why would you change your regiment again if the topical dutasteride works so well for you?Hey Guys,
I shaved my head yesterday as I had surgery with Dr Bruno Ferreira in Portugal for zone 2 and reinforcing the hairline. 1200 grafts in total (awesome experience, highly recommend this surgeon)
We did not requite to touch the crown has he told me there was no miniaturization and nowhere to place grafts. I had a big empty spot in my crown 18 months ago so this is obviously working very well with just Topical Dutasteride 0.1% and my serum DHT is unchanged. This is where I apply Dutasteride.
Dr asked me to go on low dose Finasteride (2mg a week) but given the horrible sides I have with it I will be trying Topical Finasteride 0.025% from FUE CLINIC 3 times week. Thus one ML on Mon, Wed and Fridays which is when I normally wash my hair. One 60ml bottle is about 45 euros and would last me 3 months so we are looking at 15 euros a month.
I will stop Topical Dutasteride 0.1% for 2 months as this is a perfect opportunity for me to assess what kind of serum DHT reduction 0.025% presents and if it's really just 20% or so and if it I can tolerate it well without sides. If this works my treatment would potentially be Topical finasteride 0.025% EOD and Topical Dutasteride 0.1% or 0.25% once a week to nuke scalp DHT.
Blood test will be taken 1st of June for baseline and at 1 month and 2 months and I shall report back.
Some pictures of the evolution of my crown on Topical Dutasteride.
Before treatment. 4 months in. Shaven at 18 months. Bare in mind the swirl is cut shorter than the rest.
I'll have surgery with Dr. Ferreira in October too, and from my consulting I know he really doesn't give a sh*t about treatments other than oral finasteride ... really annoying since as a surgeon he's top notch but he's totally denying the side effects some guys get on finasteride.
Did he say anything about your topical dutasteride use at all? Why does he want you on finasteride tho... I really don't get it. It seems like he doesn't believe this is working out so better go the "safe" route with oral finasteride.