PART1 Hi everybody, i appologise if I'm posting this on the wrong section, but as I will be having a FUE hair transplant I thought this was the best section to use and update. Ive been reading and learning from everybody on this forum for a year now, as a guest. I decided to join as a member to share my story, my achievements (good or bad), my perspectives and possibly my outcome/results in another year. I am 35 y old and I live in Northern Europe, however I am Mediterranean from origin, from South Europe. In perspective now i realize that i was balding since my late 20's, it maybe become noticeable around 28-29, however to be perfectly honest it never bothered me and in fact I wasn't aware how bald I was becoming, little by little. Until last year.. at the age of 34, a couple of photos in family gave me a perspective of my bald head that freaked me out.. i was/am bald, and the process wasnt over and it was becoming worst day by day, clearly a norwood 5 or higher already, maybe already thinning and balding on a norwood 6? It was then March 2016 that I Started searching for options/repair treatments that could possibly give me some hair back, i was every day and night reading posts and other users experiences in this and other forums, finasteride, dutasteride, minoxidil, nizoral, ru, S5, etc.. etc.. all become viable options for me, and I wasnt scared of the possible side effects, everything in life comes with a risk. I decided to start with the basics so, the big 3! I started immediately with regaine 5% foam, nizoral 2-3x/weeks and 1mg propecia every day. My main objective was to stop the male pattern baldness process or at least to slow it down, any possible regrowth would be welcomed. So March 2016 i started the big 3. August 2016 I increased the % of minoxidil, i started using 10% minoxidil with azelaic acid cream at night time and minoxidil 8% with caffeine and MGP solution by morning. I also been taking some vitamins every other month and biotin, more precisely foligain vitamins and biotin 5000ug daily. Enclosed some pics of the evolution of this treatment month by month. I decided to have the finasteride tx for an entire year before I considered hair transplants to allow my male pattern baldness to become as stable as possible and to allow any remaining hair on top to thicken as possible. Last month i decided to take blood tests for my hormonal profile, including the DHT reading, i feel sorry i didnt took an initial reading before I started the finasteride though, results show normal levels of DHT but on the low end, i am considering dutasteride but as my hair thickned with the propecia I believe for now I dont need to reduce my DHT any further. Current level of DHT 0.490 nmol/l, under 1mg of finasteride every day for a year.