I’m 22 and have early frontal hair loss which I noticed 6 months ago and been on Propecia for 2 months now. I got a miniturization study done and the doc said I have it in the frontal area and a little on my mid anterior and he said it’s significant for my age (well in my opinion any thinning my age shouldn’t happen!). You always say Propecia works best for young men my age and we have a good chance of reversal and halt the hair loss but since men who start thinning my age are usually the baldest and have faster hair loss the others, how good in the long can Propecia work then? I know I’ll be fine for about 2-3 years but what then?
And it’s funny how weak MPB is in my family. Nobody except my father and mom’s brother had MPB but not until theirs 30s. My father is a NW5 at age 64 and my uncle is a NW3 with mid anterior thinning as well at age 40.
I have many male patients that first got great benefits from Propecia at your age, and now 10 years later they still have those benefits. I’m not sure how to answer your question — as I’ve said before, I can’t tell the future. Maybe there will be another drug available? Maybe your hair loss stops completely? Maybe you decide in 10 years that you hate hair and would rather shave your head? For now, stick with what is proven to work (Propecia).
There are patient results statistics for after 2 years and after 5 years on Propecia available here, and hopefully that will give you a little more peace of mind.