hello dr. rassman,
i am a 46 year old male and my hair has started to thin a little, but yet it’s very thick. baldness doesn’t run on either side of my family, but i know that sometimes doesn’t matter. i was curious as if i should start taking propecia, or should i first have my hair analyzed by a hair surgeon. also, how long does the effectiveness of propecia last if taken for a lifetime, otherwise could one still keep their hair if it they stay on it. thanks very much for your response.
Getting your hair mapped out will give a metric to the degree of miniaturization, so that after you have taken Propecia for a year, you can measure any progress you’ve made with the medication. You must stay on the Propecia for life, or you will lose all of the benefits accrued quite quickly.