I am only 18 years old and have the androgenetic alopecia in the temple region. I have been using minoxidil 2% for the last 10 months, but only small thin hair is growing back in the temple region. I am so upset. Please send me your valuable suggestions.
Unfortunately, though Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) are proven hair loss treatments, they’re only technically proven for the balding crown. That doesn’t mean that they won’t help stop the progression of male pattern baldness from the front however, only hair transplant surgery is proven to grow hair in completely bald areas.
Because hair loss is progressive and you’ve started losing hair at such an early age, you may want to consider staying on Rogaine and adding Propecia to your regime. Even if they don’t regrow hair, they may just help slow down or stop future hair loss.