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Male pattern baldness treatment?

Male pattern baldness treatment?

Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia: These are the two most commonly recommended regimens under the guidance of dermatologists. See a doc. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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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 ?

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

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What do I need to know about the male pattern baldness treatment propecia (finasteride)?

Proprecia=Finasterid: Hi the most common side effects of Propecia (finasteride) are a diminishment of the prostate seminal fluid production. Many people in the medical community would also comment on the expense of Propecia and recommend the less expensive treatment with the generic version, finasteride. ...Read more

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Any treatment for baldness?

Any treatment for baldness?

Family practice : You may go to a hair specialist. Determine what treatment is best for you. Rogaine (minoxidil) , Proscar , lazer or even hair transplant are different options. ...Read more

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If you had to guess, would you say there may be a good treatment for baldness or hair loss in the near future? RepliCel's trials look promising.

If you had to guess, would you say there may be a good treatment for baldness or hair loss in the near future? RepliCel's trials look promising.

Yes.: I have to guess almost every day in my office, and I suspect that there will be a legitimate treatment fairly soon, because lots of people are working on it, and there's a lot of money to be made. With all the money that people spend now on dubious treatments and outright frauds, imagine what they would spend on a legitimate treatment! How soon it will happen is anybody's guess. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of baldness ? not finasteride any other

Transplantation: Many patients have had good success with hair transplantation for male-pattern baldness. Finasteride is helpful in slowing hair loss, but will generally not regrow hair that has already been lost. Best. ...Read more

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I a girl 24 years old - is minoxidil use in treatment genetic baldness and what the name of the best product for the treatment of hereditary baldness?

I  a girl 24 years old - is minoxidil use in treatment genetic baldness and what the name of the best product for the treatment of hereditary baldness?

The effect of: Minoxidil in the treatment of baldness is very modest . There is really no effective treatment for hereditary baldness . The hair transplant specialists states that they get good result . It is a very expensive procedure . You might have couple of opinions with hair transplant specialist about the success rate , price , risk and benefit, . ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a clinical finding where there are areas of scalp ...Read more