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#1

I had a consultation yesterday with Harley Street Hair Clinic. The Dr there looked at my hairline, and because of my age decided i was not a suitable candidate, and that my hair loss is nowhere near bad enough. She admitted to some very slight receeding.

What options do i now have? Would propecia be worth a go? Im just looking to get some hair regrowth and thickness in the temple area.

Cheers People


#2

» I had a consultation yesterday with Harley Street Hair Clinic. The Dr there
» looked at my hairline, and because of my age decided i was not a suitable
» candidate, and that my hair loss is nowhere near bad enough. She admitted
» to some very slight receeding.
»
» What options do i now have? Would propecia be worth a go? Im just looking
» to get some hair regrowth and thickness in the temple area.
»
» Cheers People

How old are you and what’s the state of your hairline?


#3

»
» What options do i now have? Would propecia be worth a go? Im just looking
» to get some hair regrowth and thickness in the temple area.

In my experience Propecia does work, it will stop hairloiss from progressing, but I have seen very few cases where any signifigant regrowth happens.

What you can hope for from Propecia is to start taking it and stay where you are at currently, but as far as thickening and regrowth in the temples it is pretty unlikely.

Rogaine has a higher success rate for the crown. I tried using it in my temples and saw zero results.


#4

» I had a consultation yesterday with Harley Street Hair Clinic. The Dr there
» looked at my hairline, and because of my age decided i was not a suitable
» candidate, and that my hair loss is nowhere near bad enough. She admitted
» to some very slight receeding.
»
» What options do i now have? Would propecia be worth a go? Im just looking
» to get some hair regrowth and thickness in the temple area.
»
» Cheers People

Plz post relevant pics too…nd as Pat said u can expect general improvement in texture and overall thickening with medications but growing altogether NEW hair that could be of cosmetic value is rarer but does occur in some.

for me medications worked to keep what i had.:slight_smile:

hairlove


#5

Nd of course your age holds relevance too.


#6

» I had a consultation yesterday with Harley Street Hair Clinic. The Dr there
» looked at my hairline, and because of my age decided i was not a suitable
» candidate, and that my hair loss is nowhere near bad enough. She admitted
» to some very slight receeding.
»
» What options do i now have? Would propecia be worth a go? Im just looking
» to get some hair regrowth and thickness in the temple area.
»
» Cheers People

How old are you?


#7

» I had a consultation yesterday with Harley Street Hair Clinic. The Dr there
» looked at my hairline, and because of my age decided i was not a suitable
» candidate, and that my hair loss is nowhere near bad enough. She admitted
» to some very slight receeding.
»
» What options do i now have? Would propecia be worth a go? Im just looking
» to get some hair regrowth and thickness in the temple area.
»
» Cheers People

when i was 23 i had a consult with a doc that told me the same thing. it was the best decision i ever made at the time…to not go forward with it.

all you can really do now is focus on stopping the hairloss and consider it later on down the road once you’ve gotten a handle on things. rogaine and propecia dont do anything for the hairline or temples as far as regrowth.


#8

I’m 24 now. I started having hairloss at 18. Started Propeica and though it didn’t grow back any, it prevented any more from falling out. Do it. Propeica started losing its effect at 23 (NOT not work, just not working as well). Started taking resveratrol/curcumin, CoQ10, and Propeica with L-Lysine (plus more, but that’s a good foundation). Very happy with maintaining the hair I have. Do it, do it, do it. Buy generic so it is cheaper.

Besides, why would you even get a hair transplant if you weren’t going to get on Propecia? Obviously you are going to lose some hair. A transplant will cover what you’ve lost, but won’t prevent more from falling out. So you need Propeica anyway. Plus, I highly recommend the resveratrol/curcumin.

» I had a consultation yesterday with Harley Street Hair Clinic. The Dr there
» looked at my hairline, and because of my age decided i was not a suitable
» candidate, and that my hair loss is nowhere near bad enough. She admitted
» to some very slight receeding.
»
» What options do i now have? Would propecia be worth a go? Im just looking
» to get some hair regrowth and thickness in the temple area.
»
» Cheers People


#9

Please remember, Propecia is a medication and for it to work for your hair you have to take it as long as you want to keep your hair. Once you stop taking it you will start losing hair again.

So you have to essentialy take it for your life.

You have gotten some good advice from posters, but do not just start taking it because people on the message board tell you. It is a medication so you should consult your doctor before taking it.


#10

» Please remember, Propecia is a medication and for it to work for your hair
» you have to take it as long as you want to keep your hair. Once you stop
» taking it you will start losing hair again.
»
» So you have to essentialy take it for your life.
»
» You have gotten some good advice from posters, but do not just start
» taking it because people on the message board tell you. It is a medication
» so you should consult your doctor before taking it

Pats after your restoration are you taking any medications??


#11

and also remember propecia is not a guarantee and results vary from person to person just like anything else


#12

»
» Pats after your restoration are you taking any medications??

Yes, I take Proscar


#13

» and also remember propecia is not a guarantee and results vary from person
» to person just like anything else
Nd that is why you should give it a try and see what it does for you before you go in for transplant.


#14

» I’m 24 now. I started having hairloss at 18. Started Propeica and though it
» didn’t grow back any, it prevented any more from falling out. Do it.
» Propeica started losing its effect at 23 (NOT not work, just not working as
» well). Started taking resveratrol/curcumin, CoQ10, and Propeica with
» L-Lysine (plus more, but that’s a good foundation). Very happy with
» maintaining the hair I have. Do it, do it, do it. Buy generic so it is
» cheaper.
»
»
» Besides, why would you even get a hair transplant if you weren’t going to
» get on Propecia? Obviously you are going to lose some hair. A transplant
» will cover what you’ve lost, but won’t prevent more from falling out. So
» you need Propeica anyway. Plus, I highly recommend the
» resveratrol/curcumin.
»
»
» » I had a consultation yesterday with Harley Street Hair Clinic. The Dr
» there
» » looked at my hairline, and because of my age decided i was not a
» suitable
» » candidate, and that my hair loss is nowhere near bad enough. She
» admitted
» » to some very slight receeding.
» »
» » What options do i now have? Would propecia be worth a go? Im just
» looking
» » to get some hair regrowth and thickness in the temple area.
» »
» » Cheers People

Hey bucket what does do you use for resveratrol/curcumin ?

I agree about Lysine and Propecia, the combination works much better than Propecia alone.


#15

sounds like this clinic has good ethics , i was thiking of going for a consult there too, they seem to have good onest pics on there web site.


#16

»
» Hey bucket what does do you use for resveratrol/curcumin ?
»
» I agree about Lysine and Propecia, the combination works much better than
» Propecia alone.

Sorry to take so long to answer. I use NOW brand for resveratrol. 200 mg capsules. I divide over two days to save money. For curcumin, I buy ground up extract from KPC-Herb company. I spoon out about 75 mg/day.


#17

» I had a consultation yesterday with Harley Street Hair Clinic. The Dr there
» looked at my hairline, and because of my age decided i was not a suitable
» candidate, and that my hair loss is nowhere near bad enough. She admitted
» to some very slight receeding.

That doctor is ethical and she saved you.

If she had been unscrupulous (MANY MANY transplant doctors are), she would have taken your money and given you a lifetime of grief. Some of these idiots put you on a hair transplant treadmill to keep getting money out of you.

Do not do a hair transplant if you are in your 20s or even 30s. Do it only when you are in your 40s once your hair loss pattern has stabilized. Even then you will continue to lose hair.

The reason is you WILL lose hair over the course of your life and it will look ridiculous having a few transplanted hairs up front while the rest of your hair is falling out.

Do some research before you get a lifetime of misery. Don’t just run off to get a hair transplant or you will regret it.


#18

I agree with Pats completely. Propecia won’t really do much in terms of regrowth, but it should somewhat help you keep the hair you have, or just slow down your hair loss. It doesn’t really help the hairline or temples either. Rogaine foam has really helped me with my crown area.


#19

"The Dr there looked at my hairline, and because of my age decided i was not a suitable candidate, and that my hair loss is nowhere near bad enough. "

That is one very ethical doctor - often they will do and say anything to get in you in the operating room and start taking money from you.