I have an interesting, perhaps unfortunate situation. I was sold a few hair transplant sessions by Bosley when I was 21,22 in the early 90’s, and now I’m in my mid 30’s, a NW 3.5 or 4. I took proscar for about 6 months in 97 or so with limited results (I had much more hair then, although noticeably thinning). I’ve removed many of the transplants over the years as my hairline receded more, and only in the past year and a half has my surgery been somewhat noticeable in front due to redness and mild scarring. I take a rosacea cream to minimize the redness.
My question is: what should I do? I’ve read that many are seeing reasonable results from finasteride and other treatments. Should I try Propecia even though Proscar didn’t yield any noticeable results? Is there any benefit to saving the hair that you have knowing that HM may be around the corner, and existing medication requires indefinite usage? I spent about 8 not thinking about my hair on a daily basis, but my scarring in the front and back has pulled me back into the hairloss conversation. Perhaps if I stayed more up to date on the latest treatments and their results over the years, I would have been more focused on prevention and have kept more of my hair. Unfortunately, the Bosley experience was so traumatic, I completely shut out this industry. Thinking about your hair and potential cures on a daily basis is not healthy and will only limit you in life.
Any input is greatly appreciated.