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    Default Hair Loss: Propecia vs Dutasteride/Avodart?

    Wasn't sure if this particular subject was taboo in this section (did a search and found nothing here...), but thought I'd give it a try, since it certainly pertains to grooming. Any opinions on use of dutasteride as compared to finesteride (propecia) for treatment of hair loss? Sexual side-effects appear to be slightly less in dutasteride, although dutasteride appears to remain in your system up to 8 months (after stopping the dosage). By the way, found a decent site that I've used before for buying generic products for a lot less: http://www.unitedpharmacies.com
    Any other such sites you've used and like? *

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Not as proven as Propecia. When I was searching the internet, I stumbled to this website www.minoxidil.com I bought their products and they worked astonishingly well on me. It is basically minoxidil 5% mixed with azelaic acid,betamenosine for the day formula and the night formula Retina is added to the mixture. I also purchased the Spirolactone and apply it before the night time formula. Plus I also take propecia. The Xandrox products from this company works so much better than regular minoxidil/Rogaine,trust me on this one!!!!!

    So my daily regimen is:
    1. Propecia Once A Day
    2. Xandrox Day Time Formula(with all ingredients except Retina-A)
    3.Xandrox Night Time Formula(with all ingredients plus Retina-A)
    4.Spirolactone on the vertex thinning area,let dry and apply Night Time Formula.
    5.Nizoral 2% formula, three times a day.

    Be patient,wait 4-5 months, and I was totally floored by the result, abundance of hair, I am not kidding!!!!!

    If your thinning hair is kind of worst, you can add Xandrox 12.5% emulsion, to be applied three times a week at night.

    Good luck!!!!!
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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Do be careful with Propecia though guys. It has been proven to cause sterility in some cases & is seldomly prescribed in many European countries where the laws regarding medicine are much stricter than in the US.

    MMM

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    I need to know more about this subject (unfortunately for myself), but i do know that propecia works by decreasing the DHT in your body. DHT is a crucial male sex hormone and it probably isn't a good idea to stop it throughout your body. I have heard of products that stop DHT from attacking the actual hair follicles which are applied topically, but i can't remember the name of them. Any help here would be great.

    This subject should not be taboo as it affects many males and no matter how well we groom ourselves; we simply can't help it that we have this problem. It's always "sucks to be that guy" until you look in the mirror and see YOUR hairline receeding and see your scalp through your hair.

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    I suggest hair plugs.

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Do not stuff around - go see a hair transplant person now - while you still have hair.

    When it eventually goes, you can still go to him, but it will be painfully obvious to all that you are undergoing the treatmet, whereas no one will know if you undertake the treatment before it all falls out.

    If there was something that actually and unequivocally stopped hair loss (other than the sure fire way of castration) the person who came up with it would be a multi billionaire by now. But you haven't seen or heard of any such a person, have you?
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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Propecia works though, 95%, but the risks are just too much for many. Messing around with the hormone-levels in your body is definitely not for everyone.


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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyManMatt
    Propecia works though, 95%, but the risks are just too much for many. Messing around with the hormone-levels in your body is definitely not for everyone.


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    Their own site states,
    " Important Information About PROPECIA
    The effectiveness of PROPECIA was demonstrated in studies of men, aged 18 to 41, with mild to moderate hair loss at the top and middle front of the head. There is not sufficient evidence that PROPECIA works for receding hairlines at the temples."

    That doesn't sound like a cure for real hair loss to me.
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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    I just know 2 friends who have used it with very good results, and thankfully no sideeffects.

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    Let it go man! Let your hair go!! Now, why wouldn`t you do that..? Bald is beautiful! ;D
    Even my gf said that "bald men are sexy!"

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyManMatt
    I just know 2 friends who have used it with very good results, and thankfully no sideeffects.

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    It obviously works for some people, which is good.
    But they have to keep taking the stuff for the rest of their lives - that's an awful long time.
    What happens when down the track they get some illness, say something common like high blood pressure or whatever, and their doctor says that it may be wise if they stop with the Propecia? They'll have an interesting choice to make, risk death or lose their hair.

    Surgery is the sure fire fix to the problem, with decades of successful results, and no side effects.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Yeah thatīs true. Propecia is hardly a permanent solution. But my friend has taken it in periods, which at least has given his body some rest when not taking it. I also understand that Propecia will not work for those who have lost all of their hair, only if you begin taking it in time as a preemptive measure.

    On sugery I must say that I have seen so many horrible "hair-jobs" that it would probably deter me from ever going down that road. Thereīs nothing more tacky & ugly than a guy whoīs plugs are showing clearly on his scalp. I Immediately think eastern european pimp when I see these guys, for some reason they often sport loud shirts in combination with this atrocious "modification" as well. Maybe it has something to do with not accepting growing older?

    Of course I naturally donīt notice all the sucessfull surgeries BUT the bad ones are enough to question this procedure. Is it money related? Does more money give you better results? This could certainly be the case since many celebrities like Bono & others seem to have had good results. In that case start saving up!

    How about laser? There is some kind of long time treatment that has given very good results. They stimulate the follicles back into activity, very painstaking & expensive too though.


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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Were the east European pimps smoking heavily? Apparently, hair transplants are less successful if one continues smoking, and despite the warnings from the sugeons, some people find they can't kick the habit. Also, the transplanted hair is only as good as where it came from - if it was going to fall out from the back of the scalp, it will fall out from the transplanted area at the same time.

    Good surgeons should give one a good evaluation of the prospects, and be experienced enough to give an honest assessment in the small number of cases where there isn't a good prognosis for success.
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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Just wanted to chime in and saw that Matthew McConaughey has been praising something he used to grow his hair back. I've seen it mentioned half a dozen time in the past year. I'd try the product he uses. I'm sorry I can't quite remember the exact name.

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Quote Originally Posted by makemepretty
    Just wanted to chime in and saw that Matthew McConaughey has been praising something he used to grow his hair back. *I've seen it mentioned half a dozen time in the past year. *I'd try the product he uses. *I'm sorry I can't quite remember the exact name.
    We've had countless TV ads by famous local sporting personalities over the years about how well various treatments by specialist hair treatment organisations work. Investigation by consumer groups showed that the organisations were very well run. The clients would be given all the treatments as promised. Then, when that didn't work, they'd be smooth talked to a hair transplant surgeon who paid a 15% spotters fee to the organisations.

    The consumer groups suggested cutting out the expense of the middleman and going direct to the surgeon.

    I spoken about a year ago to one person (a student) undergoing treatment by one such organisation - he and his mother were telling me and showing me how well it was definitely working (well worth the $4000 mortgage she took out to finance this). My opinion - they were doing a good job of fooling themselves, aided by the company's smooth talk, to rationalise the expense they'd never recover. I couldn't bring myself to be candid about it
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    Honestly, bald is SEXY. Shave that hair off. Embrace your inner sex symbol and feel more confident than you did with hair. My husband is losing his and I've tried to tell him, that baseball cap isn't fooling anyone. If you're over 30 and wearing a baseball cap everywhere it's like a neon sign. Just don't do it. He won't listen to me but trust me, women find completely bald sexy. Bruce Willis never looks more manly than with a bald head, Yul, Vin, Ed Norton with his shaved head...never looked better to me than he did without hair. Jason Statham...swoon. Now, these aren't guys with pretty faces either, anyone can pull of bald, it's all about the attitude. I just think if you don't have to worry about the hair loss then you'll feel better about yourself and more confident. Women like confident. I know, I know, no one's going to listen to me but I thought I'd tell you the gosh darn truth from a ladies perspective.

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Quote Originally Posted by makemepretty
    Honestly, bald is SEXY. *Shave that hair off. *Embrace your inner sex symbol and feel more confident than you did with hair. *My husband is losing his and I've tried to tell him, that baseball cap isn't fooling anyone. *If you're over 30 and wearing a baseball cap everywhere it's like a neon sign. * Just don't do it. *He won't listen to me but trust me, women find completely bald sexy. *Bruce Willis never looks more manly than with a bald head, Yul, Vin, Ed Norton with his shaved head...never looked better to me than he did without hair. *Jason Statham...swoon. *Now, these aren't guys with pretty faces either, anyone can pull of bald, it's all about the attitude. *I just think if you don't have to worry about the hair loss then you'll feel better about yourself and more confident. *Women like confident. *I know, I know, no one's going to listen to me but I thought I'd tell you the gosh darn truth from a ladies perspective.
    Just one question - how come you didn't fall for someone who met your deepest desires and needs, and marry someone who was already bald?

    I think that you are partly correct, some guys can indeed carry off being bald to perfection. But equally true is the fact that some just can't. Some just evoke sad comments about looking prematurely aged.

    One of my friends got a toupee for a while - he did look 15 years younger, but hated the feel of wearing it. When you took the cost of the very expensive hairpiece into account, plus the ridiculously expensive haircuts he had to get every two weeks on his natural hair, it would have been cheaper and much better had he just going to a surgeon at the appropriate time.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    I met my soulmate when I was 17, not too many bald 17 year olds then Plus, you grow as you get older. I've been married 15 years this year and while my husband isn't completely bald, I just think he'd look pretty darn hot if he was. I let him know so he knows it's a choice, I love him no matter what he does with his appearance(sigh, even the baseball cap..I just helped him pick out a new one). I had light burgundy hair when he met me, now I have dark/medium brown, so while my appearance has changed I think I still find ways to play it up to my best advantage. You have to do the best with what you have I guess.

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    Hey if you still have quite a bit I understand the value of maintaining what you have left. In my case I pulled the foolish whip technique for about 7 years too long. I finally broke down and gave up the ghost when I heard some of my teamates laughing at me as I was chasing a ball in the gap. Something like there goes Cubby chasing the ball and look his hair is following behind him. I waited till a Labor Day Tournament and used a Wahl Clipper with no edge guard. I wore a baseball hat so nobody initially knew what I had done. Boy did I get some shocked looks when the hat came off! I kind of admired the Kurt Angle character so I used this at a motivational force to help me through the adjustment. Really the only thing I worry about now is remembering to make sure to wear the Sunscreen when involved in outdoor activities.

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Propecia vs Dutasteride/Avodart?

    I had a wonderfull receding hairline Then I discovered my razor.

    Happy with my head ever sense.

    -iStink

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    Default Re: Hair Loss: Propecia vs Dutasteride/Avodart?

    2 things:

    1) the whole premise of "treatments" for baldness is that baldness is something bad. Leaving aside female alopecia, I think men with less hair who keep their hair closely cropped look fabulous, and they never look like they want for the babes. Check out German ads: they love their balding men. That baldness is bad is an eccentric local view perpetuated by the hair loss industry, if not created by it.

    2) Drug marketing and prescription laws are generally more liberal than in the USA, not more strict. This is a generalization of course, but USA FDA regulation is the tightest in the world, and many countries merely copy our regs (Bulgaria for one).

    Don't ask me about anything else related to these drugs, I know nothing.

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