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Male Hair Loss

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…

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…

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…