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Are male hair regrowth products effective?

Are male hair regrowth products effective?

Male Hair Regrowth: When it comes to male pattern hair loss, prescription medication and physician-only devices are going to be your best bet. Over-the-counter products/devices are weak at best. Start with a abhrs board certified physician who specializes exclusively in hair loss and don't be afraid to travel or start a long-distance consult for this kind of expertise. 90% of patients can get a positive result! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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How good is rogaine (minoxidil) for baldness?

How good is rogaine (minoxidil) for baldness?

Mildly effective: For androgenetic alopecia, or genetic male pattern baldness, Minoxidil can be mildly effective at maintaining hair density and regrowing hair. Propecia, (finasteride) is an oral medication, which can be more effective at regrowing hair. These remedies, however, are both more effective for younger men or men who are currently in the process of losing hair. ...Read more

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Is their any safe treatments for frontal hair loss other than using rogaine (minoxidil)?

Is their any safe treatments for frontal hair loss other than using rogaine (minoxidil)?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) can be very helpful for frontal hair loss. A review of other medications (interactions) plus bloodwork should be done prior to starting it. Less than 1% can have sexual side effects (decr libido). ...Read more

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Any good treatments for receeding hair line in women whose male ancestors had baldness?

Any good treatments for receeding hair line in women whose male ancestors had baldness?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Is helpful to prevent future hair loss. Some people get substantial improvements in hair density, but even if you don't gain hair, it is effective at preventing or slowing future hair loss. Follow the directions on the package. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for acne products for t-zone skin?

Any suggestions for acne products for t-zone skin?

Start mild: The t-zone is the brow ridges and nose, correct? This is a common spot for acne and if it's just on your face, chances are it'll be relatively easy to manage. You have a better-than-even chance of getting it controlled with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If this fails, get with your physician who can add something. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does herbal medicals for hair loss and hair regrowth actually prevent and are there any approval herbals for hair loss and regrowth..?

Yes, take estrogen: The hair loss that is due to menopause is due to decrease in the estrogen levels in the body. In women this decreased estrogen results in an increase in testosterone relative to the estrogen. This elevation of testosterone causes the hair loss. Other things unrelated to menopause but happen during middle age years of life can cause hair loss such as vitamin deficiency and thyroid deficiency. ...Read more

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What are some hair products for thin hair?

What are some hair products for  thin hair?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cosmetics, hair products and beauty products to cause cancer?

Is it possible for cosmetics, hair products and beauty products to cause cancer?

Great question: But not enough answers yet. Clearly there are many carcinogenic ingredients to many cosmetics. However, these generally require prolonged exposure and higher blood levels than commonly experienced in order to have true carcinogenic potential. The beneficial effects of the sunscreen in many cosmetics to prevent skin cancer must also be balanced against the potential adverse effects. ...Read more

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Any good remedy for female alopecia besides propecia (finasteride)?

Any good remedy for female alopecia besides propecia (finasteride)?

Propecia (finasteride) is not: given to women of child bearing age. There are so many new things on the horizon. I have good success with supplement like Viviscal, Hair growth lasers, cortisone injections in the scalp and other topical agents similar to propecia (finasteride) in chemistry without the oral side effects. ...Read more

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Is there any products/ remedies for hair loss, bold spot?

Possibly: From your description it is hard to say what you have. You may have alopecia areata. If so, this can be treated with intralesional steroids which do not get into your bloodstream. See your dermatologist. ...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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