Hi. I'm 19 and I live in Madrid, Spain at the moment, and since I was 17, I've been losing my hair quickly. It was this summer that I decided to consult a specialist and learn what was happening to me. I have androgenic alopecia that was most likely finally triggered by stress (I got pretty stressed with my SAT's). The treatment they were offering (an expensive one, I might add) consisted of washing my hair daily, applying an ampoule with some substance in it (I know it is my mistake for not knowing, but I didn't think at the moment to ask what was in it) three times a week along with infrared light to stimulate the penetration of the medication. She also recommended me combing my hair, massaging the scalp, a healthy diet, etc...The tips I'm sure most of you have read somewhere at one point. And this would all be for three months. She didn't guarantee the regrowth of my hair, but she did insist on the fact that these sessions would stop the hair loss and control the oil and dandruff levels. I asked her what I would have to do after the treatment ended. All she said was a proper hygiene would suffice. This meant, of course, buying their products for the rest of eternity which would more or less amount to 50 euros a month. I'm not sure this convinces me. In fact, I have my doubts towards all of this. It is an incredible amount of money (all of my savings and some additional help from someone, hopefully my parents...though I wouldn't mind spending it all if I knew I would get my hair back) and I was wondering if anybody had tried this or knew somebody who did. I asked for before and after pictures and all they could show me were statistics... I do know that I want to start something now. It's gotten to a point where I dread washing my hair because it just keeps falling out. I'm getting more and more depressed as each day passes (even more when people minimize it and say it's not so bad. If only they saw me with my hair wet...) and I can't help but wonder what I'll look like at 25. Please let me know what you think.