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Discussion in 'The Impact of Hair Loss' started by JohnsonDDG, Mar 7, 2018.

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What were your results after a year on Finasteride?

  1. Continued Aggressive Hair Loss

    4 vote(s)
    14.8%
  2. Moderate Hair Loss

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  3. Stabalised the Loss but no Regrowth

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  4. Moderate Regrowth (5-10% more density)

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  5. Major Regrowth

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Johnt1997

    Johnt1997 Established Member My Regimen

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    Started minoxidil 2 years ago in April, finasteride 2 years in August. My crown has thickened up quite a bit(difficult to see thinning now unless someone is way taller than me or standing above me) but hairline hasn't really moved(nw2.5ish)

    Pretty decent results as I can appear a Full head to non Norwood spotters with concealer and styling. Big three has bought me 3 years at the very least
     
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    Johnt1997 Established Member My Regimen

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    Potentially seeing results with weekly dermarolling. 1mm with pressure until oidraw blood. Terminal hair growth in 1.5 area but hard to tell - it's early days yet
     
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    JohnsonDDG Senior Member My Regimen

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    So your results came in at 14months?
     
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    CopeForLife Senior Member My Regimen

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    I had relatively long hair on 11th month so it's hard to say

    @N003 had similar experience with fina when got regrowth after a year
     
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    CopeForLife Senior Member My Regimen

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    I will provide pics in PM when have enough time
     
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    Been on finasteride for over 13 years and according to some Norwood spotters here, I am maintaining well. I only will get regrowth if I add minoxidil. You are more likely to get regrowth with finasteride together with minoxidil. Finasteride is not considered a growth stimulant.
     
  7. Japnicks India

    Japnicks India Established Member My Regimen

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    wow 13 years! any side?
     
  8. Roberto_72

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    I think beard grafts will be more of an option in a couple of years.
    By now, I have not seen enough good results. I would wait.
    Apart from that, though, this thread is more precisely about finasteride.
    I think the 90% success rate some users report is optimistic and reflects their bias of good responders.
    I think you should take out from 90%:
    - those who had gyno - ED - extra T
    - those who had some good result in 6-12 months but then started going back again.


    I think no more of 50% of balding men are saved by finasteride altogether.
     
  9. kj6723

    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    I put myself in the "moderate regrowth" category even though I think my forelock density improved more than 10%. I started treatment as a NW2.5 with my forelock starting to visibly lose density, and I am now a pretty strong NW2: very good uniform density between forelock and rest of hair, and temple angles closing further and further in. I first noticed improvement at the 7 month mark on finasteride, but I continued to gradually improve and I think I may be still getting very gradual improvement (coming up on 2 years on treatment)

    I agree with those stressing the importance of minoxidil as well if you actually want regrowth. finasteride can stop the damage (for those who it works) but it isn't going to stimulate those weakened follicles. Multi angle approach is best with this disease especially for those who have lost meaningful ground
     
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    Not anything abnormal.
     
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    let us know how you're feeling after two years bro. (shit on your parade)
     
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    Where is the option for finasteride drastically speeding up your male pattern baldness and destroying your scalp? I put my vote there.
     
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    @buckthorn, any time I see you post my day always brightens up. Let's see some of those funny " buckyisms" you so cleverly come up with about yourself or sometimes direct at other posters. If you want a shot at me, I give you a free pass.
     
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    Marky Experienced Member My Regimen

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    have you tried RU, this guy seems to do well with it and he's on roids. Seems to be a good AA for those who can't tolerate finasteride/dutasteride:

     
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    Japnicks India Established Member My Regimen

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    seen his videos but makes me wonder if he is using hair fibers! Whereas this youtuber named searching4sid has recently started ru and is on 12 week. I don’t notice much difference,lets see how things progress.
     
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    Marky Experienced Member My Regimen

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    how do you know you weren't on your way there and it was only coincidence you took finasteride around the same time.
    think how much worse it could have been if you didn't take it? These things are hard to call
     
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    Marky Experienced Member My Regimen

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    I'm a bit skeptical to, his pics show 3 months, one month in Europe without RU and had a major shed, then 3 months later grew it all back.
    I don't think hair falls out or grows that fast on serums
    But I guess he does say he's hyper-responder or something.
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    never missed an application of minoxidil and been on it for 2 years ; used way too much of it . And no result !
    never missed a single pill of fina and also used too much of it : 5 mg daily . and stipp miniaturizing .
    Hope the cure will come soon
     
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    hahha his comment was scary enough
    Just wondering when one can expect results from finasteride or side in what time frame?
     
  20. Marky

    Marky Experienced Member My Regimen

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    I think they say 3-6 months for early signs that something is working - but everyone is different. Some shedding may happen in that time, or loss will subside - then you need like a year to really judge effectiveness.
     

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