Firstly let me say it’s great to have a reliable doctor to look to for information, this site is the only one of it’s kind not trying to sell something. A few details first. I’m 26 with some recession on both temples about 1-1+1/2 inches. Very little to no movement in the centre where i’ve always had a widows peak.
Today i had a consultation with a â€œhair specialistâ€ in Toronto who performed a microscopic analysis. As i had expected he advised i had some miniturization on my temples but he also advised i had same on my crown. He went on to try to sell me a laser comb on the spot, for $500. At this stage i began to feel something was a little off. My hair loss is minimal (so far !) and from what i understand if there is any use from the LaserComb it’s to thicken existing hair rather than prevent further loss. I’m a little doubful about crown recession as my dad, brothers and uncles either suffer at the temples or escape altogether. It certainly looks ok to the naked eye.
Anyways, in your opinion should i begin using a Finasteride based drug given the frontal loss or should i look for a second opinion? I’ve heard the drug only really works on the crown is this true?
At 26 years old with early hair loss, the Propecia would most likely be your best bet (I can’t say for sure without examining you myself and determining the degree of miniaturization in the frontal corners and the crown). The drug does work in the front. I’ve found that it works to halt the hair loss in the front often (regrowth happens for some). It might work better in the crown, but I’ve definitely seen results in the frontal hairline. I’ve even posted multiple patient results of Propecia working in the hairline over the years of doing this site -â€“
As for the laser, I’ve yet to see results as the product manufacturer claims. I suppose the only thing you have to lose is money, time, and more hair.