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Propecia is the brand name of the medication Finasteride. It’s the only FDA-approved oral medication that has been proven to treat androgenic alopecia and hereditary hair loss conditions in men.
Propecia stops hair follicles from shrinking and halts the development of androgenic alopecia. Results can be seen in as little as 3 months from the start of continuous use. After 6 months of treatment, there’s about a 30% improvement in visible hair replacement on average.
Rogaine is the brand name of the medication Minoxidil. Rogaine is the only FDA-approved topical hair loss treatment for both men and women. It’s also the only FDA-approved treatment currently available for female pattern baldness.
Rogaine works by widening the hair follicles, allowing them to grow thicker and stronger. Minoxidil can also stimulate dormant follicles and promote new hair growth. Results can be seen as early as 3 months after continuous use. On average, the most visible results are seen 6 months after continuous treatment.
Hair loss medications and prescriptions offer an alternative to surgical hair transplant procedures. For those suffering from hair loss, medication can often be prescribed to slow down the progression of the hair loss cycle and inhibit further follicular thinning from taking place.
Dr. Michael Markou is the primary physician at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration and offers two medications to treat hair loss: Propecia (Finasteride) and Rogaine (Minoxidil). As a medical leader in the state of Florida for regenerative medicine, Dr. Markou also offers platelet-rich plasma and stem cells as non-surgical alternatives for hair restoration.
Propecia is the brand name of the medication Finasteride. It’s one of the most common non-surgical hair replacement medications used for the treatment of androgenic alopecia in men only, also known as male pattern baldness. Androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss among men and is due to a combination of genes and chemicals found within the body.
When an excess amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – the main chemical influencer of hair loss – is produced by the body, it can have an effect on the hair growth cycle. DHT can actually cause hair follicles to shrink until the scalp is no longer producing visible hair.
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Propecia (Finasteride) works by preventing the conversion of ordinary testosterone to DHT. By inhibiting and blocking the formation of DHT in the scalp, Propecia is able to interrupt the development of male pattern baldness and stop the already affected hair follicles from shrinking further. The medical treatment was developed to treat mild to moderate hair loss on the middle-front and top of the head. It not only reduces further hair loss from taking place, but can also help regrow visible hair.
Propecia (Finasteride) is the first and only FDA-approved oral medication that has been proven to treat androgenic alopecia and hereditary hair loss conditions in men. The medication can only be prescribed by a licensed physician. It’s important to take Propecia exactly as prescribed by your doctor. For the most optimal results, regular and consistent uses have shown to work best. Results can be seen as early as 3 months from continuous use. After 6 months of treatment, there’s about a 30% improvement in visible hair replacement on average.
Rogaine is the brand name of the medication Minoxidil. Minoxidil is an over the counter topical solution used for the treatment of androgenic alopecia in both men and women, also known as male or female pattern baldness. Androgenic alopecia is the most common hereditary condition of hair loss and causes follicles to thin over time. The condition has the ability to shrink hair follicles until the hair is no longer visible on the scalp.
Rogaine (Minoxidil) works by widening the hair follicles. This allows more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to reach the follicle. In turn, a stronger and thicker strand of hair is able to form. Minoxidil will prolong the anagen phase of the hair cycle (growth phase), causing hair follicles to grow longer and in higher amounts.
The treatment was developed to offer an alternative to oral hair loss medication as well as provide a non-surgical hair replacement treatment for female pattern baldness. Minoxidil works by not only inhibiting the effects of hair loss, but also has the ability to stimulate dormant follicles and promote new growth.
Rogaine is the only FDA-approved topical hair loss treatment and the only FDA-approved treatment for female pattern baldness. The treatment has been proven to help stop further hair loss from occurring and stimulates hair growth in both men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia. Rogaine (Minoxidil) is an over the counter medication that comes in a liquid or foam form.
The topical solution is applied once daily directly to the scalp. In order to obtain the most optimal results, consistent use is strongly recommended. Results can be seen as early as 3 months from regular use. On average, visible results are seen after 6 months of treatment.
It’s important to consult with a licensed professional about the possible hair loss treatments and which treatment will work best for you. Dr. Markou is currently offering FREE consultations in Tampa, Florida for both men and women looking to restore their hair. Schedule a consultation today by filling out the form below or contact us at (727) 446-0608 to learn the benefits of each treatment, their anticipated results, and receive your own personalized hair growth plan from Dr. Markou, the leading hair replacement physician of Tampa.