I am 20 years old and Ive been using 5% Minoxodil foam for 4 months now (on a recommendation from my practitioner), and im seeing little in the way of progress (been losing hair and receeding since I was 18). I am going to see my practioner next week about getting a prescription for Propecia (im not worried about the side effects).
Would you recommend continuing the use of 5% Minoxidil along with Propecia, or stop using the foam whilst using Propecia?
Many patients use minoxidil (foam or liquid) while taking Propecia. If your doctor prescribes the Propecia, you can continue the minoxidil daily. There is no problem with this. Keep in mind that if you see positive results, you won’t know which medication was the reason (or if both were) — so you’ll need to continue using both for life or risk losing the benefits by stopping one.
I wouldn’t have expected much progress at only 4 months of minoxidil use, particularly if you’re looking to treat a receding hairline. These medications work best at the crown.