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Hair Transplant & Hair Restoration Blog, Dr. Shelly Friedman, DO, Scottsdale, AZ

Why do some hair loss doctors choose not to prescribe dutasteride for hair loss?

Patient’s Question: Hi Dr. Friedman, I was reading online about how DHT causes hair loss, and that Finasteride/Propecia can block DHT from causing hair loss. Reading further, I learned that finasteride only blocks one type of DHT, while Dutasteride/Avodart actually blocks both forms of DHT. My question is what is your opinion of using dutasteride…

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How long does it take for women to see noticeable, new hair growth results from laser therapy treatments?

  • Dr Shelly Friedman, DO
  • September 21, 2017
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Patient’s Question: How long does it take to see results from laser therapy treatments?  Do they work for women?  I am a 53-year-old female.  Am I a candidate? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Laser therapy is extremely successful in women who have miniaturized hairs still present on their scalp.  When hair dies it does not just fall…

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What is the difference between old hair plugs and follicular unit extraction?

Patient’s Question: My brother-in-law had his hair transplant done 20 years ago and I don’t really like the results.  Can you please explain how traditional hair transplants differ from the FUE method hair transplants. Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Twenty years ago many doctors were still doing plugs using a 4 mm punch graft, whereas FUE or…

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At what age do young men begin losing hair?

Patient’s Question: I am a 21-year-old male and I am losing more and more hair daily.  I wouldn’t say it is male pattern baldness, my hair is thinning all over.  What can be causing this?  Aren’t I too young to be experiencing hair loss? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Hair loss can begin any time after puberty…

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Why did Rogaine stop working for me?

Patient’s Question: I have been using over-the-counter Rogaine for over five years now and recently I started to notice that it has stopped working as well as it used to work.  Why should this be happening? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: No one really knows why Rogaine works and no one really knows why Rogaine stops working. …

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Can I take Propecia and Rogaine at the same time?

  • Dr Shelly Friedman, DO
  • September 19, 2017
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Patient’s Question: I found out on-line that you should wait about eight months to one year when taking Propecia before starting to take minoxidil.  I have been using minoxidil for years already.  What should I do?  Can I still start taking Propecia? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: I personally would start Propecia and minoxidil at the same…

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