» (But you won’t hear any of this around FUE clinics that try to max-out the
» patient’s donor area to the point of looking moth-eaten when he’s 24 years
» old. Just a lot of "Start taking Propecia and you’ll never lose any more
Finasteride is definitely a must for someone contemplating a HT. Hippocratic wreaths certainly thin with age. Finasteride+RU58841 would be even better to be honest to help someone keep what they have.
Genetic baldness has been associated with a variant of the androgen receptor gene. 98.6% of all balding men have this variant of the androgen-receptor gene vs. 76% of men without baldness. Whether the gene encodes for overactive receptors, chemically stable receptors, just too many receptors on androgen target organs, or makes receptors on the skull a tidbit more active they dont know…but if you have that gene (inherited from your mother), your hair will have a strong tendency to bald. Your wreath will thin also in old age, just like older men’s wreaths do. Taking finasteride is a must.
Ive read an experiment where a pharmacuetical grade topical alpha five reductase inhibitor called 4MA was applied to some kind of ape’s scalp along with finasteride, MK386 (type one inhibitor), and RU58841. RU58841 was clearly the best treatment, but finasteride was the second best treatment…the topical alpha five reductase type two inhibitor only inhibited further baldness, it did not regrow “some” hair like finasteride did. The conclusion is clear----serum DHT must play a small role in the progression of AGA once it starts. For best results, alpha five inhibition AND androgen receptor antagonism is needed----even in the wreath area.
I can concur with the Fittest on see-through HT’s. I saw another one just the other day. The guy looked like he had diffuse thinning all over his head. If one wants an HT, they’d better have nice donor hair, be ON FINASTERIDE at least, and get a conservative HT. A NW 3 or NW 2.5 is a much better thing to shoot for than a NW 1.5 with low placement that could give you a mess in 20 years.
The very best thing a young person could do (my opinion) is to try a buzz for a few months and see if they can adjust themselves to the look. They might like it and would hence be able to forget about hair. If some “cure” like Follica, ACELL, Aderans, or Intercytex (or Histogen) came along in the future, they’d still be able to get it at that time. Getting a HT in the front means that you can’t ever “forget” about your situation up there, and you have to admit to yourself that you have indeed “addicted” yourself to a drug (finasteride) even though it can be obtained cheaply as proscar online. Its still a daily ritual—biting that pill. I wish I didn’t have to.