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Propecia/Finasteride La JollaAn important consideration to discuss with your hair restoration surgeon is the role that medical intervention may contribute to your hair restoration plan. The success of the use of the 5-alpha-reductase blocking medication Propecia®, generically known as finasteride, is well documented in the majority of those men taking the medication to stop or slow the progression of their hair-loss. 90% of men see visible results (either in terms of regrowth of hair or no further hair loss), while 66% of men taking propecia will regrow new hair.
Rogaine® (generically known as minoxidil) is a topical agent that works by a different mechanism than Propecia® (finasteride). It can be used alone or in conjunction with finasteride, and has been shown to be effective in 85% of those using the preparation as directed.
Nutrafol is a physician-formulated, clinically tested botanical supplement that targets the multiple underlying causes of hair thinning and loss.
Other Herbal and Topical Agents
Today, there are a large number of herbal and/or topical agents available which claim to have an effect on the growth of hair through any number of different mechanisms. These alternatives can range from minimally effective to helpful to sometimes harmful. It is best to consult with a hair restoration expert prior to initiating any treatment for which there is little or no clinical evidence of efficacy (proof that a given product actually does what it says it does).