Hi, I have caused extensive damage to my hair through the use of a hot straightening iron. I am a 31 year old male who had minimal recession at the front and thick hair all over. My hair is now damaged and thinned all over from the hot iron and has recessed at the front dramatically in 6 months due to the damage. I have regrowth coming through but not really at the front from the damage. Is it wise to start propecia at this point I’ve stayed off using it waiting to see where the hair may grow back but after 6 months have not seen much at the front.
You need a diagnosis as to the degree that genetic balding may be present. I would want to know where the damage is — is it limited to a particular area? There are many things that an examination of your scalp would show me, so rather than shoot from the hip, I would suggest that you go to a hair expert or dermatologist to work through the problem with you. It sounds bad, too serious to be treated over the internet.