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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Rule ot areataophias: Check with dermatologist to exclude alopeci a areata ophiasis. Androgenic alopecia may extent to the top of head (vertex) and diagnosing possible andr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
None: There are no natural remedies for baldness.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Baldness: Baldness is common in men but usually not as early as age 27. Please see your doctor about this and follow his/her advice.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Nope: You can treat it but not prevent it.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Still not clear.: Minoxidil is a 40-year-old drug first used to treat high blood pressure. Hair growth was a common side-effect. We observe that it shortens the restin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Clinical trials have demonstrated clinical benefits using topical Minoxidil for vertex male pattern alopecia.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This is a topical treatment similar to minoxidil. It is reasonably effective, especially if the problem is not too advanced
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
No.: Never heard of.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I'd be surprised: "FDA approved" doesn't mean there's any reason to think it works. This supposedly alters the appearance of individual hair shafts. You're already taki ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Minoxidil: Minoxidil doesn't necessarily prevent your hair from falling. Rather it causes more hair to regrow.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience in Dermatology
Usually: Rogaine (minoxidil) or topical Minoxidil is a scientifically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss. It is effective in slowing down or halting th ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience in Dermatology
Unknown: There are clinical trials underway to find out if Latisse (bimatoprost) can help with hair growth on the scalp with male and female pattern baldness. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Sometimes partially: Usually need intralesional steroids also. You should try to find someone who deals with this regularly. The other thing is that they say girls think b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Hair loss: Start by seeing a Dermatologist! Get to be my age and hair loss gets worse.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Treatments available: Rogaine (minoxidil topical) is very effective at preventing further hair loss and can help some improve hair density. For men, Propecia (finasteride) ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia: These are the two most commonly recommended regimens under the guidance of dermatologists. See a doc.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
MALE PATTERN BALDNES: Rogaine (minoxidil) often work very nicely. Have you tried it?
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Saw palmetto: The best herbal treatments for male pattern baldness are saw palmetto and swertia japonica. In male pattern baldness, DHT attacks and kills susceptibl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. It is thought to be autosomal dominant with mexed penetrance.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Zinc supplements: Male pattern baldness is triggered by genetic factors and not by zinc supplements.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Propecia (finasteride) has been clinically proven to help. In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience in Dermatology
Pattern Hair Loss: Male patterned baldness, androgenetic alopecia, is a genetic disease that causes hair loss in certain areas of the scalp, in certain people, usually m ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Male Pattern hair: Ketoconazole does not help with male pattern hair loss. Use Rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia for better results.

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