This insightful information was posted on our hair restoration forum by Dr. Martin Tessler Southfield, MI who is an elite member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.
A sudden thinning hair of my scalp has alarmed me. Not too long ago I stopped taking an SSRI medication, after which I started experiencing hair loss This has happened before, but my hair has seemed to thicken back up afterwards. I’ve been on 1.5mg of Propecia (finasteride) for four months and have just recently started taking Rogaine (minoxidil). I’ve heard that hair loss speeds up as it goes, could this be that? i’d say i’m a level 3V now on the Ludwig Scale, with a lower forehead (thankfully-for now).
The rate of hair loss varies from individual to individual. It can increase for short periods then remain stable for a long time. Propecia or generic finasteride is a very impressive hair loss drug, particularly in younger men with alot of shorter, weaker hairs. When combining it with a single hair transplant surgery, I have seen many of my patients hair thicken up and remain stable for many years (some for more than 10 years)