i am 23 year old, and i am started to use propecia 2 months ago. i am using 1% nizoral once a week with my mild shampoo. i want to order minoxidil 5% without propylene glycol from https://www.minoxidil.com, but is that a safe product ? and when can i be a good candidate to HT?
Minoxidil 5% is a higher concentration formulation, so it may have some side effects as stated in on the product. Minoxidil is a known weak hypotensive agent and it could drop your blood pressure. The higher the dose, possibly the higher the drop in blood pressure. leaving out the propylene glycol should not impact the value or safety of minoxidil, but this is not an area of my expertise (that formulations) so let’s say this is my medical ‘guess’.
With respect to being a “good candidate” for a hair transplantation, there is no way for me to know that without seeing you in person, taking a good medical history, examining your scalp hair for miniaturization, and understanding what your goals are (it’s the old-fashioned way of practicing medicine). Generally if we can predict your pattern of hair loss, understand what your worse case scenario for hair loss might be, and can measure your supply of hair against your worse case need for hair (from a hair transplant perspective), then we can make a recommendation and answer your question about being a “good candidate”. Stay the course on Propecia, as this is the best of the things you are presently doing while you come to other decisions about your hair loss.
Also, always consult with your doctor before starting any medical therapy. I may be a medical doctor, but I am not your doctor and BaldingBlog’s main purpose is to educate rather than providing individual medical advice — I recognize that this is sometimes a fine line.