Am 25 yrs old. I am suffering from hair fall since 3 yrs. Am not bald but scared that i might get bald in next 2-3 yrs. wen i suffer more hair fall, shortening and regrowing hair gives me good result, but as the hair grows longer,again i suffer more hair fall..over these 2 yrs, i can say my hair has thinned and reduced in density .consulted dermatologist and i was suggested to use minoxidil topical solution(mx-10) + finasteride. I don’t have hereditary. As my dad and grand dad has good hair… so using minoxidil + finasteride is a good move?. after gaining hair back, can i stop using minoxidil as i don’t have hereditary?
Genetic male pattern balding is hereditary but it does not always follow a specific inheritance pattern. If you have the gene for male pattern balding there is no definite cure. There are medications such as Propecia and Rogain to help slow down and even reverse some hair loss but in the long term it is not a complete solution. The first thing you must do is establish a good diagnosis by your doctor and come up with a long term Master Plan and treatment plan. We have written many times that even those people who appear not to be balding but have balding in their families, can be balding and would not know it unless they lost more than 30% of their hair. We can detect that level of hairloss in our office with a special instrument that measures the hair bulk in various parts of your scalp and compares it to the back of the head where balding never really occurs. IF you should have clinically detectable hair loss with out instruments, then taking drugs like finasteride work great to slow it, stop it or reverse it.
If you don’t have genetic male pattern balding, Propecia will not help. This is why you need to talk with your doctor and have a good understanding of your long term goals and plans.
Rogaine and Propecia are long term medications. You don’t just take it to try it you come to a doctors’s office and get your hair bulk measured.