Propecia and Rogaine

Propecia and Rogaine Explained

Medical Options For Hair Loss: Minoxidil (Rogaine) And Finasteride (Propecia)

medical-hair-restoration-optionsThere is a bewildering number of medical options for hair loss. Unfortunately, many of the herbal and vitamin hair loss therapies lack substantiated evidence of benefit. With the advent of the Internet, numerous sites have cropped up hawking all sorts of therapies that claim instant hair growth and a enduring fix for baldness. Dr. Lam’s textbook reviews many of these purported therapies and cautiously advises prospective patients about pursuing these avenues.

Nevertheless, the Food & Drug Administration has approved only two medical therapies for hair loss that have proven benefit in select patients: minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia). Although these options may not be suitable for every person, they do provide a method to reduce or delay further hair loss and in some persons restore some hair fullness. In addition, these medications can also help to optimize the results of surgical hair restoration. Dr. Lam encourages patients to begin one or both therapies after proper consultation if an individual is concerned about hair loss or contemplating hair restoration in the immediate or even remote future.

If you would like to know if Propecia & Rogaine are right for you call 972-312-8105 or email us to schedule your hair consultation. The details of your hair restoration (both the limitations and the benefits in your particular situation) will be explained to you during your Propecia & Rogaine hair consultation with Dr. Lam and his team.

For more information on how minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia) can be used to combat hair loss whether you are considering surgical hair restoration or not, please view our “additional resources” section below to view an indepth video consultation on medical solutions for hair loss. Also, a detailed report for each medication comprising basic science, clinical trials, dosage, and side effects has been structured as a white paper for your benefit:

For even more extensive information about these medications, please visit the manufacturer’s respective websites: and

Dutasteride (Avodart) for the treatment of male pattern baldness has not been clinically established through Phase III Trials. Finasteride in women is off label for post-menopausal women only, as it can cause birth defects in the male fetus in women of reproductive age. For more information on Dutasteride for androgenetic alopecia (AGA), or male pattern baldness, and finasteride for women and the position statement of the Lam Institute of Hair Restoration on uses of these medications in those prescribed fashions, click the appropriate box below:

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