24M, significant diffuse thinning and receding hairline - is this salvageable?

Norwoody

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Well if you start losing ground you can consider topical dutasteride since it's a bigger molecule and known to go less systemic, as well as something like oral minoxidil since you know it works. But hopefully that's way down the road.
 

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yeah, derek said most of my gains were from min+needling. i know that my sides mostly go pretty quickly when i stop finasteride but i dont wanna keep getting on and off it and i appreciate that im not stopping miniaturisation but i dont like having a broken dick lmao
Have you considered titrating your dose? Maybe start with .25mg like I did and work up to .5mg? I'm at .5mg after 1 week at .25mg and felt .5mg is a good spot for me to sit for awhile. Only been like 3.5 weeks.
 

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I see them. Looks like the minoxidil is leaving residue on them? Perhaps using the foam would help since it doesn't have the PG liquid does. That stuff used to clog my pores and I think it was counterproductive.
 

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I see them. Looks like the minoxidil is leaving residue on them? Perhaps using the foam would help since it doesn't have the PG liquid does. That stuff used to clog my pores and I think it was counterproductive.
Im kinda tempted by the foam for my scalp as well as I think the pg liquid is causing dandruff?
 

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Im kinda tempted by the foam for my scalp as well as I think the pg liquid is causing dandruff?
Yes. I know that some people prefer the liquid form for application reasons, but didn't want the PG in it, so they took the foam and melted it into liquid by putting some in the cap and then surrounding that with something warm like a hot glass of water. When I used topical, I had no problems applying the foam, I thought it was easier actually. I think it depends on your hair length/thickness/style/etc. It definitely doesn't cause the flaking that the liquid does.
 

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Yes. I know that some people prefer the liquid form for application reasons, but didn't want the PG in it, so they took the foam and melted it into liquid by putting some in the cap and then surrounding that with something warm like a hot glass of water. When I used topical, I had no problems applying the foam, I thought it was easier actually. I think it depends on your hair length/thickness/style/etc. It definitely doesn't cause the flaking that the liquid does.
I think my only concern is that the PG might be a large part of its effectiveness?
 

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Longest it’s been in a long time. Beard pics too. Hard to tell if I’ve had any progress with my beard tbh. Will include pics of my beard from the start of the month (in the next post), and today (in this post) And hair pics from today. Still on min/needling only.
 

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Just under 4 weeks ago. Now using min once a day at night time. 1ml on head, about half a ml on beard.
 

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Jesus this is aggressive. I’d do minoxidil, a strong oral finasteride or even a dutasteride with dermal rolling once a week with a 1.5 mm roller.
 
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