do you do procedures under the age of 25 im 20, because for some reasons other surgions like bernstein wouldnt……also is there another alternative other than propecia that doesnt have side effects to prevent further hair loss?
At 20 years old, you’re likely not a candidate for surgery unless there is obvious recession and you are realistic in your expectations. When Dr. Bernstein turns down a 20 year old, I generally follow his lead as we both are very concerned about your long term prognosis. Hair loss is progressive, so transplanting you now without planning for future hair loss is a bad idea, particularly if your future pattern is uncertain. You have a finite amount of hair that can be transplanted, so you don’t want to use it all up now and then continue to bald years down the line without enough reserves to follow the hair loss. There are many doctors eager to get your money, so you can find other doctors willing to transplant a young man of any age.
As for Propecia’s (finasteride) side effects — they are overblown. Propecia is easily the best medication for those men with early hair loss. The only alternative I recommend is minoxidil (Rogaine), as it is also FDA approved to treat hair loss. Minoxidil will not prevent hair loss in the same way that Propecia will, and has it’s own issues with side effects. Remember, each and every medication has the potential for side effects (look at Tylenol, for example), as each person is different and will respond differently to it.