Hi all, Long time lurker fist time poster. I'm 32 and have been receeding slowly since I was 18, currently I would say a norwood 2-3. After lots of research I have decided not to go oral finasteride, I suffered two courses of Roaccutane when I was a teenager due to cystic acne, and I don't think I've ever fully returned to normal. I do however understand there are risks to any drug/treatment. The acne was a 9 out of 10 (derms words) so I would say my test/DHT levels were rediculous when younger, so I am a little concerned that I may be susceptable to sides. Always been very responsive to the gym, so I would like my test levels so stay where they are. Endless hours of reading has led me to the Mazzarella 1997 study of 0.005% topical application, basically long term it had fantastic results with little to no sides. I had always accepted that one day I would be bald, so I'm willing to take the safer route with lower dose, but longer action time. If it works, great, if not then everyone has a good reference point! Once I've got some 0.005% I will start a journal and share the experience. Question: I'm thinking of buying the Effagen-F from minoxidilmax and diluting down to 0.005%. Has anybody diluted pre-mixed before? and if so what was the mixture you diluted with? Alternatively, If anyone has a UK based GP they can recommend to provide a script, I can purchase pre made from Farmacia in Italy. Thanks all!