In addition, topical creams or lotions such as minoxidil, cortisone (also injected into the scalp), or anthralin are sometimes used.
Fashionable wigs let you change your hairstyle daily, or you may want to consider a medical treatment like Minoxidil.
Common treatments for male pattern baldness are minoxidil and finasteride.
Minoxidil is sold under the brand name Rogaine.
Minoxidil is available over the counter.
Minoxidil doesn't work for everyone.
Minoxidil's effects continue only while you're using it.
As with minoxidil, the effects cease as soon as the medicine is stopped.
Pattern baldness may be beaten with the use of minoxidil (Rogaine) for men and women.
These include topical minoxidil and finasteride.
The most commonly marketed forms of minoxidil and finasteride are Rogaine and Propecia.
Both minoxidil and finasteride affect hair loss through different mechanisms, but make note that the fact they are FDA approved does not imply that they safe for all individuals.
The FDA approval of minoxidil and finasteride merely supports the claim that research has indicated these two ingredients have a slight to substantial effect on hair loss.
Minoxidil is a topical chemical that affects the hair follicle by speeding up growth and increasing the width of the follicle.
The exact mechanism of minoxidil is not known and it is also not effective for all types of hair loss.
Minoxidil may speed hair growth and help thicken weak vellus hairs, but the results are varied.
However, in many cases, minoxidil only helps to produce a crop of fine weak hairs that never thicken into the terminal variety.
Minoxidil is available in concentrations for both women and men.
Though finasteride and minoxidil are FDA approved, they both may cause side effects.
You can read more information about the uses and contraindications of finasteride and topical minoxidil at Pub Med Health.com.
Hair loss products such as minoxidil (a topical cream applied to the scalp) and finasteride (a prescription drug) can slow and even slightly reverse hair loss, but the benefits are lost when the products are no longer used.
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