Both. They both work but I find that consistant patient compliance is better with propecia (finasteride).
Rogaine (minoxidil) The benefit of topical Minoxidil is that its otc.
Yes. Yes, you can use both products together to slow down the process of hairloss.
Yes. The work differently. Propecia acts to diminish the affects of testosterone on the scalp. Rogaine (minoxidil) works to increase the effectively blood flow to the hair follicles.
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.
Minoxidil increase blood flow. So if it is taken alone with no propecia, (finasteride) does it take blood with DHT to the hair and increase hair loss?
No. Dht is in circulation any way and more or less blood flow to the scalp does not affect its fnction.
I am taking 1 mg finasteride daily for my hair loss. Would adding 0.1% fin topical with minoxidil have any improved effect?
Yes. The 2 drugs work in different ways. You may get benefit from both medications.
No offence but why are most of the doctors prescribing minoxidil and finasteride as treatment for hair loss bald? :p
That's funny. Maybe it's because they are secure enough about their appearance that they don't feel the need for hair.
Baldness. Both minoxidil and finasteride may cause hair growth in male pattern baldness.