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28 And Slighly Receding. Have Some Questions

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by ipmeister, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. ipmeister

    ipmeister New Member

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    So back when I was 21 I noticed that my right temple had a ''dent'' which quickly grew. Back then I was realy afraid to be balding rapidly, since everyone from my fathers side quickly balds in his 20's. Now I'm 28 and the balding actually went quite slow. Some mild recession in the temples and thats it. I have some questions though on how to preserve my hair for the future.
    I was thinking about finasteride, but after meeting with a dermatologist, she advised me not to take it. Apparently it can damage your sperm and your offspring. Do you guys have any experience with finasterine and the quality of sperm? I also read that it can give erectile disfunction, which also scares me a lot.
    Does any of you experienced the same way of recession that I have? I think I'll be a NW3 by the time im like 35-40, which is fine for me. I'd probably get a hairtransplant by then. Is this a viable option? Or is there a high chance I'll start defuse thinning?


    See my pictures for reference. the first pictures are from 2013, and the others are taking yesterday. I took two pictures of my right temple. One in which you see the full recession, and in the other one I pull back my hair the same as in 2013.

    Thank you!
     

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    OldnBald Experienced Member My Regimen

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    That ain't sh*t. If you're worried about the slow death, tell a derm you've lost some ground in the last year n he'll prescribe finasteride. After that not to worry.

    I didn't get sides. Five months in right now.
     
  3. Niki99

    Niki99 Established Member My Regimen

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    Only 2% percent get side effects. In the study there was also a group who got sugar instead of finasteride but didn't knew it and in that group 1,3% got side effects which shows that the nocebo effect also plays a huge role here. If you expect to get side effects you will probably get them. And even if you get them they are not permanent. If you get off the meds you will most likely recover just fine. There is a lot of misinformation out there and horror stories that are exaggerated and if you look at these people who get side effects they are often not really healthy people in general and most likely already had for example slight erectile dysfunction but weren't aware of it until they payed close attention to it after starting finasteride and then just blame it on the drug.
     
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    fenom Member My Regimen

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    Your hair right now seems great, really rich and thick. Keep monitoring your hair every three months. It's true that side effects of propecia show to a very small percentage of people, like most drugs that we take. But is it a good idea to keep taking drugs for a lifetime in your body? And let's not forget that most of these studies for side effects are done for one year of usage. I don't know for you, but I don't even take pills for headache..
     
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    Niki99 Established Member My Regimen

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    I also don't take pills for a headache because I think it's not necessary. If you are losing your hair tho then sooner or later it is necessary to take pills if you want to keep your hair.
     
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    vinnyg0414 Established Member My Regimen

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    Don’t bother with medication until you start to have noticeable loss. Your hair looks great. You’re not even in NW2 territory.
     
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    fenom Member My Regimen

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    Also what shampoo are you using? Your hairs really seems shiny :D
     
  8. ipmeister

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    I use neutral parfum free shower gel since it's cheap and doenst have parfum. I'm allergic to parfum. It's 4 euro for 1000ml. I think my hair shines because i dont shower every day lol.
     
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    Thank you guys for the replies. I'll probably stay away from the finasteride till my hair loss is really visible. Anyway i was hoping for someone who is a little bit older to tell me more how my hairloss can progress. My plan now is to just wait till 35-40 and then get a transplant.
     
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    None can tell you how your hairloss will progress. It's different for everyone. My dad was diffuse thinning on his 30s and he still has the same NW3 hairline with thin hair in over 20 years, exactly the same. Others can lose most of their hair in matter of years.. It's unpredictable. The best indicator is usually your genes, but there is no "expert". If your grandpa from your moms side has/had hair, there are many chances that you will also hold on your hair
     

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