This hair restoration question was answered by hair loss forum member “ArochaHair”, online representative for Coalition physician Dr. Bernardino Arocha: I’ve been on the hair loss drug Propecia (finasteride) for the last three or four years and I’m thinking about dropping it to every other day. I’d just like to find out if anyone has had any bad experience or success with three times a week or even twice a week. Propecia every other day or 1/4 of Proscar every other day is fine either way. It makes little difference because what matters more is consistency. The medication itself has a short half-life but once you reach a point of relative saturation then maintaining is important. Some patients even take it twice a week, on a very strict schedule, with benefits but there is evidence to suggest that the efficacy is related to the dosage so if you are experiencing maintenance of your hair or you even had an improvement for your hair, don’t experiment too much with a much lower intake frequency. […]
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This hair restoration question was answered by hair loss forum member “ArochaHair”, online representative for Coalition physician Dr. Bernardino Arocha: I am a 62 yr. old white female with hair loss mainly on top of my scalp, mostly towards front area. I have been losing hair since my 40’s. I currently use hair powder like Joan Rivers Great Hair Day Powder or wigs. It is really hot in Texas and wearing a wig every day is very uncomfortable. I’m wondering about how many hair grafts I would need to fix my thin areas. Also, would I be a better candidate for a strip hair transplant or follicular unit extraction (FUE)? As a female, and with the diffused hair loss shown in your photo, you have a fairly strong chance of also having diffused loss in the traditional donor zone so this area has to be carefully examined as well. With cases like yours, and assuming diffused donor loss, there is usually a small area at the back of your donor that has the […]
This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles: I’m just 1 month post hair transplant and wanted to know when is it safe to resume playing soccer? I play 2-3 times a week but not too aggressive soccer and really don’t use my head at all. However, I do run a lot and fast (i.e., sprints). Is there any risk to the recipient or donor area? You can play now as long as you are not doing the head butting thing. I have had some professional soccer players as patients and have seen what I feel is an increased amount of scar tissue on the top of the scalp. This might be from the trauma of repeated heading of the ball over all those years. Dr. Glenn Charles — David Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.