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Mid 2020 Hair Update By Yours Truly

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by hollow11, May 23, 2020 at 5:28 PM.

  1. hollow11

    hollow11 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Haven't posted in almost an year, so I decided to update my hair loss diary.

    https://imgur.com/a/7h9T6xw - current hair, more photos than one could ask for.

    https://imgur.com/a/hNWuPOu - photos from almost exactly an year ago.

    https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/threads/hairline-update-for-mid-2019-any-changes.123352/ - old thread.


    I think i've maybe lost some density and one of my corners has lost quite a bit of those hairs which were barely grasping to life in 2019, as seen as this photo.
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    As always, I'm posting here to get you guys opinions on my hair-loss progression (if you could call it that).
    I'm not on fina or minoxidil. I'm not even on the snake oil products such as saw palmetto. All I can do is wait for it to get worse as time goes by.

    Hope you guys are still holding strong and as always I wish you all regrowth. Cheers!
     
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    pegasus2 Senior Member My Regimen

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    Seems to be slowly thinning. Why aren't you on anything?
     
  3. hollow11

    hollow11 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Long story short, finasteride is banned in my country and I don't want to get on minoxidil because I don't feel like it's worth it unless you're diffuse thinning.
     
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    pegasus2 Senior Member My Regimen

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    That's too bad. Saw palmetto and zix is better than nothing. What about a PGD2 antagonist?
     
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    hollow11 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Not familiar with it
     
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    pegasus2 Senior Member My Regimen

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    PGD2 is upregulated by DHT. It may be the next part of the cascade, and if it's stopped that alone could halt hair loss. Potent examples are ramatroban, TM30089, and OC000459.
     
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    What is zix, and you mean saw palmetto tablets? I wanna get back on a regimen I’ve lost quite a lot of hair, what you thinks the best things to use other than finasteride/minoxidil. Finasteride gave me side affects and minoxidil is too messy twice a day
     
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    pegasus2 Senior Member My Regimen

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    Topical or oral. Zix is a topical alternative to finasteride, zinc and b6.
     
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    TomRiddle Experienced Member My Regimen

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    What country are you from if you don't mind me asking?
     
  10. hollow11

    hollow11 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Bulgaria.
    To be honest, I'm not 100% sure if it's banned, but i've been to over 5 different dermatologists, all sending me away even though I've told them I know the risks i'd be taking and i'm ok with them.
     
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    TomRiddle Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Your next to me, i'm from Romania, here it's not banned but just a few prescribe it because the rest had bad experience with it. Some told me that if you are older they are prescribing it but they categorically refuse to prescribe it to youngsters. I don't think it's a bad thing especially since they are not that vain and money driven as US doctors are for example but they should give it to you if you accept and acknowledge the risks, your mature, it's an approved and regulated drug they should not deny it but i guess you just need to find the right one.

    Try an expensive cosmetic clinic they will prescribe it for sure
     
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    hollow11 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Yeah I've been thinking about doing that when this whole quarantine thing is over with
     

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