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rogaine for receding hairline

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
80%: Rogaine (minoxidil) works about 60-80% of the time, however you won't know if it works without giving it a try. Best of luck. www.associatedplast ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Rogaine (minoxidil): I don't think so. Rogaine may improve the hair line but, it will not replace hair transplant.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Variable : First, See a dermatologist to determine why the hair loss has occurred. While it could be male pattern baldness, there are other treatable causes. Ste ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Devastating: Unlikely. Check with your family physician to make sure that you have no contraindications before starting with any medications.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vincent Perrotta
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes but beware: Propecia (finasteride) can halt a receding hairline, and it can thicken thinned areas of the scalp. However, some patients experience some minor prob ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many options !!!: Although follicular unit grafts are all the rage there area many options which begin with camouflage hair pieces, there are increasingly more advanced ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beatriz Tendler
34 years experience Endocrinology
Evaluation: Hello: it is important to test free testosterone, androstendione and dheas. Sometimes we also add 17 hydroxyprogesterone depending on age and past hi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: I may often help if used on a regular basis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: But not everyone responds to rogaine (minoxidil).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Rogaine/Propecia: Both together are more effective than one alone.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Hair loss: Rogaine is a brand name for minoxidil. The chemical is identical. It seems to stimulate hair growth but as soon as you stop taking it the new hair wil ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Limited effects: Rogaine (minoxidil) clinical trials demonstrated growth of hair in the vertex or crown of the head. Some patients may see growth in the receding hair ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Hagstrom
26 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe..: But it's more likely that the thinning and receding is genetic and will happen regardless. The psoriasis (which stresses the skin that supports hair ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Good for some: It has been successful in younger that 45 year olds. It will only cause the maturation of vellus hairs to terminal hairs so you need soft vellus hair ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience Dermatology
Yes and no: It can possibly stop frontal hair loss, but not regrow the lost hair.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Early Balding: A mature hair line can show signs of thining hair in a diffuse pattern as thining hair over the entire scalp. Male pattern baldness, as the name desc ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dr. David Sax answered
24 years experience Dermatology
Mildly effective: For androgenetic alopecia, or genetic male pattern baldness, Minoxidil can be mildly effective at maintaining hair density and regrowing hair. Propec ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
It May: Rogaine (minoxidil) is approved for application on the scalp to grow hair as an over the counter product. Trying it in other areas may work, but more ... Read More
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
DHT: is TESTOSTERONE and there are NO SCIENTIFICALLY based medical studies which show TOPICAL Testosterone as an effective means of treating thinning hair ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine. (minoxidil) this was the first hair growth drug approved by fda. now it's available without a prescription - extra strength for men and regul ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Rogaine (minoxidil): The benefit of topical Minoxidil is that its otc.

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