This is a reader response to my blog posting from way back in May, 2005 — When Will I Go Bald?
My question to you is the following: Per your last line [note: “There is no doubt that the hair loss will still pick up again (even on the drug) but it will be a slower process.“], even if i take Propecia, and stay on it forever, then at some point I’ll begin losing more hair anyway? Is that what you mean by your last line? Thanks.
Let’s say that you start off with 100 hairs prior to the Propecia (finasteride). Then with the Propecia you go up to 130 hairs after year one. You also have an identical twin brother (100% exactly the same as you), but he decides not to take Propecia. Now let’s see what happens to the hair count for the two of you…
|Hair Count – You
|Hair Count – Twin
|30 years later||75||62|
Note that you may be coming closer together. Maybe not. Obviously, this is just an example to illustrate a point, but I hope that makes things a little more clear. Simply, Propecia does not stop hair loss completely or forever, but it does modify the course of the hair loss over time.