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    Harist's Story - ( 25 /pics included!)

    Hello my name is Haris and I am from Greece

    I am 25 now and I started losing hair at 18, in my last year in high school
    At first when I noticed it I got panicked, but my parents at that time assured me that it was something temporary due to exam anxiety and stress and that after exams it will stop and new hair will come out.
    After of couple of months when the above of course did not happened I visited a dermatologist
    He conscripted me with some topical solutions such as Lovillon Plus (if you know it) which practically didn’t do anything and some multivitamins as well.

    A few months later I was still loosing hair more rapidly even as university student now (no exam anxiety anymore) so I visited another dermatologist (still until now my dermatologist) and he gave me Rogaine 5% at once and some sebum regulating shampoos because except from hair loss I had a lot of dandruff and an extremely oily scalp (in general I have a very oily skin)
    Since then (summer of 2000) I pretty much did that with some 3-month breaks on minoxidil in order to try some other products such as dercos etc
    Except from the first year of use of Rogaine my hair loss never really stopped
    I was completely desperate and disappointed; I thought there was nothing I could do
    I watched day by day myself going bald and that utterly destroyed my self esteem , my self confidence and my psychological well being!

    Seven months ago I could not take any more I had reached almost NW 6
    So I decided to do a hair transplant (April 2005)
    So I did one
    I paid almost 4000 euro but the transplant was great
    A lot of hairs were transplanted to me successfully
    My front part of the head was adequately filled (I think I would like your opinions from my photos)
    Although due to my situation (almost NW6) full coverage of the bald area was out of the question!

    Now I m in a turmoil
    I don not know what to do
    Despite of the transplant being great I am still not happy about my head’s appearance
    As I see my scalp I believe that my hair loss pattern is leading me to NW 7
    The above was confirmed few days ago by both my dermatologist and my surgeon who did my hair transplant
    My derm strongly suggested propeccia at once while the surg told that propeccia side effects are very dangerous (he spoke about gyno, lifetime reduced sex drive, liver and/or kidneys cancer etc….) and I that I only should consider a second or even a third transplant
    (Both doctors are now my friends so money is not an issue for them)

    I have to note at this point that I stopped Rogaine for about 3 months before and 3 months after my hair transplant
    So I am no the regimen you are looking for a about 3 months now
    I can say that my hair look better in comparison with the previous years that I ve been using only Rogaine 5% and some strengthening shampoos.

    My dandruff is almost gone, my scalp is less oily but hair loss is still happening (I try not to count hair for psychological reasons) and of course re growth is something I do not see anymore!

    I do not know if my current regimen will be able to stop hair loss let alone cause some regrowth.
    I also do not know if at my case even for finasteride is too late for regrowth
    And also I am very afraid of the possible sides (I myself have red on the internet some pretty horrifying stories)

    My goal is to stop if possible the hair loss and perhaps have some re growth
    If regrowth is not possible at least stop hair loss so I can proceed in a second hair transplant in order to improve my heads appearance!


    My current regimen is:
    1x day 5% minoxidil diluted with follicare natural spray due to my large thinning area I must at least use 5ml
    I consume like 60 ml of Rogaine every 15 days
    1x day super hair energizer (ferm –T) I like this product although I do not think it does much
    1x day folligen solution therapy spray
    1x day Aloe Vera and B5, keratin spray
    Follicare nutrition supplement 2 capsules every day
    Foltene strengthening, extra mild and sebum regulating shampoo

    At this point I am also considering:
    Crinagen
    Procerin
    Revivogen
    NizoraL 2%
    spiro 5%


    Dr Lee’s 15% minoxidil and azelaic acid
    And topical finasteride which I am really searching all there is about it.


    Unfortunately I do not have yet any pics prior to my hair transplant
    However in these pics you can see my current condition

    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/spartangr01/my_photos

    And click on: my hair


    Please excuse me for my poor english

    Thank you in advance and any help and advice is really more than welcomed.
    I am quite worried and in bad need of any good advice!!
    Dum Spiro Spero

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    Finasteride finasteride finasteride.

    Any amount of regrowth will significantly boost the cosmetic level of your transplant results.

    No need to consider Nizoral(Fungoral for us). Go to the local chemist's buy it, and start using thrice per week.

    (Greeks are slowly taking over the place... :eplus2

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    Yeah man. Propecia (aka finasteride) is the way forward.

    It should slow down your loss, and it could well help to fill in that crown of yours.

    Get some more medical opinion/research before you just rely on the opinion of your transplant doctor. If he's wrong, then your blowing off a good treatment for nothing.
    A good friend will post bail for you. A best friend will be sitting on the bench beside you saying "That was ****ing awesome!"

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    you need an inhibitor my friend. fin = your friend.

    you can get estrogen blockers if your worried about gyno.. the other sides are temporary.

    would you give up sex for 2 weeks to keep your hair for life?? i'd think so.

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    No need for estrogen blockers and "no sex warnings".

    My libido never went down and it is very unlikely to experience sides.

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    thanx

    thank you all for the repplies
    i guess fin is the only way !!!

    but i am not sure if in my case it would give any regrowth??

    i posted some more pics of mine from a different angle and a different hair style

    please give it a look and tell me your opinion

    thank you
    Dum Spiro Spero

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    No, I believe that fin could certainly give you some extra growth which even vellus, would add a flattering background for your transplanted terminals.

    The angiogenesis caused by your transplanted terminals, will help boost the growth of surrounded miniaturized follicles too.

    I say go.

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    I can't really add anything more than just to say that it must have really been an arse to have lost your hair so early
    you can not be more right my friend!! :cry: :cry: :cry:
    Dum Spiro Spero

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    I can't belive your 25 and have lost soo much hair

    I guess since you opted to get a HT there's no turning back and buzzing your hair.

    in your photos it looks as if your hair could be damp? or is it dry?

    I dont know what to say other than i feel real bad for you man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffsss
    I can't belive your 25 and have lost soo much hair

    I guess since you opted to get a HT there's no turning back and buzzing your hair.

    in your photos it looks as if your hair could be damp? or is it dry?

    I dont know what to say other than i feel real bad for you man.
    I know you don't mean anything bad by it, but I don't think that kind of post really helps anyone.

    Yes, he clearly is suffering from MPB, and at a young age, but there's still plenty he can do about it.
    A good friend will post bail for you. A best friend will be sitting on the bench beside you saying "That was ****ing awesome!"

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