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I’ve seen some promising results from the follicular unit hair transplant I received in late February 2009. However, I’m concerned that the Propecia I am taking has been a contributing factor to a recurrence of the mood disorder that I’ve been treated for during the past year. Regardless of whe...

have been progressively losing my hair for about the past five years, but I am concerned about using propecia because of sexual side effects. I’ve been researching hair transplants but have read that if you have a hair transplant then you have to take propecia to maintain the new ha...

I was wondering what your opinion is on the idea of replacing Propecia (finasteride) with the newer drug Avodart (dutasteride). Both Finasteride and Dutasteride have originated as Prostate medications. Dutasteride reduces the two enzymes responsible for the conversion of testosterone to DHT. Finasteride only blocks one enzyme. By blocking both...

I’d like to start taking Propecia, but I heard that it can cause prostate cancer. Is this true and if so what else can I take to stop my hair loss?

Since I was around 14-15 years old I have experienced hair loss, I’m now 17 and still losing hair. I have attempted minor treatments through a clinic, which determined I had male pattern baldness. When I was younger (15-16), the clinic suggested a hair loss treatment, I believe it contained mi...

Please let me know what you think. I’m 19 years old and had a hair transplant last year with The Hair Club. I think things went well, but I don’t seem to have much more hair than when I started. My doctor said that it’s because I am still...

I’m 43 years old and I have been slowly losing my hair for the past 15 years. I seemed to have retained a pretty good hairline, even though it is slightly higher than it used to be, however, the baldness in my crown has grown over the years. I recently began us...

My 26 year old son has been losing his hair since about the age of 18. Hair loss runs on my side of the family so I feel somewhat responsible for what he is going through. It breaks my heart to see him so unhappy and I would like to help him...

Can you provide me with information of Dutasteride?

I began to notice my hairline receding about 5 years ago at the age of 24, At the time I just thought it was normal and didn’t think to much about it. I kind of regret that now because my looks have changed a lot and my hair loss is about 2 in...

This might seem like a silly question, but can I keep my head shaved to a military cut if I have a hair transplant? I’d like to just lower my hairline to kind of make a shadow where there is currently no hair. I like to wear my hair ve...

My wife keeps telling me that I need a hair transplant so here I am doing some research. Here’s my situation, I am 31 years old and seem to be a 3V on that baldness scale. One of my friends is taking Propecia says it’s great stuff, but I am a...

I’m a 23 year old male who seems to be thinning towards a norwood 5ish pattern. I have taken propecia in both 1mg and .5 mg, but have experienced side effects both times. I use Rogaine 5% foam 2x daily. I’m wondering what my next plan of action should be. Should I ke...

How young is too young to have a hair transplant? I am currently 20 years old and have lost about 40% of my hair. I just began taking Propecia which seems to be working for me so I was wondering if it were possible for me to have a hair transplant to...

I recently had a hair transplant with a very reputable doctor. I am about 3 months into the process post op and have noticed some hair loss in the frontal area. Surgery was easy, recovery excellent, but loss of frontal area is noticeable, in spite of continued use of both Propecia...

I’m 28 years old and my hair loss seems to be isolated to the top top of my head. My hairline is still very thick and has not receded as far as I can tell. After reading information online it seems that having a hair transplant just for the crown at...

Hello. I am considering getting a hair transplant and I had a few questions. I am a 24 year old male and I began losing hair about 3 years ago immediately after taking the medication Accutane. I have always had very thick hair, but about a month after I started taking Accutane...

Can hair loss from anabolic steroids be reversed? When I was in college I experimented with a couple of cycles of anabolic steroids. As a baseball player most of us used them to compete. Luckily I came to my senses in my senior year and stopped cold turkey. I noticed...

I am writing because I am wondering what to do for my situation. I am 25 years old with extreme diffuse thinning. Lucky me huh? I think it resembles more female pattern type hair loss and the donor hair, side top everywhere is evenly thinned. I think I’ve done enough re...

I have been considering having an FUE hair transplant for almost five years and think that I am about ready to go through with it. I still have a relatively full hair and have only lost about two inches in my hairline which I would like to have restored. I...

Is shock loss from a hair transplant temporary? I have heard that if you experience shock loss there is a real possibility that this hair will not grow back. Is this true?

I am a female age 64 and had an 800 graft hair replacement done about 5 years ago. Since the thinning on the front and crown has become very noticeable, I wonder if there is any way to tell if these grafts actually worked? I really don’t see any difference. I have re...

I’m 17 yeas old and I’m losing my hair like crazy. I went to my family doctor and he recommended Rogaine, but it is not working for me. What else can I do and should I eventually just go for a hair transplant?

I’ve noticed that there are a plethora of reasons why a woman would not qualify for a hair transplant, and I am interested in learning what would disqualify a man to receive this procedure?

Do the majority of hair transplant doctors consider it appropriate to transplant hair into thinning areas, e.g., front, mid-section, and/or crown, as opposed to transplanting hair only into bald areas? What are the risks and considerations (e.g., shock loss)? – Robert

had a hair transplant when I was 20 and would prefer now to just have a buzz cut. I have a straight scar in the back of my head that is very thin but if I buzz my head it will definitely be visible. My doctor did not take the extra...

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