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 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.

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

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



Written on April 13, 2018 | Categories: Hair Loss Medication, Male Hair Loss, Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatment | Tags: ,