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 …

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Can Treatment for “Low-T” lead to increased hair loss?

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr. Friedman, I am an overweight male in his mid-40s who has just started testosterone replacement therapy as recommended by a doctor. I’ve had two injections so far and I must admit, I am feeling a noticeable improvement in all things relevant. My question to you is – I know that increased …

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I have crown hair loss, when should I get a hair transplant?

Patient’s Question: I just turned 43 and I have been noticing thinning hair along the crown and top of my head.  Am I a hair transplant candidate? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Depending on how much hair loss you have at this time will dictate whether or not you are a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. …

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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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What is the best treatment to stop thinning hair loss?

Patient’s Question: I’m in my early 60s and tried hair loss medications years ago with no real results. My hair just keeps getting thinner and I’d like to know if there are any truly effective treatments that stop thinning. Doctor Friedman’s Answer: Prior to the 1990s, there were a number of non-FDA approved topical products …

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