I’m a 38 year old white male recently diagnosed as a Norwood 2/3. The miniturization study indicated that I’m loosing hair in the frontal and temporal hairline only. I’m obsessing about this now and wondering if I should wait a bit or go ahead with a transplant now. Since the Dr. did classify me on the Norwood scale- I guess I’m really balding and it’s not simply a mature hairline. I am taking 1/2 dose of Propecia daily, but doubt it has really helped me after almost 2 years. However, I’m too scared to stop taking it. Based upon your experience and expertise, can you provide me your thoughts. Thanks so much.
With known miniaturization of your hair, taking the correct 1mg daily dose of Propecia is recommended. Taking less is less effective. If you are a Norwood Class 3 (see diagram at right) and wish to reverse it, then a hair transplant may be indicated. Many Norwood Class 2 pattern patients may not require a transplant. If it bothers you, you can do it. If you like and trust your doctor, get his/her opinion.