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My hairline has receded at what I’d call an accelerated rate since I began finasteride. Would that be a bad sign or considered natural?

It should stop shortly, but that is assuming that the shed is the result of the medication and not your balding process itself.


The hairline advancement surgery is limited by the tightness of your scalp and usually an inch is the limit for most people; however, a hairline lowering hair transplant does not have that limitation (see here: Also, note that the corners in many of these women were receded, and when this happens, a hairline advancement surgery can’t address this like a hair transplant lowering surgery.


You have recipient area necrosis which means that the skin in the black areas you see has died. These crusts will eventually fall off, many times showing red granulation tissue which will close over time.  My team has done over 16,000 surgeries and have never seen a single case of this. This means that either the grafts were placed too closely together, the instruments were too large, or both.

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Never (for a man) get a hair transplant before the age of 25 because the balding pattern does not declare itself until at least this age. You should build a Master Plan with a great doctor so that your hair transplant plans are carefully considered and reflect your specific short and long term needs.


Clenbuterol is a drug like epinephrine. I don’t think it is safe for use in hair loss. Minoxidil, on the other hand, is a known proven safe drug for hair loss.


I didn’t have benefits from it. My hair just got worse while on it. The texture got more wispy, my temples receded some, and the shape changed as I lost density from the initial shed. I think some of this may have been due to sometimes skipping a dose and also having a 2 week break in the middle of my 6 months on the drug. I understand that, but I just want to know what my chances are at simply getting my hair back to what it was before starting the drug that I didn’t get benefits from.

Not everyone responds to finasteride. You may not be a responder; however, if you are going to take it, stay on a regular routine and do it for at least a full year.


Pictures are worth 1000 words.  This young man has good response and will get a better response once he is on the medication for 1-2 years.

Min & Fin 6 months – success & stupid pitfalls from tressless


Wonderful forum! I’m 73 yrs. old and I will have total knee replacement in a few weeks due to 50+ yrs of Martial Arts training/teaching. I had 3 transplants in 2002, 2003, and 2003 with good results, although experiencing some (senile alopecia). Any suggestions on combating potential hair loss from trauma/blood loss/meds-Percocet, etc? I took Propecia for years and have been taking 0.5 mg Dutasteride 3 times a week for 5 years with good results. Would Iron supplements help? Is hair loss from surgery permanent? Thank you much! I would do Arthroscopic if possible, but they would need to give a series of cortisone injections – a definite no.

Yes, stress such as any major surgery can induce hair loss. In men, it is often not reversible unless the lost hair is from a transplant as in your case. In women, it usually reverses.

For men, the older you get, the less likely that stress will cause hair loss. The hair transplants you had between 2002-2003 should not be impacted; however, if they are (very rare in men), then they always come back. The use of cortisone injections increases the risk of hair loss.


I am 23 years old and there is no history of balding in my family.

Your hairline is very low in the mid-line so I would expect that the middle would eventually move up about 3/8th of an inch.  This would change what the corner looks like.  You could have an early Class 3 balding pattern, but I recommend you get a HAIRCHECK test to see if there is balding present that you can’t see.


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Take a look at these two links:


If you are considering FUE, you must know this material.

Does anybody regret having FUE? from tressless


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