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Hair Loss Medication

Dr. Friedman’s Opinion on Topical Finasteride

Patient’s Question: What is your opinion of Topical Finasteride? It seems to be quite effective from what I have read. Do you recommend it, and if so, how can I obtain it? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Topical Finasteride is not FDA approved and therefore I do not prescribe it to my patients.  The problem with any…

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…

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…