Have you considered Dr. Umar or Dr. Bisanga?
Just thought I’d recommend looking at them. I started losing my hair at 18. I"m 34 now and NW 3-4. I know I will be NW 6-7 years down the line but I refuse to not do something about it. I am getting closer to finally taking that step. It’s been a long time coming, but I was/am in the same boat you are in. If it really affects you then it is worth doing, some guys are okay with it, but I am not.
There are trade offs, yes you will most likely have to take drugs (big 3 or combo there of) to maintain your gains but eventually something else might come along to supplant them or we might have even bigger break throughs one day, also if you don’t have any or limited sides thinks might be okay. For me no sides. It’s wishful thinking on the break throughs but I am one to roll the dice.
Do your homework and meet patients in person to really get a feel for a Drs. work.
I don’t know what your goals are, but for me the reason I am leaning towards Umar or Bisanga is b/c they do FUE and they utilize BHT as well. Knowing that I will go very bald by nature, and that I am very hairy body-wise I know I need to incorporate bodyhair into my plan, and probably a good amount. I’m okay with that, plus I don’t plan on growing it out. I just want a buzz cut that has good coverage and nice hairline. It is amazing what a good hairline can do, really frame your face.
Good luck and don’t rush in. I know things seem like they suck right now, but act like it doesn’t bother you in public and around women and you will be okay. And if you decide to go down the path of an HT good luck and know that once you do it you have to commit yourself to it b/c although we can get good HTs we will still lose other hairs on our head, so we will need touch ups.
Stay strong my friend.