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Hair transplant without Finasteride - should I proceed?

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Saint4805

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Hi everyone,

Further to my first post a few weeks ago, I have had some dialogue with a couple of clinics in Turkey and both recommend taking Finasteride post surgery which is a bit of a red line for me. I understand the benefits in that it would likely preserve the end result for longer. I'm happy to take minoxidil but would rather avoid Finasteride due to possible side effects (sexual disfunction and watery semen etc. are a no no for me). Is it a bad idea to proceed with surgery with this in mind or could I possibly agree on a more conservative hairline design which takes account of my not taking Finasteride and perhaps not leave me with thinner areas behind the transplanted area? I have noticed some older men who have a bit more density at the front and I think this can be managed with short/buzz hair cuts. Thoughts?

FWIW, I'm 47 years old and believe that my hair loss has stabilised to a large degree (no significant loss in recent years - more gradual). I am not exactly craving a great hairline for the rest of my days. I'd be happy to have a good hairline for the next 5-7 years and would probably be then happy to go for a short/buzz cut thereafter as my hair loss continues. With that in mind, could I consider proceeding with a HT? One clinic I am talking with is Armamed as I am impressed with Dr Demirsoy's results.

Many thanks!
 

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Bigmac

Bigmac

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As long as a patient knows the risks of possible future loss it's ok to proceed as long as they can agree with the clinic where the grafts will be placed. A skilled doctor will look for miniturisation, try to predict any future loss pattern and plant with this in mind.
If you do lose more hair you want whatever is transplanted to look natural.
Have you considered topical Finasteride? The sides are supposed to be a lower risk.
 
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Saint4805

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As long as a patient knows the risks of possible future loss it's ok to proceed as long as they can agree with the clinic where the grafts will be placed. A skilled doctor will look for miniturisation, try to predict any future loss pattern and plant with this in mind.
If you do lose more hair you want whatever is transplanted to look natural.
Have you considered topical Finasteride? The sides are supposed to be a lower risk.
Thanks for your response Bigmac. Do you think Doctor Demirsoy would fall into the skilled doctor category who could look for minitiarisation and factor this into the surgery? I have sent a message to his assistant to ask the question. Their assessment is that I could benefit from 3000-3500 grafts.

I hadn't considered topical Finasteride and only became aware of it yesterday after doing more research. I would consider it if the sides were much lower.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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I`ve not looked at too many of his results. The ones I`ve seen look decent but you`d have to research him more. There are that many clinics around the globe it`s impossible to know the quality provided.
Topical is a consideration for you.
 
Kevboy

Kevboy

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It`s a gamble I`m pleased I never took. I stuck with Finasteride which has paid dividends with my hair growth.
 
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