hair transplant without finasteride and minoxidil?

baydude

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Anyone gone through a hair transplant without taking finasteride or minoxidil? How was the result? I can't deal with the side effects of both.
 

WhitePolarBear

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I suggest you at least get on minoxidil, it really can't hurt unless you have a bad allergic reaction.
 

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I'm going to have a hair transplant in few months with only minoxidil. I suggest you at least get on minoxidil, it really can't hurt unless you have a bad allergic reaction.

theoretically the new hair should not have the same reaction to the DHT that the old hair had. It should be immune so yes you can opt out of finasteride. I would have to due to sides. But technically you will need more touch ups down the line as more hair falls out with no maintenance like finasteride or minoxidil to hold the rest there.

Im in the same boat.

Luckily the docs all said they dont think my hair will ever get to like a full on hogan shiny head and if I cant take the finasteride I should be alright with minimal touch up.
I have a ton of body hair I can hopefully use as densifier down the line, god willing.
 

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I don't believe SMP will fool anyone without at least some hair. I can't take finasteride and I don't believe it's absolutely necessary when having a hair transplant. You would lose your hair with or without finasteride anyway.
 

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Too blond. I've seen people way blonder than me get it. But that clinic I went to in Belgium is a joke anyway. They really think people can maintain with a shampoo called Keratene Retard there.

Maybe, but I can't take finasteride, my gynecomastia surgery was really painful.
 

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I tried dermarolling but seeing that it's leading nowhere and that there are no results on the forums, I stopped. I stopped Nizoral too and wouldn't dare touching anything that lowers androgens after my gyno issue.

So yes, it's just minoxidil, but I was a very good responder and still am, the hair at the back are holding pretty well.
 

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I've had great results from dermarolling. My crown has filled up really well - I've gone from a NW3V to just about a NW2. There are a good number of people who have also had great results from dermarolling.
 

Agahi

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I think the word on derma rolling is that you have to at least have hair in the area for it to do anything. It isn't hair neogenisis it is just promoting growth of miniaturized hairs. It seems to be at least doing a bit for me.
 

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I think the word on derma rolling is that you have to at least have hair in the area for it to do anything. It isn't hair neogenisis it is just promoting growth of miniaturized hairs. It seems to be at least doing a bit for me.

how does this work, do you have to get a special comb?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G48SR8Y/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

Wouldnt this damage or possibly even cut the other existing hairs? Does it cause any shock loss?
 

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WhitePolarBear

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Yes I have, it was quite obvious, even though my friends didn't notice and wouldn't believe it, because you know, what idiot would have hair tattooed to his scalp.
 

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I'm starting to think average people really don't care about hair. I dated an American girl the last two weeks and she didn't mention my baldness once, even when we specifically talked about hair.

So you're right, no one but people obsessing about hair like us would notice anything if you had SMP done.

I was turned down for SMP in Belgium though, but I'm still considering flying to Milan so I can have it done to enhance my first hair transplant.
 

KANGA

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I'm starting to think average people really don't care about hair.
They don't... only if its happening to them. Actually, I find that guys are more likely to notice baldness in other people than girls, IF they have hairloss issues themselves.

I love that quote about Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek:

Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.
 

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