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Hair Loss Prevention | Regrowth Treatments
Hair regrowth can happen in as little as a couple of months or take up to one year to notice improvements. We utilize two medications the FDA has approved for treating androgenetic alopecia as well as an off-label medication:
1st Line Option | Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia)
For patients who are looking for something simple and straightforward we recommend taking finasteride. Finasteride is a pill taken once a day and is available with a prescription. In instances where patients take this medication for several months without adequate results and no adverse side effects, it is advisable to try our 2nd line option dutasteride.
2nd Line Option | Dutasteride (Avodart)
This medication is not FDA approved for the treatment of hair loss but can be prescribed off label for treating hair loss. In randomized trials It has been shown to be more effective than Finasteride in the prevention and regrowth of hair in men. In these same randomized trials both Finasteride and Dutasteride groups showed a similar side effect profile .
3rd Line Option | Minoxidil (Rogaine) with Microneedling
We recommend utilizing minoxidil topical application to the affected area twice daily with microneedling once a week as the third line treatment. It can be done without prescriptions or medical oversight. One reported downside is irritated flaky skin and microneedling can be excessively painful for some patients. Application of topical minoxidil needs to be done twice a day versus with weekly microneedling . Minoxidil is available as an over-the-counter foam or liquid product and microneedling devices can be bought online. Studies are limited but have shown significant results with greater than 50% improvement.
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