Placeholder - will add background info later. Short story, 36 years old, been on finasteride about 8 years and min for 7. My hair loss probably started around age 20-23, but it was very slow and I didn't suspect anything until age 26 or so, and even then it was not noticeable to others. I had a lot going on in my late twenties, and finally realized it was male pattern baldness around age 28 when I realized I had diffuse loss on either side of my hairline. I had a very bad shed initially, and only recovered around 18 months into finasteride. I am still a bit below baseline and can't say whether min is doing anything, but I think I have maintained fairly well. I believe my male pattern baldness is leaning toward nw4 maybe nw5, with loss emphasized in frontal 3rd. I have some retrograde male pattern baldness as well but donor seems ok. My hair is curly and coarse. I want to improve the diffused frontal third. Considering my options and would appreciate feedback. Some photos are below showing my hair after waking up. Note the diffuse loss at hairline, and also note that the loss is not as visible because my hair is dry. Crown has some diffuse loss but it is minor and not very noticeable with my type of hair. Please excuse any dried min flakes. Also please excuse typos and grammar as I am posting from phone. Thanks.