Q1: I read a research paper citing that the peppermint oil is better than minoxidil. What are your thoughts? I have been using minoxidil for last 3-4 years, is it worth to switch to peppermint oil?
Q2: I reduced finasteride dosage to 0.63 mg from 1.25 mg 2 years ago, but after experiencing frontal hair loss increased it to 1 mg. Would hair grow back? Are there any other treatments available for frontal hair loss?
The December 2014 article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289931/ suggests that Peppermint Oil is better than minoxidil for promoting hair growth. I just had a patient tell me that they tried it and found that the minoxidil worked better for him.
I don’t have any independent opinion but did find the article of great interest and compelling. People who either reduce or stop finasteride and then return to the finasteride normal dose, sometimes do not get back to their earlier hair status.