i’m a norwood 2ish 28yr old wondering is propecia would work for me. i’m perfectly ok with where my hairline is at currently, but don’t want my widows peak going any deeper. my dermatologist gave a script for propecia without much of an examination. i’ve read several things about shedding, and propecia not working on the hairline that have scared me away from actually getting my script filled. i guess my two questions are, can propecia keep my hairline where it is at if i’m a good responder? and if i experience a shed, is it something that can be cosmetically significant?
Propecia is not known to work on the hairline or reverse hair loss on the hairline (it happens in extremely rare cases). Without an examination (especially a miniaturization study) I really cannot tell you that if you are even a candidate for Propecia, as we need a diagnosis. You may not be balding! Do not let your fear of balding dictate your treatment.
With regard to Propecia shedding, I have only rarely seen or heard about this, mostly on comments here on the BaldingBlog and on other hair forums. I am virtually certain that this phenomenon is blown out of proportion and I would doubt that when it appears, it would be cosmetically significant.