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15-06-2018, 12:43   #31
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Well I have no girlfriend and have no intention of acquiring one any time soon so it's a moot point.

And as I said, I use finasteride & minoxidil and have no side effects in that department. Blasting away like mad!
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20-06-2018, 21:01   #32
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Well I have no girlfriend and have no intention of acquiring one any time soon so it's a moot point.

And as I said, I use finasteride & minoxidil and have no side effects in that department. Blasting away like mad!



You will find that for many people the side effects don't start until they stop the drug.


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21-07-2018, 11:51   #34
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I noticed my hair thinning in my late twenties. I'm in my early thirties now.

The first thing I did, around 4 years ago, was buy a 3 month supply of regaine. To be honest, my hair has thinned more and more over the years. Did regaine slow the process down and delay the process? I don't know and that's the thing. You can't compare results with yourself. Part of me says it done feck all and the the rest of me says keep on applying it out of fear.

A couple of years ago I took the next step to meet hair transplant surgeon so I travelled to Dublin to meet with a reputable surgeon. What I didn't know was Proscar or Finastricide was the cornerstone of the transplant treatment and you have to take it for life. Medication for LIFE. He mentioned the risks and the horror stories online but in his view it was safe. If you get side effects then stop. He was clear that there was no point in doing a transplant without the drug.

So I took out a prescription to try it out for 3 months. For me, I felt uneasy about it but I was willing to give it a try. Eventually taking the medication became part of the routine, no big deal. However I noticed my orgasms were less intense, almost numb. I chose not to ignore this after noticing it a few times so I stopped.

I thought about trying it again out of desperation and so I can get the FUE treatment but there's no smoke without fire. Some guys are fine taking it but then you read about the issues starting when people stop taking it.

It's serious, serious stuff and that cannot be ignored. There's no smoke without fire so I'd recommend not doing it for long term peace of mind. Especially at such a young age. It seems like a wonder drug but in my view, it's too good to me true. Dr Rynne spoke out against it and for a man who has absolutely nothing to gain by criticising the drug... Well that would be enough advise for some people.

I tried a herbal alternative, saw palmetto along with regaine foam, derma roller, nizerol shampoo and biotin pills which you can get in health shops. This doesn't have near the effect Fin could have but I know I'm not at much risk with these.

In the end it's a gamble and it's **** having your confidence diminished because of thinning hair but try everything else first, do your research (I've spent 3 years reading about this topic. Good and bad. ) and then make the decision.
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I was toying with the idea of getting a hair transplant, which would inevitably have meant taking those kinds of drugs as well, and I eventually decided against it. 100% respect to the people who do it though, especially the lads who completely go for it without taking shortcuts. As some of the previous posters have said, telling someone to ''just shave it all off'' can turn into a boring cliche which doesn't really offer anything of value. I think a lot of younger guys probably just need a bit of time to get comfortable with it, and they eventually make peace with the idea of having a very short haircut. If there was a genuine way of being able to keep your hair without compromising your health it would be a complete game changer of course, no question about it. I imagine there are people out there working on this non stop, and it's not beyond the realms of possibility that we'll see something major happening in the next decade.

A lot of people simply decide to work on other things. It will not replace your hair but it certainly helps. Put it this way: if you're someone with a bit of money to spend, there are ways of spending that money which can almost guarantee you'll look better in some way. Most people (men in particular) don't have perfect teeth, so spending money on orthodontic work will make your teeth look better, and it comes with the added bonus of potentially improving your health as well, as dental hygiene plays a part in your overall health (straighter teeth are easier to clean). Then there are other procedures you can spend your money on such as laser treatment. This one is a bit more subtle mind you, but there is some degree of evidence that it can make at least a small improvement. Then of course there is living a healthy lifestyle and eating well etc, which will improve your overall body. If you're someone who is happy enough with everything else apart from your hair then I can see how that might be particularly frustrating though.

One last thing: I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before, but has anyone else noticed that black men don't seem to care about this as much? Or at least it seems that way. It could just be that their hair is not as much of a defining feature as it tends to be on white men and other racial groups, so it doesn't make as much of a difference.

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Anyone got any experience with tricopigmentation? I've been reading about it since seeing the reference earlier in the thread. I wet shave my head regularly but would be interested in a shaved head look.

What I like about it is that unlike a tattoo it wears off after a year, so if I end up not liking it, I can just let it wear out.

I sent a query to a clinic about general costs; just wondering if anyone knew more.
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Anyone got any experience with tricopigmentation? I've been reading about it since seeing the reference earlier in the thread. I wet shave my head regularly but would be interested in a shaved head look.

What I like about it is that unlike a tattoo it wears off after a year, so if I end up not liking it, I can just let it wear out.

I sent a query to a clinic about general costs; just wondering if anyone knew more.
Vinci in Dublin charge €2400, they're probably the most reputable in the country at the moment but there are other clinics too that I haven't heard much feedback on.
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Anyone got any experience with tricopigmentation? I've been reading about it since seeing the reference earlier in the thread. I wet shave my head regularly but would be interested in a shaved head look.

What I like about it is that unlike a tattoo it wears off after a year, so if I end up not liking it, I can just let it wear out.

I sent a query to a clinic about general costs; just wondering if anyone knew more.
I've had tricopigmentation done. Delighted with the results. The lad above spoke about Vinci. They do permanent smp not tricopigmentation. I had mine done a year ago and haven't seen any fading yet so don't need a top up. The technician told me it could be 18 months to 2 years before I need one. It has blended seemlessly with the remaining hair I have. Feel free to message me if you want any more info
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I’ve also had tricopigmentation done. I’m not totally bald but I have like a receding hairline. In the end I hated the shaved head look so I grew my hair out in the hope of the pigment fading out as promised by the clinician. Over 2 and a half years later, it still hasn’t totally disappeared. It’s still noticeable albeit less prominent. I don’t expect it to ever fade conpletely so I would recommend caution in case you were to ever change your mind about it.
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I’ve a big hairy head.
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I’ve also had tricopigmentation done. I’m not totally bald but I have like a receding hairline. In the end I hated the shaved head look so I grew my hair out in the hope of the pigment fading out as promised by the clinician. Over 2 and a half years later, it still hasn’t totally disappeared. It’s still noticeable albeit less prominent. I don’t expect it to ever fade conpletely so I would recommend caution in case you were to ever change your mind about it.
Where did you have it done, if you don't mind me asking?
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I’ve a big hairy head.
In the freezer? All right, Jeffrey.
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I got it done in County donegal. If you google the clinic you will find details. Think I paid €1100-1200
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I got it done in County donegal. If you google the clinic you will find details. Think I paid €1100-1200
Some of the pricing is crazy.
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Im a litigation solicitor about to publish a paper on the risks which have been underestimated. I intend taking cases on against the manufacturer. I dont recommend using it.
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