Why Doesn’t Finasteride Keep/Maintain Minoxidil Gains If You Switch?

Despite how many seek information in the Internet, Wikipedia is not always a definitive or correct source of information. Propecia (finasteride 1mg) and Rogain (topical minoxdil) does not have the same mechanism of action on hair growth. They work in different ways. Both medications will lose effectiveness once you stop using the medication. In other

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What To Start First? Minoxidil or Propecia

You ask an interesting question. The simple answer is that there is no right answer. What medication you choose (Propecia vs Rogaine) is up to the individual and its results may not be a significant issue because the two medication work in different ways (different mechanism of action). The hairs you gained from Rogain may

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Adverse Event Reporting in Clinical Trials of Finasteride

From Wiki definition: A meta-analysis comprises statistical methods for contrasting and combining results from different studies in the hope of identifying patterns among study results, sources of disagreement among those results, or other interesting relationships that may come to light in the context of multiple studies.[1] Meta-analysis can be thought of as “conducting research about

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I Lost My Hair After Crash Diet

Starvation and extreme work outs do not sound very healthy. It isn’t such a surprise you suffered some unintended consequence such as loss of your hair. I can’t tell you if your hair will grow back. Only time will tell.

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Patient Story After FUE Surgery Cracked Me Up!

A patient who had a surgery yesterday, told me about his experience as he was walking the two blocks to his hotel. His surgery was finished at about 4:00 pm and he was wearing a surgical cap (to cover his FUE and hair transplant surgery) and a doctor’s scrub top (given to all of our

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I Was Prescribed An Anti-DHT Medication

The only oral medication for treatment of male pattern hair loss is Propecia which is finasteride 1mg. I do not know what DHT medication you were prescribed but you should ask your doctor and ask him these questions (directly to your doctor). The only other DHT reducing medication is Avodart (dutasteride) but 4mg is not

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Scalp MicroPigmentation Medical Publications

Thank you for the mention. We have other medical journal publications HERE.

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LeBron James and Hair Transplant Scar

It does seem LeBron James had a hair transplant surgery looking at the photos. I cannot say why he would choose a Strip surgery over the FUE surgery. FUE surgery certainly would have spared him of the scar. I do know that curly African American hair is also very difficult for most doctors to perform

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Why Doesn’t Finasteride Keep/Maintain Minoxidil Gains If You Switch?

Wikipedia is not a substitute for a doctor or definitive information – especially when it comes to personal medical related topics that can impact your health. It is not a substitute for seeing a doctor. Minoxidile does not have an impact on DHT. We really don’t know the exact mechanism why it works but did

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Body Building Supplements Like Creatine or Androstenedone Increase Risk of Testicular Cancer?

Men who use muscle-building supplements (MBSs) that contain creatine or androstenedione may have up to 65% increased risk of developing testicular cancer, according to a case-control study published online March 31 in the British Journal of Cancer. So many of our readers are focus on body building and use these supplements as a way to

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Will You Perform Piloscopy?

First, what is Piloscopy. A presentation of an endoscopic approach to follicular unit extraction was presented at the ISHRS conference last October by Wesley. The idea was to use an endoscope to enter the scalp from a 2 cm incision and extract follicular units from below the scalp near the skull side with a 1.2

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Immature Hairline Rounded Corners of Actor Taylor Lautner

Actor Taylor Lautner does not have balding. His front corner hair line looks slightly higher now than it did when he was younger. Thus I call this maturing hairline or loss of his juvenile hair line. Not balding. Finally there is no such thing as “abnormal” MPB. Some people have the genes for Male Pattern

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Minoxidil and Propecia Side Effect

It just shows that Internet can be a great source of information as well as mis-information. Thus I advocate seeing a doctor face to face to ask your medical questions. Please point me to the link on this BaldingBlog if you have found a conflicting information on side effects. You can easily do a search

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Propecia and Fertility and Sperm Count

There have been questions raised on the relationship between low sperm counts or fertility issues and the use of Propecia (finasteride 1mg). While there is no clear evidence that there is a direct relationship, there are reports you may find on the Internet that may justify such concern. The best advice is to speak with

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Plucking Hair Can Help Treat Baldness

There was an article on SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN April 9, 2015 Hair Regrowth Discovery Suggests Skin Cells Communicate Like Bacteria “When a researcher at the University of Southern California and his colleagues plucked 200 hairs from mice in a specific pattern in a confined area—ensuring that many neighboring hairs were pulled—more than 1,000 hairs grew back

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read

I get hundreds of emails a week asking me about my opinion on new hair loss treatment or my thoughts on side effects of Propecia. While the Internet is a great source for information, it is not always accurate. My point has always been there is no substitute for seeing a doctor (in person) when

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Moring Wood Erection and Finasteride Doseage

I am not aware of any studies and I would be guessing at the mechanism of how morning erections is correlated with finateride dose. It could just be a perceived effect not related to the dose or it may be the dose change after all. It is not hard to imagine that less drug should

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High Anxiety and Hair Loss

Propecia is only for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. It has no effect on other types of hair loss. Hair loss from stress is not androgenic alopecia.

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Short Tapered Hairs Falling Out, Is This A Sign Of Balding?

Hair morphology is not a sign of male pattern balding. Hair loss is a special “Male Pattern” is considered Male Pattern Balding. How a hair looks don’t really mean much. Usually miniaturized hairs will look thinner even for people who are not balding. We all can lose up to 100 hairs a day.

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Dental Numbing Agent and Hair Loss?

How does hair loss and teeth cleaning or gum numbing agent even related?

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