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Androgenic Alopecia Treatment
Rogaine (minoxidil): If you have been diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia by a physician, then i would suggest you use rogaine (minoxidil) foam for men twice a day. I also advise patients to take vitamins such as biotin, not because it increases hair production but because it makes hair thicker and shinier and thus gives the appearance of more hair. Also, i would suggest talking to your physician about taking finesteride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair Restoration: I agree with dr. Pollard -- but there has been success with Minoxidil topically as well as with finasteride. Hair transplants can work well. We are working on a variety of hair restoration topical sprays and techniques that have shown promise as well....But the official answer for now is: minoxidil, finasteride, and hair transplants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Male Pattern Balding: The best treatment for androgenic alopecia or male pattern balding is transplantation of hair from the back of the head to the area of hair loss. The hair from the back region of the head are genetically designed to remain in place despite hormonal changes. Transplant can be completed by strip harvest of by [fue] follicular unit extraction. Transplant is completed most naturally as single hairs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently one medicine was in news, discovered for androgenic alopecia, what is the name of the medicine? Can I use this now for baldness treatment ?
Been around.: Finasteride propecia It is a blocker of male hormones. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9777765 "Recent postmarking studies have found that [this drug] has been associated with sexual and non-sexual adverse events" http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1904925 I am not recommending you use it. More info can be found by inbox consultation with me, board certified clinical pharm. ...Read more
Meds & Transplants: Female androgenetic alopecia / hereditary hair thinning can be effectively managed w/ Rx meds like topical minoxidil 82M, laser therapy, PRP & hair transplants depending on its severity. Early cases of shedding, thinning & decreased volume are managed with non-invasive treatments. Severe depletion of hair follicles can be corrected with FUE hair transplant. Seek an experienced "ABHRS" physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, likely genetic: "pattern baldness" is the most common cause of hair loss, and is usually hereditary. It's in the genes and is passed from parents to their children. In men, it is called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. Men get a receding hair line and hair loss on top of the head. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Women get some hair loss from the whole scalp, so the hair looks thinner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure for baldness: Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia are the two medications in the U.S. For treatment (and "prevention") of baldness, mainly male-pattern baldness. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and start treatment. Results vary from person to person, but one's "appearance" is usually improved. There is no cure for baldness, so the medications must be continued for the benefit to continue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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