. Still thin in spots, but overall I am happy. from tressless


You could do Scalp Micropigmentation (see here: or a hair transplant like I did for my hair.

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I doubt that the dermaroller will harm your skin because it does not go very deep. Future transplants are much deeper in the scalp than the dermaroller goes.


No, finesteride can not cause problems of the thyroid.


There are over 500 clinics in Turkey bringing in over $1 billion per year. Of the 500+ clinics, over 90% are illegal without a doctor in the facility doing the surgery or the anesthesia. Many clinics perform multiple surgeries in a single large room, risking a cross-over of germs or even HIV from one patient to another.  Production line hair transplants should be avoided as they are not bargains.  Some of the good clinics with a good doctor do good work, but many of the clinics do variable quality work, many with infections reported by my European colleagues and deaths that are never reported. Just be careful and make sure that there is a doctor doing the surgery and has a good reputation.


If you didn’t have sides before w/ it, and came off, would coming back on trigger any sides, or would you assume that no sides would still be the anticipated outcome? Have you ever prescribed it to someone w/ mild NAFLD?

Yes, I have prescribed finasteride with people with Non-alcoholic liver disease. If you don’t have side effects before, going back on it now should also give you a similar experience.


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