Dr. Friedman’s Opinion on Topical Finasteride
- Dr Shelly Friedman, DO
- April 13, 2018
- Hair Loss Medication, Male Hair Loss, Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatment
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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 medication is how much is absorbed through the skin. Most medications have a very large molecular weight which prevents absorption into the skin. If the medication does not get absorbed into the hair follicles there will be no improvement.
— 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