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What is the best topical treatment for the re-growth and thickening of hair loss for a female around the age of 40?

Patient’s Question:
What is the best topical treatment for the re-growth and thickening of hair loss for a female around the age of 40?

Dr. Friedman’s Answer:
I personally do not believe there is a good topical treatment for re-growth for women.  The only FDA approved drug is Rogaine or minoxidil and I think it is a drug that has not been very successful in re-growth of either males or females.

In my experience I think less than 5% of women will see any re-growth with minoxidil or Rogaine.  I have seen a decrease in hair loss with minoxidil but it still does not stop hair loss totally.

My feeling is the best treatment for women who are experiencing hair loss, especially an early thinning, is low-level laser therapy.  In our experience we have had phenomenal success in not only stopping the hair loss with laser therapy but we have also seen a reversal of miniaturization of the hair getting shorter and shorter and finer and finer.  We have actually seen the volume of hair getting thicker and thicker with low-level laser therapy.

The one thing we should make clear is that low-level laser therapy works best in patients who have a lot of hair still present and therefore the earlier one comes for treatment, the better the results.

Check out our slider below that explains the Capillus Laser Cap in brief. Afterword, view our photo gallery to see the results our patients have enjoyed.

The CapillusRX laser therapy cap is a hair loss treatment device available through our office that combines low level light therapy with exceptional portability and convenience. The light source is transmitted through a hermetically sealed dome that fits inside a baseball cap, or hat. The CapillusRX is FDA-cleared for both men and women who suffer from pattern balding. This is an at-home medical device that you can where at anytime and any place you choose. You do NOT need to visit a doctor's office to use it.
The dome is easily concealed beneath a baseball cap and can be worn around the home while enjoying one of your favorite leisure activities. Whether it's that first cup of coffee in the morning, or watching your favorite television program, the Capillus cap gets results because user compliance is so simple and hassle free.
The dome is easily concealed beneath a baseball cap and can be worn around the home while enjoying one of your favorite leisure activities. Whether it's that first cup of coffee in the morning, or watching your favorite television program, the Capillus cap gets results because user compliance is so simple and hassle free.
Best of all, the Capillus works best on women. Above, is the before photograph of a 53 year-old women with thinning hair loss just prior to using a Capillus laser cap.
Here is the same woman 90 days later.
Above, a before photograph of a young woman, late 30s, with thinning hair loss.
Above, the same young woman after using the Capillus laser cap at home for six months.

Thank you for your inquiry. Please call us at 480.500.7443 or send us an EMAIL if you have any further questions.

See Also: Hair Loss in Women

Dr. Shelly Friedman, DO
Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon
Arizona’s Most Trusted Hair Loss Doctor
Named Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doc – Hair Transplant Surgeon

 

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