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Which Is Better Rogaine Or Minoxidil
Is propecia (finasteride) more effective or minoxidil? In other terms, which of the two is more effective in combating against DHT for hair loss?
Propecia (finasteride): Propecia lowers Dht by blocking the conversion of testosterone into Dht in the bloodstream. Minoxidil does not affect Dht levels. It works topically as a vasodilator. For the best results, you should use both of them together, but if you had to pick one, i would go with propecia. There is a much more powerful Dht blocking medication called avodart, (dutasteride) but it's use for hair loss is off-label. ...Read more
Capixyl gel and minoxidill 5% combination is more effective then capixyl gel only for androgenitic alopecia?
Backwards: Minoxidil has been studied and found to slow hair loss. Capixyl has not appeared in any serious dermatology journals. I wonder why the hucksters selling this latest "amazing" product are afraid to submit it for an honest evaluation? You can guess that it will take its place with hundreds of previous miracle snake oils. Will addition of Capixyl improve minoxidil? I doubt it. ...Read more
Is rogaine (minoxidil) effective for frontal hair thinning? Is it only effective on vertex as stated?
Biotin: I have had tremendous success in my practice incorporating at least 3000mcg of biotin per day in the treatment regimen for my patients. In addition, it is crucial to be sure there is no inflammation in the scalp and to have bloodwork checked to exclude an underlying medical problem. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine, also known as minoxidil, is an over-the-counter medication that helps regrow men's hair. Rogaine comes in either foam or liquid form and enlarges hair follicles that have shrunken from common male balding. If you're thinking of taking medication for your balding scalp, you'll need to decide which version works best for you. ...Read more
Rogaine (minoxidil) says that it only works for vertex area & not frontal hairline. Is that true? Also are laser combs effective? If so is there one you recommend
Grooming: Unfortunately the doctors here on health tap do not endorse or promote any products. And, second, one does not go to the doctor to learn how to groom. Maybe your girlfriends will have some opinions on this. But, medicine will remain neutral on your question. ...Read more
Better/worse: I suppose you could get many opinions on this. Spironolactone has been around forever, very inexpensive and safe; Flutamide is newer, somewhat more effective, and expensive. For women wanting or at-risk to get pregnant neither is good, but spironolactone may be safer if you conceicve unexpectedly. ...Read more
Hair eyebrows and body hair diffuse thinning but no baldness, for over 6 months. Is this most likely chronic TE as opposed to alopecia as no baldness?
Is it true that Ketoconazole and Caffeine inhibit DHT in hair? There's only one non-prescription Ketoconazole shampoo, might try with caffeine shampoo
No.: Lots of internet nonsense about this. Ketoconazole shampoos kill yeast organisms in the scalp, which reduces seborrhea ("dandruff"), but has no effect on hair growth. There is no credible evidence that topical caffeine will grow your hair. Oral finasteride will decrease DHT (and hair loss), but you'll need a prescription for that, and there are potential side effects that you should know about. ...Read more
Yes: In a study reported in the journal of the american academy of dermatology, the incidence of contact dermatitis and chronic scalp itching was significantly less in patients using the foam vehicle as compared to the standard 5% solution. The foam solution doesn't contain propylene glycol, an agent that commonly causes irritation and occasional contact dermatitis. ...Read more