For years, mainly because of the 4$ risk of sexual side effects from finasteride. man have asked for a topical form of finasteride. Now we are seeing many more examples of topical finasteride (liposomal topical finasteride formulation) which suggests that this works. Most doctors can order this through compounding pharmacies; however, the result of the effectiveness of this is not clearly define in the medical literature as of this time. I am sure we will hear more about it soon