This man for 3 months took finasteride, minoxidil with microneedling. The results are dramatic
Yes, it does look like you have pushed your donor area and now have ‘donor site depletion’. I would have to examine you and measure your residual donor density. I see many such patients both in my office and over the internet. Scalpmicropigmentaiton is the best way to treat this and make it look good […]
You have something called ‘donor site depletion’ or you could have shock loss which means that the FUE grafts were taken too close and possibly too many for your donor area to support it. Maybe some of the hairs have been shocked out and may return, but if this continues through the 8th month, then […]
My comment: The needle length should be 1 -= 1.5 mm long to reach the growth center of the hair follicle. Read this article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3746236/ The question raised is how often does the dermaroller (microneedling) need to be done and for how long? The article doesn’t really answer this question but does show the superiority […]
This article was published however, I am not impressed that this will cross-over into humans. You judge for yourself. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200727145808.htm
The NHS wrote: This US study looked at a medical records database to see how common erectile dysfunction (impotence) was among men prescribed two drugs, dutasteride and finasteride, both used to treat non-cancerous prostate enlargement. The drugs work by blocking the male hormone testosterone. A low dose of finasteride is also used to treat male pattern baldness. Overall they […]
This is what I looked like. Did I do any damage to the grafts? The skin of a hair transplant came from the back of your head which has been protected from the sun since you were born. Now you expose the skin to sun so I would expect it to burn. Also ultraviolet light […]
There has been a suggestion that sperm counts get depressed by finasteride. We know that this happens with dutasteride and this drug even produces azospermia (no sperm) with sterility in some men. The same may happen with finasteride, but the literature is not clear on it. I have now seen many doctor refuse to write […]
Again, some of the young men posting photos show fantastic results from a combination of finasteride and minoxidil
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10495374/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26636418/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4969473/ All three of these research papers discuss the impact on scalp and systemic DHT. Dutasteride reported a low incidence of sexual side effects 1.7% but although this number is thought to be low, if you subtract the placebo group from the sexual side effects group on finasteride it comes out about 2%.
These photos show the gradual regrowth of the hair at the hairline on finasteride and minoxidil over a 6 month period of time
This young man used just finasteride and microneedling for two months and got good results on his hair growth.
This is a nice result from taking finasteride and minoxidil for just 3 months. This patient is obviously very responsive to reversal of hair loss.
This patient had a hairline lowering procedure. The scar is a complication of this type of surgery, especially when the wound is placed under tension. To avoid this, a low tension closure is critical but this often limits how much the hairline can be lowered. A hair transplant lowering surgeon, of course, does not have […]
It is not normal. It could be from finasteride or many other causes are possible but if you just started the drug and developed testicular pain, the two are probably linked. See your physician who prescribed you the finasteride and then decisions should be made about continuing the drug if it is the cause of […]