Tue 2 Sep 2014
This question, asked by a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by “Garageland” – a clinic representative for Coalition hair transplant surgeons Dr. Victor Hasson and Dr. Jerry Wong.
I’ve been taking Propecia (finasteride) and 10% minoxidil for 10 months now and results have been mixed. I experienced some significant shredding during the initial stages but it did stop and my receding hairline hasn’t moved since. So I think I can safely say the medication has halted the receding process. I don’t think I have experienced much new hair growth although there might be a small area of the headline where the hair appears to be thicker. I use Toppik hair loss concealer to cover my receding hairline. I believe I am at II on the Norwood Scale.
I am seriously thinking about getting a follicular unit extraction hair transplant because I want to have my hair short at the back and sides and long (lengthy) at the top. However, I don’t have the money for it at the moment so I was thinking about getting a loan. I have had a loan before and repaid it so I know I can do this.
The hair restoration clinic I received my consultation from has appeared in the media and has performed hair transplants on many celebs. I still don’t know if that particular clinic is right for me. As I am taking out a loan, I have to be sure the clinic and procedure is right for me.