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How minoxidil works in preventing hair loss ?Thx

How minoxidil works in preventing hair loss ?Thx

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 resting phase of hair growth, it increases the length of time hair grows and increases the size of hair follicles. The exact mechanism for these actions is still unknown, and may be caused by changes in the hair follicle or the supporting cells. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Is minoxidil effective for male pattern baldness?

Is minoxidil  effective for male pattern baldness?

Yes: Clinical trials have demonstrated clinical benefits using topical Minoxidil for vertex male pattern alopecia. ...Read more

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Does Aminexil works against male pattern baldness?

Does Aminexil works against male pattern baldness?

Yes: This is a topical treatment similar to minoxidil. It is reasonably effective, especially if the problem is not too advanced ...Read more

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Does the (FDA Approved) Hairgrowcomb helps against Male Pattern Baldness?

Does the (FDA Approved) Hairgrowcomb helps against Male Pattern Baldness?

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 taking two medications for male pattern baldness. Keep doing this, ask your prescribing physician about this magic comb, and stay physically fit -- 95% of a man's good looks is his fitness, not where he does and doesn't have hair. Ask Photo Guy. ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) effective?

Is rogaine (minoxidil) effective?

Usually: Rogaine (minoxidil) or topical Minoxidil is a scientifically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss. It is effective in slowing down or halting the hair loss in most patients with androgeneic or hereditary hair loss. That is it's main benefit. In a small percentage of users of rogaine (minoxidil) there is an appreciable amount of regrowth of hair usually in the first year of use. ...Read more

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Can zinc stimulate male pattern baldness ?

Can zinc stimulate male pattern baldness ?

Doubt it: probably not, androgens do , normal aging pattern dependent on your parents type of hair. probabably bosley is best for hair transplant , micrografts work best. minoxydil [rogain]alsohelps but need daily for years to keep it going. ...Read more

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How effective is latisse (bimatoprost) at treating female pattern hair loss?

Latisse (bimatoprost): It has not been proven effective for this indication at this point and would be incredibly expensive due to the volume needed to treat the scalp. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil spray effective in treating alopecia areata?

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 bald guys are sexy so enjoy your afflixion. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent male pattern baldness?

Is there any way to prevent male pattern baldness?

Treatments available: Rogaine (minoxidil topical) is very effective at preventing further hair loss and can help some improve hair density. For men, Propecia (finasteride) is a good adjunctive treatment which will synergize with the rogaine. Hair transplant is a viable option for treatment of hair loss if it is more severe. Seek a specialist in the field of hair transplantation. ...Read more

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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

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Are there any herbal treatments against male pattern baldness?

Are there any herbal treatments against male pattern baldness?

Saw palmetto: The best herbal treatments for male pattern baldness are saw palmetto and swertia japonica. In male pattern baldness, DHT attacks and kills susceptible follicles. Both saw palmetto and swertia japonica have anti-DHT properties. Some other herbs reportedly have anti-hair loss effects are rosemary officianalis, raspberry ketones, and urtica. Biotin is an important adjunct to any hair loss treatment ...Read more

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Is male pattern baldness genetic?

Is male pattern baldness genetic?

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. ...Read more

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Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

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 1 mg of Finasteride daily regrew some hair. However, Propecia (finasteride) has been linked to long term erectile dysfunction. Other treatments exist such as hair transplantation. You may want to explore these options before taking any meds that may have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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Is male pattern baldness always genetic?

Is male pattern baldness always genetic?

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 males. It may not be easy to figure out the genetic link, from either maternal or paternal side of the family. It occurs usually only when there are male hormones, and so young men get it, and older, post menopausal women, who no longer make estrogens. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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