My Primary care physician recently sent me this statement
“propecia has side effects and so we try to avoid it. rogaine actually works better.”
I am a 21 year old male that has started balding in the last few months. In your experience have you found that Rogaine works better than Propecia? I did research on the internet that Rogaine does not have very good long term success because the hair follicle eventually dies, and Rogaine is thus rendered ineffective. Also, There is no bald men on my mothers side of the family, but there is on my fathers. But nobody on his side of the family went bald until around till their late 20’s or early 30’s 30’s. He said he started to bald at the earliest in his family. He was 29. Do you think it is unusual that I would start balding now when nobody else in my family did not. I am starting to thin in the vertex a little bit. I am interested in starting Propecia. Am I a good canidate for starting Propecia.Do you think I should consult another doctor about my hair loss.
Genetic balding can come from either side of the family. It could be that you are following someone else in your family line, as not all of the genes are expressed in your father’s or mother’s evident ancestors. You need a diagnosis and your scalp mapped out for miniaturization to find out if what you are seeing is actual balding. If you have genetic hair loss, then Propecia will address the cause and will be far more effective and appropriate than Rogaine, which is a hit or miss product that works better in women and it may work in men who are past the point where Propecia may help. I would not use Rogaine first and I strongly disagree with your doctor.