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Balding Since 18, Now 26, Started Propecia 12/12/2016

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  1. CrazyFrenchie

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    Hi everyone,

    i'd like to share my story because this site gave me the hope to keep my hair from receding. Seeing a lot of success stories showed me that it is possible.
    I'm gonna track all my progress on this site and post photos and update frequently to show the progress, but first a little background.
    I've been balding since i'm 18-19, and i was in deny of that during almost two years. When i realised it, i was 21 , i had already receded a lot. I've let the baldness come onto me thinking there was no solution, even if i knew propecia and minoxidil existed, i thought it wouldn't do much for me.

    At only 25 i decided to see my dermatologist who gave me a prescription of minoxidil 5%, and the results where already great, in 3 month i saw the regrowth and in 6 month i was on the road to be norwood 2 again. (I was a weak norwood 3 at the start)
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    You can see on this picture the result i've traced 6 month, i was really happy but for no reason, i've lost all the regrowth at the start of the 7 month. Despite this, i've kept using minoxidil in a hope that this shedding would stop and all the hair i gained would grow back. but it didnt

    One year after that i've decided to start finasteride in december 2016. The success stories i've seen here gave me the courage to overcome the side effect that i was worry about.

    So my regimen is now daily, propecia 1mg, minoxidil 5% twice a day, and nizoral twice a week

    I have to say that in three month, my hair are generally way healthier, thanks to nizoral maybe.
    + In the last 2-3 weeks, i"ve noticed that my hair where falling less that it used two. There is now way less hair in my bathroom and in my bedsheets.
    And in term of regrowth, i just have a lot of baby hair that have started to appear on my hairline, so i hope that in 2-3 month they will become, normal hair.
    Fina comparaison.jpg
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    On this picture this is day 0 on the left and 3 month on the right, the quality is not too great so i've took closer photos in the bathroom but i've started that only at month 2, not day 0
    Fina Miroir.jpg
    Fina Miroir.jpg
    On this last picture, it's almost month 2 on the left, and month 3 on the right


    For the moment no sides noted except that i've had a few black heads on my forehead, and my forehead skin is a little bit greasy.

    So that is my story :)
     
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  2. himynameisj

    himynameisj Established Member My Regimen

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    Looks great, happy for your results, congrats dude.
    What's your insight on Minoxidil?
     
  3. CrazyFrenchie

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    I think minoxidil is doing the majority of the regrowth and propecia is stopping my hair from falling. Nizoral must help too but i just think that my hair are healthier since i've started it.
    Before i started finasteride, i was seing the baby hair growing but after 2 or 3 month they would fall again. Now they seem to be stronger and stronger week after week. The process seems very slow though.

    If i had done that when i started minoxidil two years ago, maybe i would be a strong norwood 2
     
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  4. Balding curse

    Balding curse Established Member My Regimen

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    that's really great result, I think the first pic you were norwood 4, any thinning at the back?
     
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    Two years ago, the vertex and the back were starting to be thin, but since i've started minoxidil, it's almost back to what it was.
    I'm gonna post one pic from behind this afternoon.
    I guess minoxidil is way more efficient on the vertex than on the hairline.
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    ah je me rappelle de ton post sur doctissimo . Tu as de très bon résultats avec minoxidil . Moi j'en met sur ma lf depuis 1 an sans aucun résultat . Cela t'as aidé sur le vertex ? parce malgré le fait ue je sois sous propécia je commence a perdre de la densité sur le vertex . Merci
     
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    Sur le vertex clairement j'ai bien récupéré et maintenu pendant 2 ans avec le minoxidil sans la finasteride.
    Par contre avec finasteride et nizoral, maintenant j'ai l'impression que mon vertex se densifie encore plus.
     
  8. michel sapin

    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    t'es chanceux ! t'as réussi à maintenir avec minoxidil ? t'as eu un gros shedding au début de traitement avec minoxidil ?
    Sur la lf cela t'as aidé ?
     
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    Avec le minoxidil seul j'ai ralentis à 90% la chute je pense. Sur le vertex j'ai a peu près maintenu mais ma lf a continué à reculer( de pas beaucoup mais j'ai un peu perdu quand même).
    Le shedding je l'ai subis 6 mois après avoir commencé minoxidil, j'ai voulu passer d'un minoxidil à un autre et je l'ai mal encaissé. Mais sinon au départ je n'ai pas sentis de shedding particulier( ma chute étant déjà très importante c'est pour cela que je n'ai pas trop vu la différence à mon avis).
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    ok merci . Donc peu de shedding au début sur le vertex . Tes résultats sont franchement super !
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    ca me donne envie d'essayer minoxidil sur mon vertex pour voir mais j'ai peur que cela empire ma situation . J'en ai mis sur ma lf et cela m'a empiré . cela n'a pas fais tomber des cheveux qui étaient sains ?
     
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    D'après les études sur le sujet, le minoxidil fait tomber tous les cheveux qui sont en phase télogène pour les faire repousser plus fort, c'est à dire les cheveux arrivés en bout de cycle et qui ne poussent plus ou très peu. Et un cheveux en début de phase télogène peut sembler normal.
    Donc oui j'ai vu des cheveux qui avaient l'air sain tomber comme ça, mais ils ont toujours finis par repousser.
    Je ne sais pas si appliquer plus de minoxidil sur ton vertex fera plus d'effet( à par si tu n'en mets pas du tout en ce moment) car même si tu l'applique localement, la zone d'effet est plus grande. Car le minoxidil a provoqué chez moi une légère augmentation de ma pilosité(visage et un peu le torse) par exemple.

    Donc si un cheveux tombe avec le minoxidil c'est qu'il allait tomber de toute façon, le processus à juste été accéléré.
    Et une fois que tu as commencé le minoxidil, tu ne peux plus l'arrêter. A mon avis dans mon cas je deviens chauve en 6 mois si j'arrête mon traitement...
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    pour l'instant j'en met que sur mes golfes . Vu que j'ai commencé propécia 2 ans avant de commencer le minoxidil . J'ai commencé propécia tot ( a 21 ans ) et mon vertex était parfait , c'est pour cela que ca me fais bien chier que cela n'ai pas mieux marché .
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    j'ai juste peur de me retrouver avec un trou au niveau du vertex
     
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    CopeForLife Senior Member My Regimen

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    VERTEX.jpg
    18 month between these two pictures. Left : september 2016 : Right : Today
    The lighting is way more agressive on the right and my hair are also shorter. You can see that there's almost no evolution.
     
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    Littlle update, i'm almost to 4month
    Fina comparaison 2.jpg
    Fina Miroir Avril.jpg

    Although my hair are longuer each month so it's difficult to compare, it feels way fuller than before.
    The fall is not completely stopped, but slowed down for sure.
     
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    looks great, the front is filling up, keep updating.
     
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    Anyone recover from Propecia sides
     
  20. michel sapin

    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    stylé mec, c'est une vrai sucess story !
    sur ta photo de septembre 2016 tu mettais du minoxidil sur ton vertex ? parce que il avait pas l'air touché , même si la photot est sombre .
     

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